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02-11-2013, 11:17 AM
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Out of Towner possibly to a game

Hi, Hurricanes fan in peace coming to ask about going to a Devils game.

I am traveling for work to the Basking Ridge area for work and realized the Hurricanes were in town tomorrow night and now want to go to the game. How's parking for the game and how much should I expect this to cost me if I were to go? How much are average seats (nothing fancy just good sight lines and all)?

I know the horror stories of Newark, but really want to check out the Prudential Arena and being that this is probably the only chance I'll have to see the Hurricanes this year since I moved to Chicago, I think I'm going to take it.

Thanks in advance and good luck!

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02-11-2013, 11:27 AM
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I know you are in peace, but quite ironic when you mention the "horror stories of Newark" when you're from Chicago of all places.

Parking runs from basically $15 to $30 right next to the arena.

Here are the links to Ticketmaster and StubHub.
If you don't find anything there within your liking there are always scalpers outside at Champ Plaza (Mulberry & Edison).

http://www.stubhub.com/new-jersey-de...-2013-4222925/

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/02...4&minorcatid=9

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There are no horror stories of Newark when it comes to the Arena. I have been a season ticket holder since before they moved to Newark and I have never heard anything bad happening besides your normal fan fights.

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02-11-2013, 11:44 AM
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I know you are in peace, but quite ironic when you mention the "horror stories of Newark" when you're from Chicago of all places.

Parking runs from basically $15 to $30 right next to the arena.

Here are the links to Ticketmaster and StubHub.
If you don't find anything there within your liking there are always scalpers outside at Champ Plaza (Mulberry & Edison).

http://www.stubhub.com/new-jersey-de...-2013-4222925/

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/02...4&minorcatid=9
I like in the nice part of Chicago - there's like no crime by me. The war zone is like 30-40 blocks away . But definitely understand the comment .

Is there any section in particular I should stick too for best experience?

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Depends on your budget but honestly you can't go wrong with your seat. Every seat is a good view.

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I like in the nice part of Chicago - there's like no crime by me. The war zone is like 30-40 blocks away . But definitely understand the comment .

Is there any section in particular I should stick too for best experience?
As far as premium seating goes, The Goal Bar seats are very cool, they do not include any free drinks or food, but a good view, nice comfortable seats and a full cash bar behind you.
It's where they do the Devils pregame, intermission and post game shows.

The Club Seats include free food through the end of the 2nd period and also have full cash bars.

The Acela Club Restaurant front row Ledge includes better free food and 2 drink tickets to be used on anything in their full cash bar.

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02-11-2013, 12:24 PM
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Balcony seats where the Canes shoot twice would be great for your first time at the Rock. Very affordable seats too.

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Go to Dinosaur BBQ before the game. Steps away from the Rock

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The arena is safe, and around the arena. Only thing I ever heard about were people getting attacked after a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert. It's in the safest part of the city though. I think you can park on the lot on Halsey st for $7 bucks still? Or you can take the train to Penn Station, and it's a 10 minute walk tops. Not sure if there is a stop near Basking Ridge though.

The seats from about 10 rows up behind either goal are pretty affordable. Shouldn't run more than $90 bucks including the tax they put on them.

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There's a train in Basking Ridge, but the line it's on connects into Broad St instead of Penn Station. I'm not sure how the walk is from there, but it's technically an option.

Considering the distance and time involved, I'd prefer to drive in from out there.

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02-11-2013, 04:17 PM
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There's a train in Basking Ridge, but the line it's on connects into Broad St instead of Penn Station. I'm not sure how the walk is from there, but it's technically an option.

Considering the distance and time involved, I'd prefer to drive in from out there.
The walk from Newark Broad is "doable" but a pain. Not recommended, especially at this time of year. Last thing you want to do when its this cold out. Just take the light rail from Newark Broad to Newark Penn if that's the way to go about it. From experience though, as I live near towns on the Morris/Essex lines which only go to Newark Broad, its usually just easier to drive all things considered. My options are drive 25 minutes and park right next to the arena or drive 10-15 minutes to a train station with limited parking and then take a 20-30 minute train... Just not really worth it especially since savings are minimal.

I would say he's best off driving and leaving early enough in case he has a little issue figuring out the directions (or to go eat somewhere next to the arena ahead of time).

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Just drive to the game if you have a rental car. Much easier, less time consuming.

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I usually park in a lot on Washington Street for free (Lafayette > turns into William St past Broad > 3rd right onto Washington > parking lot on the right before Maiden Ln).
Kinda sketchy - there's no attendant, the gate's always been open - but i gotta put a disclaimer to park there at your own risk.
Here's the lot outlined in red (as you can see there's a bunch of cars in it during the day but on game nights it's always empty).


here's a street view of the lot:


there's also a good amount of street parking in the side streets between that lot and broad st. I've paid for parking very infrequently over the past few years and it's only been when I'm running late.

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Don't listen to the above guy, just park at one of the garages around the arena for 15 bucks

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02-11-2013, 04:51 PM
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I advise both the OP and the guy who parks on Washington St. to never park there. Thats just dumb.

Good safe $15 parking garage on Raymond Blvd. Very safe area a few blocks from the arena.

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You're in town for a work thing, so you probably don't really have many other expenses, and not a lot of chances to see your favorite team live?

Plunk down the extra bucks, drive right into the lot connected to the Prudential Center on Lafayette St. Walk right into the building and enjoy yourself.

Or pay a couple bucks less, and drop $20 on parking right across from the arena, and go over to Edison Ale House or Dino BBQ right next to arena for some great food, or be adventurous and take a 2-3 block walk across a highway to Hell's Kitchen to get some local Devils color in, take an interesting walk 2-3 blocks across Broad St to Hobby's Deli to visit a Newark landmark and institution, and one of the last bastions of the Jewish deli from a different time.

Either way, don't bother with train schedules and missing trains, etc. or with shady free parking blocks away. You'll enjoy your night more. And check out the other threads about this kind of thing to see where to go to try to meet your favorite 'Canes. Opposing players are very accessible at our rink.

If you need any more help or further directions just drop me a PM, and I'll give you my email if you need. Enjoy Newark.

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Free parking 4 blocks from the arena > $15 parking 4 blocks from the arena
And the lot is right behind Hobby's.
And you might just get to see one of the "horror stories of Newark" you speak about.

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Free parking 4 blocks from the arena > $15 parking 4 blocks from the arena
And the lot is right behind Hobby's.
And you might just get to see one of the "horror stories of Newark" you speak about.
While your advice may be good for someone familiar with the area, it's not sound for a first timer to The Rock.

I believe the lot near Hobby's on Halsey is closed due to the ongoing construction of the Teacher's Village.

For an out of towner, I would take Cowbell's advice, park close to The Rock and walk to one of the restaurant/bars in the area.

I would suggest Edison Ale House or Dino BBQ for someone's first visit mainly because of the location right next to The Rock.

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While your advice may be good for someone familiar with the area, it's not sound for a first timer to The Rock.

I believe the lot near Hobby's on Halsey is closed due to the ongoing construction of the Teacher's Village.

For an out of towner, I would take Cowbell's advice, park close to The Rock and walk to one of the restaurant/bars in the area.

I would suggest Edison Ale House or Dino BBQ for someone's first visit mainly because of the location right next to The Rock.
yeah i was only semi-serious. i was also going to recommend one of the upper corner sections since he asked about seats

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Why would anyone want to walk from Broad Street Station to the arena when they can take the light rail or bus is beyond me. Pure stupidity unless you're that desprate to save a couple of bucks.

Avoid anything west of Broad and Market until the Teacher's Village is complete. That's what I tell visitors especially those who aren't used to low-class urbanism. There's a reason why people complain about the location of the new Courtyard by Marriott.

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Why would anyone want to walk from Broad Street Station to the arena when they can take the light rail or bus is beyond me. Pure stupidity unless you're that desprate to save a couple of bucks.

Avoid anything west of Broad and Market until the Teacher's Village is complete. That's what I tell visitors especially those who aren't used to low-class urbanism. There's a reason why people complain about the location of the new Courtyard by Marriott.
The Courtyard location is fine, on the better side of Broad St at least and right next to the attached parking deck.

When did you move to Philthy BTW?

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OP, don't park in the "free" lot posted above especially if you have never been to Newark before. We wouldn't want you to get lost on the way back after the game lol.

There is plenty of safe and affordable parking lots located on Mulberry street (the main street the rock is on) right across from the arena your going to pay $30 which is nuts IMO, so head further down Mulberry st towards the Newark Court House and there is a bunch of $15-20 safe and secure lots there that put you a 3 minute walk from the stadium. 2 Pregame places to check out for a first timer would be Edison Ale House or the Dinosaur BBQ, both places are a good time and right next to the stadium.

Ticket wise I would check out stubhub for a great deal on a ticket for tomorrow, theres 1 ticket on stubhub right now thats pretty much center ice in the mezzanine that would run you about $40 total, which is half of face value.

Hope this helps and enjoy the game tomorrow

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Thanks everyone for the advice. I ended up going to the game and getting seats in 225 I think it was. I had Hobby's before the game and it was a pretty good Pastrami. I think Perry's in Chicago is a little better, but the pickles were fantastic. Other than a lot of profanity at random times because of seat disputes I saw, it was a good experience. The Rock is a beautiful arena and is much better than MSG or Nassau. I still like PNC a little more because it's less vertical, but other than that great experience!

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Thanks everyone for the advice. I ended up going to the game and getting seats in 225 I think it was. I had Hobby's before the game and it was a pretty good Pastrami. I think Perry's in Chicago is a little better, but the pickles were fantastic. Other than a lot of profanity at random times because of seat disputes I saw, it was a good experience. The Rock is a beautiful arena and is much better than MSG or Nassau. I still like PNC a little more because it's less vertical, but other than that great experience!
Glad you enjoyed it! At least for your sake you got to see a win! Don't mind our or at least my hatred of the Canes on here. It's the team I hate! Not the fans!

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Glad you enjoyed it! At least for your sake you got to see a win! Don't mind our or at least my hatred of the Canes on here. It's the team I hate! Not the fans!
It's all good. The thing I don't understand fully is the hate of the Rangers. I know you'd probably have to live here to understand. but for some reason it just seems weird to me to spend so much of the game talking trash about them. I went to NC State and Carolina fans refuse to acknowledge us and it boils our blood more - is it something similar to this? That said, I met some really nice fans, and was a great experience overall. The win really helped this too.

Forgot to say, I ended up parking by Hobby's for free on the street. I was kind of scared to do so more so because the rental car I ended up having was pretty incredible (Convertible Camaro) and was worried I was in the wrong area (it did seem a little sketch there), but all was well. Overall would give the experience a "Would do again" A- if not for the crazy sequence I witnessed with because of the seat dispute.

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