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Sports and Recreation

From watching professional sports teams compete to participating in any number of sports and recreation activities as a player yourself, Newark has many options to offer. From golf to baseball to roller skating to picnicking in the park, the following list of resources provides options for those looking for active ways to enjoy Newark.

Prudential Center 

Prudential Center opened in October, 2007 and is the first new arena built in the New Jersey, New York Metropolitan area in more than 25 years. The Rock is home to the three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball, the NBA’s NETS Basketball, the WNBA’s New York Liberty and, in 2011, the NBA Draft and the NCAA East Regional Finals. Prudential Center now ranks tenth overall in the highest grossing arenas worldwide for 2011, according to leading industry publication Venues Today.

Branch Brook Park Roller Skating Center
7th and Clifton Avenues
(973) 482-8900

The Branch Brook Park Roller Skating Center re-opened its doors in 1996 after a complete renovation. The 27,228 square-foot building is run by United Skates of America, Inc. and features a state-of-the-art sound system and parking for 102 vehicles. The facility is completely equipped with a pro shop, a skate rental area, refreshment stands, a room for private parties, vending machines, and a game area.

Newark Bears
450 Broad Street
(973) 848-1000

Newark's hometown baseball team, the Newark Bears, has been playing America's favorite pastime for ten seasons at the Bears Eagles Riverfront Stadium. In 2007, the Bears won the 2007 Atlantic League Championship over the Somerset Patriots in four games, after beating the Long Island Ducks in the first round of the playoffs. And during the 2008 season, former major league infielder Wayne Krenchicki earned his 1000th victory as the team's manager when he led the Bears to a win over the expansion team Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.