Wednesday , May , 23 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Seton Hall to play in Newark

Newark, NJ (Sports Network) – Seton Hall University will play its men’s
basketball games at the new arena in Newark, ending a 26-year run at the

The Prudential Center, an 18,500-seat venue for basketball, is scheduled to
open in October. The facility will also be the new home for the NHL’s New
Jersey Devils, the primary tenant.

“We are thrilled to welcome Seton Hall University and their fans to Prudential
Center,” said Devils Arena Entertainment president and chairman Jeffrey
Vanderbeek in a statement. “This is world-class facility is going to be an
exciting place to watch Big East basketball and we are glad to be the new home
of the Pirates.”

Seton Hall began playing at the Meadowlands in 1981-82 with a handful of
games, then started playing its entire Big East home schedule at the building
in the late 1980s and the majority of its home slate in East Rutherford in the

The move to Newark will also make home games closer to the South Orange
campus, just a few miles away.