Watching live sporting events is one of America’s favorite pastimes. There is something we find thrilling about being surrounded by fellow fans, watching the team gear up, and yelling at the opposing team until our lungs hurt. Luckily for New Jersey residents and visitors, there is a wide variety of sports complex and event centers to choose from when you need a sports fix.
Top 3 Sports Complex in New Jersey
Read on to discover some of the best sports venues in New Jersey.
The Prudential Center is the home to New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League and the Seton Hall Pirates of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The Devils kick off their 2018-19 season at home on October 6 against the Oilers. The Pirates have 14 home games on their 2018-19 schedule, with their first home game on November 17 against St. Louis.
The Prudential Center also offers a variety of other events. You can attend concerts featuring performers such as Elton John, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Bruno Mars, or comedy shows such as the Impractical Jokers. If you are looking for an event that the children will enjoy, “Disney On Ice” is a great choice.
Meadowlands Sports Complex
Inside the Meadowlands Sports Complex, you will find MetLife Stadium, the home of the New York Giants and New York Jets (NFL) and Meadowlands Racetrack, a popular horse racing track. If you are an NFL fan and you live in New Jersey, you have no excuse for boredom this winter. You can easily fill your calendar with a combination of home games for the Giants and the Jets. Both the Giants and the Jets offer eight home games for the 2018-19 season.
You can also keep entertained by placing a few bets at the horse track. As it recently opened a legal sports-betting service. Between the NFL games and the horse races, you will be spending a lot of time at the popular Meadowlands Sports Complex. You can easily find a nearby hotel for the nights that you are not able to make it home.
Arm & Hammer Park
Arm & Hammer Park, also known as Mercer County Waterfront Park, is the home to the Minor League Baseball team, the Trenton Thunder. The Thunder play in the Eastern Division of the Eastern League and have a 140-game slate. Although the current season ends in September, you can binge baseball once again when the 2019 season begins.
Whether you are living in New Jersey or are just here for a visit. There are plenty of venues for sports entertainment at your fingertips. In addition to the stadiums and teams listed above. New Jersey is also home to the BlueClaws, a Minor League Baseball team; The New York Red Bulls, a Major League Soccer team; and the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball’s Somerset Patriots. So while you are here, be ready to eat stadium food classics, dress up in your team’s colors, and attend some exciting live sporting events, because New Jersey has it all!
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