Real World - Prudential Center

Professor: Shawn Amsler
Schedule: Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Credits: 3 credit course


The challenge:

The Prudential Center along other key institutions are looking to lead in the development and redevelopment  the City of Newark.  Students in this class will be asked to create a plan for "Newark 2035", that looks at Newark and its assets, analyzes other comparable cities and their redevelopments and presents an urban planning vision that considers the arena, business, entertainment, transportation, and branding for the city.


About the organization:

Prudential Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the central business district of Newark, New Jersey, United States. It was designed by HOK Sport (now Populous), with the exterior designed by Morris Adjmi Architects. Opened in 2007, it is the home of the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the men's basketball program of Seton Hall University, known as the Seton Hall Pirates. The arena officially seats 16,514 patrons for hockey games and up to 18,711 for basketball. Fans and sports writers have affectionately nicknamed the arena "The Rock"[9] in reference to the Rock of Gibraltar, the corporate logo of Prudential Financial, a financial institution that owns the naming rights to the arena and is headquartered within walking distance of it.

Prudential Center