The Izod Center (formerly Continental Airlines Arena) is home to the NBA's New Jersey Nets, the NHL's New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall Men's Basketball and hundreds of different events.
Countless legendary moments in sports and entertainment history have taken place in this Arena. The Devils have won three Stanley Cups recently (1995, 2000, 2003) and the Nets advanced to the NBA Finals in both 2002 and 2003. The Izod Center has also hosted the NBA All-Star Game in 1982, the NHL All-Star Game in 1984, and the NCAA Men's Final Four in 1996.
The Izod Center has been graced by the greatest stars in modern music. It boasts a STATE-OF-THE-ART acoustical structure designed to provide audiences with excellent sound and an optimum view no matter where they're seated. The Arena opened in July 1981 with six sold-out shows by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Springsteen has frequently been back to the Meadowlands including a record 15 sold-out performances at the arena in 1999. Overall, Springsteen has sold-out 44 concerts at the arena and 16 at Giants Stadium making him the Meadowlands' top-selling artist. Other artists that have performed at the Arena include Billy Joel, Elton John, Madonna, U2, Celine Dion, Eric Clapton, Bon Jovi, Britney Spears and Eminem -- making Continental Arena one of the top concert venues in the country.
The Arena has received multiple industry awards since opening in 1981, including the "Prime Site Award" from Facilities and Event Management magazine; it was named "ARENA OF THE YEAR" a record eight times by Performance magazine and voted "#1 Grossing Arena in North America " by Amusement Business in 1999.
From the Nets to the Devils, it's always wall-to-wall THRILLS AND CHILLS at The Izod Center. It's not just the sporting events that keep this place packed. With corporate events and family shows including Disney on Ice, Harlem Globetrotters, Sesame Street Live, WWE, Champions On Ice and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, we make sure kids of all ages stay on the edge of their seats.
More than 54 million people have attended nearly 5,000 events at the Arena since it opened in 1981.