Work underway on Championship Plaza
Wednesday, 07.22.2009 / 4:17 PM / Features
New Jersey Devils
A rendering of Championship Plaza, due to be completed this fall.
newjerseydevils.com – The Devils' winning tradition is about to become set in stone.
Construction has already begun on Championship Plaza, an open space entrance plaza to Prudential Center being developed and constructed by the Newark Downtown Core Redevelopment Corporation. It will be part Devils' town square, part open-air museum and part gathering space for fans and local business workers and patrons – but all about celebrating Jersey's Team.
This will be the spot to meet up with friends before the game and take pictures next to the 22-foot, 7,000-lb. hockey player statue created by New Jersey native Jon Krawczyk. Or to walk among stone markers honoring the Devils' three Stanley Cups, four Eastern Conference championships and eight Atlantic Division titles.
Bricks featuring fan messages will ring both the statue and an in-ground 60-foot granite Devils logo in the center of the plaza, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make your name a permanent part of Devils' history.
Anchoring the plaza will be a sculpted recreation of the Rock of Gibraltar, which is as much a symbol of strength as it is of Prudential's 134 years as a Newark-based success story.
Located across from Prudential Center's PNC Tower on the corner of Mulberry Street and Edison Place, Championship Plaza will be the perfect complement to the Devils' state-of-the-art home and an exciting new addition to the arena experience.
Stay tuned for more updates on newjerseydevils.com as the progress continues.