IZOD Center is home to the NBA’s New Jersey Nets and hundreds of different events.
Countless LEGENDARY moments in sports and entertainment history have taken place in the IZOD Center. The Devils have won three Stanley Cups in the last nine years (1995, 2000, 2003) and the Nets advanced to the NBA Finals the past two years (2002, 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 IZOD Center 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 IZOD Center 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;