Description: 17,500-seat NHL Arena Team: New Jersey Devils (NHL) Owner: City of Newark / Devils Renaissance Development Architect: Populous (Interior) Morris Adjmi Architects (Exterior) CM/GC: Gilbane Building Company Budget: $380,000,000 Status: Completed - October 25, 2007


Jeff Vanderbeek and Michael Gilfillan had a grand plan to build the best hockey arena in the NHL to spark a renaissance in downtown Newark, New Jersey. The owners of the New Jersey Devils and driving forces behind Devils Renaissance Development would accept nothing less than the best for their players and fans and the city they call home. The combination of fan amenities such as the Fire and Ice Lounges, Bud Light Goal Bar, Suites at Ice Level, and Ledge Seating have redefined premium seating in sports venues. An integrated ice rink, constructed to the precise specifications of the main rink, gives the Devils a perfect onsite training center complete with adjoining dressing rooms and fitness facilities and also provides a remarkable community asset for the City of Newark. ICON saw to it that the 855,000 sf venue was completed ahead of schedule and on budget for its October 2007 grand opening.


Tim Romani, Principal-in-Charge
Art Aaron, Contract Implementation
Marc Farha, Project Executive
Rob Stephens, Project Director
Tom Noonan, Project Closeout
Adam Goodwin, Project Cost Manager


ICON always told me what I needed to know and did what needed to be done. They were the voice of reason that I relied upon to get Prudential Center built.

Jeff Vanderbeek

Owner and Chairman, New Jersey Devils (former)

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