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Pru Center and NJ PAC Introduce Jersey's All-Access Family Pass

Family Affordable Ticket Gives Access to New Jersey Devils,
NETS and Seton Hall Basketball, and NJPAC

September 22, 2010

NEWARK, N.J.The New Jersey Devils, NETS and Seton Hall Basketball, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) have teamed up for the first time to offer a low-priced package sure to please families throughout New Jersey.  The Jersey’s All-Access Family Pass offers access to all three teams at “the Rock”, as well as a popular family show at NJPAC.

A $48.00 pass includes all four events and gives families a chance to experience the best entertainment at the best venues in New Jersey at an attractive rate. Geared to fans of both sports and the arts, the All-Access Family Pass will become available on September 22nd and is available until October 8th through the NJPAC box office.

“Balancing entertainment value and affordability is a priority for families statewide,” said Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno. “That’s why packages like the All-Access Family Pass have never been more appealing. It highlights gorgeous, state-of-the-art venues like the Prudential Center and NJPAC, and supports the Christie Administration’s larger goal of promoting New Jersey as the ideal family-oriented destination.”

“The Jersey All-Access Family Pass will give families from all over our state the opportunity to come and experience Newark as the cultural hub of this region,” said Newark Mayor Cory Booker. “I’m thrilled the Devils, NETS, Seton Hall and NJPAC have come together to host family fun in Newark at a friendly price.”

“There are such a wide variety of activities at the Prudential Center and NJPAC, and we are pleased that these two entertainment venues have come together to provide this unique ticket offer. Jersey’s All-Access Family Pass makes Prudential Center and NJPAC events more attractive and affordable for families. It’s a great opportunity to introduce these wonderful entertainment venues to a wider audience,” said Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.

Opening with the 3-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils, families will watch the team take the ice at Prudential Center as they face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Columbus Day, Monday, October 11th at 4:00 pm.  With NETS Basketball now making its home at “the Rock”, the All-Access Family Pass includes the Friday, October 29th NBA match-up when the NETS take the court against the Sacramento Kings at 7:00 pm. Families have the excitement of college basketball to look forward to in November, as the All-Access Family Pass includes the Seton Hall Pirates vs. the Cornell University Big Red on Sunday, November 14th at 12:00 pm. NJPAC completes the All-Access Family Pass with “Video Games Live” on Wednesday, December 29th at 7:30 pm. “Video Games Live” is an immersive concert featuring some of the best video game music performed by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and accompanied by video game imagery, dazzling lighting effects, live action and audience interactivity.

"Whether sports or performance, Newark is abuzz with great options for families to spend a day or night on the town" said Catrina L. Boisson, VP, Marketing, New Jersey Performing Arts Center.  "We are delighted to join with our neighbors in offering affordable family fun in New Jersey's largest city."

“Jersey’s All-Access Family Pass provides families with the opportunity to come see Jersey’s Team – and three of our neighbors, while experiencing everything that Newark has to offer in the coming months,” said New Jersey Devils Head Coach John MacLean.

“This is a wonderful program which showcases the best that Newark has to offer,” said NETS General Manager Billy King. “It allows families an affordable option to enjoy premier events at both the Prudential Center and NJPAC, and we hope that this will bring even more NETS fans to ‘the Rock’ to experience the exciting brand of basketball that we have to offer this season.”

“The Pirates are proud to partner with the Devils, NETS and NJPAC to offer families a tremendous entertainment option in Newark!  I look forward to our season opener on November 14th and hope fans across the state join us for an exciting season,” said Seton Hall Head Men’s Basketball Coach Kevin Willard.

For more information or to purchase tickets, patrons should call 1-888-GO-NJPAC  (466-5722) or go online to njpac.org and type Jersey All-Access into the search bar. Patrons can also click on December 29th on the NJPAC performance calendar.

The NJPAC Call Center is open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm and Sun 12pm-5pm. The NJPAC Box Office is open Tue-Sat 12pm-6pm and Sun 12pm-5pm. The Box Office is closed on Mondays.

Prudential Center in Newark, NJ opened in October of 2007 and is the first new arena built in the New Jersey, New York Metropolitan area in more than 25 years. Home to the three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball, starting in 2010 the NBA’s NETS Basketball, and in 2011 the NCAA East Regional Finals, Prudential Center hosts a variety of shows from the biggest names in sports and entertainment.

Seton Hall University Athletics competes at the NCAA Division I level as members of the Big East Conference. The University sponsors 14 men’s and women’s varsity sports.  Prudential Center has been the proud home to the Seton Hall Men’s Basketball program since its opening in 2007.  The Pirates will host 15 home contests at “The Rock” during the 2010-11 season.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, New Jersey, is the sixth largest performing arts center in the United States.  As New Jersey’s Town Square, NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the State’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city.  Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts.  NJPAC has attracted over 6 million visitors (more than one million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.  Visit www.njpac.org for more information. Programming has been made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. NJPAC is a wheelchair accessible facility and provides assistive services for patrons with disabilities.  For more information, call 888-GO-NJPAC.

Prudential Center Media Contact: Anne Sciaino – PR Manager – 973-757-6246 – asciaino@prucenter.com

New Jersey Devils Media Contact: Mike Levine – Senior VP, Communications – 973-757-6100 – mlevine@newjerseydevils.com

NJPAC Media Contact: Josh Balber – Senior Director of Public Affairs – 973-353-8051 – Jbalber@njpac.org

NETS Basketball Media Contact: Barry Baum -- 917-847-1737 --  bbaum@fcrc.com

Seton Hall University Media Contact: Matthew Sweeney -- Assistant AD; Athletic Communications -- 973.761.9493 matthew.sweeney@shu.edu

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