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Visits Newark Penn Station to remind travelers to take transit to new Prudential Center

October 23, 2007
Contacts: Dan Stessel or Joe Dee
(973) 491-7078

NEWARK, NJ ó N.J. Devil, the mascot of the New Jersey Devils, will greet travelers in Newark Penn Stationís main concourse from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2007 to remind them that public transportation is the best way to get to the new Prudential Center.

Conveniently located two blocks from Newark Penn Station, the Prudential Center has its grand opening Thursday night with the first of ten Bon Jovi concerts. The arena is also home of the Devils, who play their first game in their new home Saturday night.

NJ TRANSIT representatives will accompany the mascot and answer any questions about traveling to the Prudential Center and walking from Newark Penn Station to the arena. New Jersey Devils staff will give away free Devils merchandise.

Newark Penn Station is served by NJ TRANSIT buses, trains and the Newark Light Rail system as well as PATH and Amtrak trains.

The arena will be a year-round destination, hosting concerts, family entertainments, sporting events and other attractions. It also is home of the Seton Hall University menís basketball team and the New Jersey Ironmen Major Indoor Soccer League team.

WHO: New Jersey Devils team mascot and NJ TRANSIT representatives

WHAT: Meet and greet; public transportation travel tips

WHERE: Newark Penn Station

WHEN: Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 4-6 p.m.