New York Times: For Devils Fans, Trains Seem to Work Fine
Before the arena’s opening in late October, Mr. Vanderbeek said team surveys predicted that about 35 percent of fans would use mass transportation to get to the Prudential Center. The actual number, according to surveys done since, is closer to 50 percent.
“It’s just been fabulous for us,” Mr. Vanderbeek said in a recent interview. “And what that’s done is open up the state for us.”
As the arena was being built, many fans themselves said they would not be following the team to Newark. Some have not. But clearly many others are, and many of those are taking mass transit to get there, and they are finding it quicker, cheaper and simpler.
Great article on Devils fans making use of public transit to get to and from games. The Devils played a playoff game against the Rangers this weekend — we hardly noticed.
The city really seems to have put an excellent plan together to deal with traffic, and the fact that so many people are taking mass transit is just win-win for everyone: Newarkers, NJ Transit, the arena, fans, and the environment.