Seton Hall Pirates Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Shaheen Holloway

Team Mascot: The Pirate

Year Opened: 2007

Capacity: 18711

City / State: Newark / New Jersey

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Seton Hall vs St. John’s

Rival Team: St John's Red Storm

Seton Hall and St. John’s have an intense rivalry. The two schools are both members of the “Catholic 7” and founding members of the Big East, so the two have met many times over the years. There are always lots of bragging rights on the line when Seton Hall and St. John’s meet, so don’t miss your chance to see these two square off.

Seton Hall vs Rutgers

Rival Team: Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Seton Hall has a fierce in-state basketball rivalry with nearby Rutgers. The Pirates and Scarlet Knights were both members of members of the Big East Conference for years and there is no love lost between these two New Jersey-based schools. Don’t miss it when Rutgers comes to town if you want to see The Rock at its wildest.

Seton Hall Pirates Stadium Guide

In Game

Seton Hall is on the upswing making it the perfect time to attend a Pirates game. After years of struggling, fans are starting to show up in strong numbers to support the Pirates now that they’re back on track. Seton Hall made it back to the NCAA Tournament in 2016 for the first time since 2006, so now is the time to come out and show your support for Seton Hall basketball.

Along with the Pirates recent improvements on the court, the atmosphere at the Prudential Center has improved greatly as well. Students and alumni alike are coming out to support the Pirates in much higher numbers than the past few years, and it shows in the fun in-game atmosphere. You’ll hear lots of cheers and taunts when attending a Pirates game, which goes a long way in helping make the Prudential Center feel like the Pirates home.

In addition to getting to see a resurgent Pirates team and experiencing an improved in-game atmosphere, the Prudential Center is a beautiful place to take in a game. There are excellent sight lines all around the arena, and there are many extras around the venue to check out as well, including high school hockey jerseys and retired numbers of both Seton Hall and Devils players.

Newark isn’t known for being a great city to visit, but there are a few restaurants nearby for anyone looking to grab a bite to eat before or after the game.

You’ll have a fun time attending a Seton Hall basketball game where fans are abuzz with excitement over their team’s recent uptick in fortunes.

Things to check out

Retired Numbers and NCAA Finals Banners

The Prudential Center is home to banners honoring the Pirates greatest players including Frank Saul, Richie Regan, and Terry Dehere, as well as the school’s 1989 NCAA Finals appearance. Check these out to remember all of the best moments in Pirates history.

Championship Plaza

Championship Plaza opened to celebrate the Devils 30th anniversary and is an excellent place to gather before the game. The plaza features a 22 ft tall hockey player statue, so make sure to check it out during your visit to the Prudential Center.

High School Hockey Display

The high school hockey display in the Prudential Center’s lobby does an excellent job of showing off New Jersey’s high school hockey pedigree. You can see jerseys of schools from all around the state, so take a minute to take them all in.

Goal Bar

The Goal Bar, on Suite Level One, is a great place to grab a drink and enjoy the game. Unlike a lot of on-campus arenas, you can get beer and other alcoholic beverages at The Rock, so take full advantage of this.

Student Section

With the Pirates recent uptick in fortunes, the student section at Seton Hall games is becoming lively again. Seton Hall students come out in large numbers to support their team, and you’ll see plenty of passion, as well as body painting, on display at a Pirates basketball game.

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The Pirate

The Pirate is a favorite among fans of all ages and is known for his wild antics. You never know what kind of shenanigans The Pirate will get into next, so keep your eyes peeled for him at the game.

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Cheer Team

The Seton Hall cheer team pumps up the crowd with their routines and is a big part of the Pirates game day experience. The cheerleaders provide a lot of pageantry at Seton Hall games, so don’t miss their routines during your trip.

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Fight Songs

  1. “Onward Setonia”

    Onward Setonia,
    We are bound for victory.
    Hazard Zet Forward,
    We will honor that decree.
    Onward Setonia,
    Stand up proud and stand up tall.
    For the blue and white,
    And the glory of Seton Hall!

    S …. H …. U,
    S- .. H- .. U, S-H-U!

    Repeat Main Verse

  2. “Seton Hall Alma Mater”

    To Alma Mater all be loyal,
    keep her name in purest light.
    Never waver from her precepts,
    guard her banner blue and white.
    O sing her praise to highest skies
    and be ye faithful in her eyes,
    for she will foster all your dreams,
    her name is Seton Hall.

    When on life’s hard stones you stumble,
    pray to God to be your guide.
    Think of Seton Hall your mother,
    then forge on in steady stride.
    O sing her praise to highest skies,
    and be ye faithful in her eyes,
    for she will foster all your dreams,
    her name is Seton Hall.

  3. Let’s Go Hall!

    Let’s go, Hall!

Seton Hall Pirates Bars & Restaurants

  1. The Green Chicpea

    The Green Chicpea

    Bright counter-serve featuring kosher Middle Eastern grub such as falafel, hummus & shawarma.

    59 Halsey St, Newark, NJ 07102, USA


    Bar website

    asian - $

  2. Robert’s Pizzeria

    Roberts Pizzeria

    Basic joint prepping slices, salads & subs, plus pastas & other Italian eats, in a snug storefront.

    63 New St, Newark, NJ 07102, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  3. Queen Pizza & Deli

    Queen Pizza Deli

    Welcome to Queen Pizza & Deli, where you can find great Pizza food available for delivery or takeout.

    938 Broad St, Newark, NJ 07102, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $

  4. Hobby’s Delicatessen & Restaurant

    Hobbys Delicatessen Restaurant

    Old-school option since 1962 for classic Jewish daytime eats & dinner before Devils' & Nets' games.

    32 Branford Pl, Newark, NJ 07102, USA


    Bar website

    asian - $

  5. Iberia Peninsula

    Iberia Peninsula

    Bustling Portuguese/Spanish restaurant serving rodizio & seafood platters in an unpretentious space.

    63-69 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  6. Iberia Tavern & Restaurant

    Iberia Tavern and Restaurant

    Eatery with Mediterranean decor known for its abundant rodizio & seafood, with patio & parking lot.

    82 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  7. Don Pepe

    Don Pepe

    Traditional Portuguese seafood dishes with garlicky green sauce plus steaks in an old-world setting.

    844 McCarter Hwy, Newark, NJ 07102, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  8. Mercato Tomato Pie

    Mercato Tomato Pie

    Laid-back venue serving oven-baked pizzas, pasta & brews in a spacious, modern interior.

    212 Market St, Newark, NJ 07102, USA


    Bar website

    italian - $$

  9. Fornos of Spain Restaurant

    Fornos of Spain Restaurant

    Large, bustling restaurant serving Spanish surf, turf & wines in an elegant, old-world setting.

    47 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  10. Picnic Portuguese BBQ & Grill

    Picnic Portuguese BBQ Grill

    Establishment grilling Portuguese BBQ fare, including chicken & ribs, in an unadorned locale.

    233 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105, USA

    (973) 589-4630

    Bar website

    bbq - $

  11. Chateau of Spain

    Chateau of Spain

    Their dining room serves both classic Spanish and Portuguese cuisine in an upscale atmosphere. 

    11 Franklin St, Newark, NJ 07102, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  12. Mompou Tapas Wine Bar and Lounge

    Mompou Tapas Wine Bar and Lounge

    Trendy spot with Spanish tapas, wine, beer & cocktails plus a back patio & occasional live music.

    77 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  13. Novelty Burger

    Novelty Burger

    Offers the juiciest burgers in New Jersey!

    214 Market St, Newark, NJ 07102, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  14. Nico Kitchen & Bar

    Nico Kitchen and Bar

    Sleek, high-ceilinged bar & bistro offering high-end Italian shared plates, cocktails & wine.

    1 Center St, Newark, NJ 07102, USA


    Bar website

    italian - $$

  15. Mc Govern’s Tavern

    Mc Governs Tavern

    Long-running, low-key neighborhood Irish bar & grill with a pub-grub menu.

    58-60 New St, Newark, NJ 07102, USA


    Bar website

    european - $

  16. Redd’s Biergarten

    Redds Biergarten

    Happening German beer garden offering a wide range of traditional fare & beer in an expansive space.

    220 Market St, Newark, NJ 07102, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  17. Krug’s Tavern

    Jack Browns Beer Burger Joint The Bear Brew Pub Homestead Restaurant

    Popular local pub since 1932 serving famous burgers, seafood & ribs. Owned by Jake La Motta family.

    118 Wilson Ave, Newark, NJ 07105, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  18. Bello’s Pub & Grill

    Bellos Pub and Grill

    More than 180 different beers, gnocchi & a pool table in a casual, family-owned bar founded in 1974.

    376 Market St, Newark, NJ 07105, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$