Two North New Jersey Towns Represent One Major Hub Of Sports | Photos

Secaucus and East Rutherford New Jersey Host Numerous Major Sports Headquarters  While the borough of Manhattan has long been the headquarters of numerous professional sports leagues, teams and major media entities, a short distance across the Hudson River resides a pair of adjacent cities that quietly lay claim to yet another remarkable collection of highly significant athletic bases of operation.

Separated by New Jersey’s Hackensack River, the cities of Secaucus and East Rutherford (NJ) provide HQ's for some rather unique aspects of the NBA/WNBA, MLB, NHL, NFL and horse racing.

Map of Secaucus and East Rutherford New Jersey

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Located four miles across the Lincoln Tunnel from NYC, the 16,000-resident city of Secaucus is home to NBA Entertainment, the MLB Network and NHL Network.

The below building houses the NBA’s video and film production arm, as well as the league’s now famous replay center. In addition, this facility serves as the setting for both the NBA and WNBA’s annual draft lottery shows.

NBA Entertainment Secaucus, New Jersey

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Two miles from NBA Entertainment stands the fairly nondescript commercial building that plays host to both MLB and NHL Network operations. Positioned on a renamed street titled MLB Network Plaza, the large structure was once the setting of MSNBC, before the cable news channel relocated to Midtown Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center.

MLB Network and NHL Network Studios

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A short drive west on Route 3 brings a sports fan to the Meadowlands Sports Complex, home of MetLife Stadium (upper right), the Quest Diagnostics Training Center (below), the Meadowlands Racetrack and Meadowlands Arena (former IZOD Center).

Quest Diagnostics Training Center

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This satellite image of East Rutherford displays the home venue of the Giants, Jets and Super Bowl XLVIII (center of photo), the Giants headquarters and practice facility (left side of photo), along with the harness racing park (top of photo) and the former home arena of the Nets, Devils and Seton Hall basketball. With all those teams gone, the former IZOD Center/Continental Arena (right side of photo) now opens its doors to concert rehearsals and television/film productions.

Meadowlands Sports Complex

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For those wondering, while the Giants practice right next door to MetLife, the Jets get their work in 26 miles to the west, in suburban Florham Park (NJ).  

Jets Florham Park practice facility