The small town of Harrison is located in Hudson County in New Jersey in the United States. With a geographical area of 1.3 square miles, this town has the total population of 14, 424 and it is considered as a suburb of the neighboring town of Newark. The 3,636 families that reside in the town possess a fair mix of whites, African Americans, Asians, Hispanics as well as Pacific Islanders. A number of residents of the area are able to trace their ancestry to the Chinese making it the fifth largest place in New Jersey with Chinese ancestry.
During the colonial times this town was passed on as a charter to Captain William Standford who hailed from Barbados. Consequently this region was known as the New Barbados Neck. In the 1840s by using a petition that was passed by the State of New Jersey, Hudson County was formed and the town of Harrison was formally established. It is presumed and accepted that this town took its name from the elected president of that year, President William Henry Harrison.
Harrison Thrived as being a trade centre while in the late 1800s due to its proximity to the rail lines as well as for its waterfront. Several industries that were established in this area were Otis Elevator, Worthington Pump and Machinery, Edison Lamp Works, Crucible Steel Company, the Peter Hauck Brewery, the RCA Company, Driver-Harris Company, Hartz Mountain, Hyatt Roller Bearing and Nopco Chemical.
One of the major professional sports team that makes news in Harrison is the Red Bull New York. They are a soccer club which has been a participant in the Major Soccer League. They combined with the Anschutz entertainment Group inaugurated the Red Bull arena in 2006. Prior to the Red Bull Arena has been completed, Red Bull New York, shall continue to play all of their home matches in the n the Meadowlands Sports Complexs Giants Stadium in New Jersey. This team in headquartered in Secaucus in New Jersey and was originally called the New York/New Jersey Metro Stars. They went by the name of Metro Stars from the 1998 towards the 2006 season. With the teams sale to Red Bull, their team name was consequently changed again to Red Bull New York in 2006.
The Red Bull sports arena being built is landmark to the change and redevelopment process that continues to be initiated in Harrison. This sports arena made news in this area for its unique structure and housing capacity. This arena is said to possess a European style roof and shall be able to seat 25,000 sports fans.
Apart from soccer, a few of the other sports that will probably be played in this arena are international rugby, professional lacrosse as well as football. This arena will also be host to a number of college sports hosting large championship matches in this area. The Red Bull Arena is predicted to get complete and operational on time for the Major League Soccer Championships in March 2010.