In an article on their least favorite sports venues, two Sports Illustrated writers rank the IZOD Center one of the worst places to watch a sporting event. The aging arena by the Turnpike was described thusly: "A depressing place to watch a game. The empty seats act like kryptonite upon the players, draining the energy and enthusiasm from them". But IZOD isn't the worst in the area: Nassau Colisseum is.
- Our least favorite venues - Michael Farber & Richard Deitsch - Sports Illustrated
- NJ Nets' Izod Center makes least favorite sports venues list - John Shabe - Star-Ledger