The small town of Harrison is situated in Hudson County in Nj-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 is considered as a suburb of the neighboring town of Newark. The 3,636 families that live in the town possess a fair mix of whites, African Americans, Asians, Hispanics together with Pacific Islanders. A number of residents of the area are able to trace their ancestry to the Chinese making it the 5th largest place in New Jersey with Chinese ancestry.
In the colonial times the town was passed on as a charter to Captain William Standford who hailed from Barbados. Consequently this area was called the New Barbados Neck. While 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 actually presumed and accepted that the town took its name from the elected president of that year, President William Henry Harrison.
Harrison Thrived as a trade centre in the late 1800s because of its proximity to the rail lines as well as for its waterfront. A number of 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’re a soccer club that has been a participant in the Major Soccer League. They along with the Anschutz entertainment Group inaugurated the Red Bull arena in 2006. Until the Red Bull Arena has been completed, Red Bull New York, shall still 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 referred to as the New York/New Jersey Metro Stars. They went by the name of Metro Stars from the 1998 to 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 region because of its unique structure and housing capacity. This arena is said to have a European style roof and will be able to seat 25,000 sports fans.
Apart from soccer, some of the other sports that shall 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 expected to get complete and operational on time for the Major League Soccer Championships in March 2010.