2008 New Jersey Regional

When: Feb. 28, 2000 - March 1, 2008
Where: Sovereign Bank Arena

Looks like there will be some great team attending the NJ Regional once again!!! Feel free to discuss anything relating to this regional even here :]

2008 NJ Regional Team List

As of today, November 15th, there are 57 teams and no one on the waiting list.

I’m so excited! 1923 will be there, and this will be my 10th (as per my count, my first was when I was 7…but, you know, I’m probably miscounting) consecutive year there. Can’t wait!

237 won’t be competing in NJ this year, but I may just drop in on Friday/Saturday to scope out the game and all of it’s first week craziness. :wink:

Good luck to all teams!

Awwwwwwww… that stinks. Well, at least 1089 will get to see you at UTC (if we’re in your UTC division, that is).

Rookie Team 2554 From John P Stevens High School is looking forward to seeing all you teams at the trenton Regionals!

Woohooo!!! I’m already excitied. :stuck_out_tongue: Team 2016 will be back to NJ this year. Can’t wait to see everyone there.:smiley:

816 will be there again and we’re going for the win! J/P I just hope we field a decent 'bot this year.:slight_smile:

108’s coming up to New Jersey this year (for real this time!) It’ll be my first time at a Week 1 regional.

2 Quick Questions from a Floridian:
Will there be snow?
What’s there cool to do near the arena?

Snow is possible but not that likely. Cool - I suggest you NOT hang around the arena because you might get shot. Look up last years thread for whats cool to do in NJ. If not, I am sure someone else will post about things to do.

Well, in March there is probably not going to be any snow. There might be some remnants of it on the ground, but very little.

There are some great cities by Trenton. Princeton isn’t too far away and there are a handful of things to do there.

I am going to second Bharat Nain’s suggestion. Don’t hang out by the arena otherwise you are liable to be shot at.

are you guys staying in hotels? If so, will you guys be residing in Trenton?

Oh, please. You can get knifed or beaten, too… (Ammo is soooo expensive…)

Seriously: Trenton is a less than average big city - kinda like any downtown in older parts of the country. It is seeing a resurgence and rebirth, of which the arena is a part, but parts of it are still not really safe after dark. There IS plenty to do, though, just not right there.

Snow: Maybe but probably not. March is a little late in the season for any kind of serious snow - but we’ve had snow that late a few times in the past decade.

I heard someone is organizing a team social this year on Friday?


Snow = very unlikely, unless there is a MASSIVE cold front haha. in jersey, we do things our own way :stuck_out_tongue: But it will be cool… around what it is today in Jersey (45-50) perhaps a bit warmer - WHO KNOWS! Definately jacket weather lol.

Kool things to do in Jersey in March - man I’ve been here 18 years, and all March is for me is birthdays and FIRST :confused: Haha

ELGIN!!! You better be coming to check out the awesomeness :stuck_out_tongue:

Thanks for the quick responses. Today it was “cold” in Ft. Lauderdale, 57 degrees, and kids are walking around school with blankets, heavy coats, mittens, and scarves…

I’ll have to warn the team about getting proper attire so they don’t get sick and make sure that we’re not staying anywhere near the arena. Too bad about the lack of snow though :frowning:

I will be there part day Thursday and Friday and all day Saturday.

The CT Regional still has some open spots if you want to see snow.
It’s almost guaranteed with the CT regional that a snowstorm happens that weekend. (We had a huge one last year on Friday evening/Saturday morning that dumped at least a foot or 2 on the state overnight.

I would have to say 5 out of the last 7 years at least it has snowed at least 6" that weekend.

And to top it all off, it’s a large regional with the proposed 2 field set-up.

Just something to consider if you REALLY want to see some snow this year while competing. Just make sure to get a hotel close to the venue. :smiley:

Uh oh… I think if I don’t show up I’m gonna make someone mad. lol
I don’t want to do that, that’s for sure. :stuck_out_tongue:
Don’t worry Ashley, lol I’m planning on coming in on Friday evening, or Saturday morning as of right now.
We’ll see how that works out. :slight_smile:

I shall be there…whether with a team or just hanging out with my Jersey kids and getting a feel for the game…who knows.


If you are looking for a place to stay that is near the arena, there is a new hotel that just opened - Hilton Garden Inn on Route 130 South in Hamilton. It is about a 15 minute drive from the arena. There is a large shopping center directly across the highway with lots of restaurants and stores.

That’s right Elgin… the wrath of ASHLEY will be upon you and I will have to hunt you down MUWHAHAHAHA =] Just kidding!!! But no seriously - aint a party without the E-meister :cool:

Well to all of the nay-sayers about the snow, need I remind you all of two years ago when we got an ice/snow storm the day before the regional? You know the one where half the teams couldn’t get there until half way through the day and the crowd was sparse at best? Or how about LAST year when we got a foot and a half of snow in week 4 or 5 of the competitions (I forget which week, but it was the week of the Chesapeake/NYC regional) and teams had to walk 20 blocks in snow and slush to get from Penn Station to the Javitz Centre?

Trust me, if you’re from Florida (or anywhere south of the Mason-Dixon line) you will be cold, and I’m willing to bet there will be snow. (It snows right through April out here, trust me, it’s snowed every April since I’ve been born.)

Other than that, there’s not much to do around here so I’d suggest making plans ahead of time, and trust me THIS regional is one that you WON’T want to miss!

:cool: :smiley: :ahh: