The little town of Harrison is located 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 regarded as a suburb of the neighboring town of Newark. The 3,636 families that live in the town have a fair combination 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 5th largest place in New Jersey with Chinese ancestry.
In the colonial times the town was passed on as being a charter to Captain William Standford who hailed from Barbados. Consequently this area was known as the New Barbados Neck. While in the 1840s with a petition which 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 this town got 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 and also for its waterfront. Several industries that had been established in this region 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.
The Red Bull sports arena being built is landmark to the change and redevelopment procedure 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 has been said to have a European style roof and shall be in a position to seat 25,000 sports fans.
Apart from soccer, some of the other sports that will probably be played in this arena are international rugby, professional lacrosse in addition to football. This arena will also be host to a number of college sports hosting large championship matches in this region. The Red Bull Arena is expected to be complete and operational on time for the Major League Soccer Championships in March 2010.