The little town of Harrison is situated in Hudson County in Nj-New Jersey in the USA. 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 have a fair combination of whites, African Americans, Asians, Hispanics as well as Pacific Islanders. Numerous 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.
During 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. 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 presumed and accepted that this 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 due to its proximity to the rail lines as well as 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.
One of the major professional sports team that makes news in Harrison is definitely the Red Bull New York. They are 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. Prior to the Red Bull Arena is being 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 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 towards the change and redevelopment process that has been initiated in Harrison. This sports arena made news in this area for its unique structure and housing capacity. This arena is said to have a European style roof and shall be able 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 area. The Red Bull Arena is expected to be complete and operational on time for the Major League Soccer Championships in March 2010.