NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – The New York Liberty women’s basketball team is coming to New Jersey.

The WNBA team announced Tuesday that it will play the 2011, 2012 and 2013 seasons at Newark’s Prudential Center while its permanent home in New York’s Madison Square Garden undergoes renovations.

Team officials say the move will help the Liberty broaden its fan base while remaining close to New York City.

The Prudential Center is home to the NHL’s New Jersey Devils and Seton Hall’s men’s basketball team.

It’s also the temporary home of the Nets NBA franchise, which plans to play two seasons in Newark before moving to Brooklyn, N.Y., for the 2012-13 season, provided the proposed Barclays Center is ready.

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