ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Milwaukee Bucks have been playing home games in the Bradley Center since 1988, which isn’t all that long ago in real time, but still makes it one of the oldest arenas in the NBA. Last year, when the Bucks were sold, some money was earmarked for a new arena in downtown Milwaukee. Where the rest of the money for a new arena will come from has yet to be announced, but today the Bucks released a video and drawings of a new downtown development that could be the home for the Bucks in the future.
The images depict early conceptual drawings of a new multi-purpose venue and entertainment district that anchor an ambitious new development vision activated by sports, entertainment, residential and office uses. The proposed site, which primarily sits between Fourth Street and Sixth Street from State Street to McKinley Avenue, will seamlessly link with active development on all sides, including Old World Third Street, Schlitz Park, The Brewery, the Milwaukee riverfront, Water Street and the Wisconsin Center.
The vision is for an arena designed for maximum flexibility and year-round use. A dynamic entertainment district will serve as a destination that draws the people of the region together for unforgettable experiences and a place people will love to gather for generations to come.
“We’re not just trying to build a new home for the Milwaukee Bucks, but create a 365-day attraction for Wisconsin residents that will help revitalize downtown Milwaukee,” said Bucks president Peter Feigin. “We’re excited to share this glimpse of our vision for the future as we continue to work with our local and state partners to arrive at a viable plan. This collective effort will create a ripple effect of growth, development and transformation for the entire community and region.”