What do the good folks of Milwaukee love more than a cold beer? The Bucks, of course! That is why your Milwaukee moving company is so excited to tell you that the team is on the hunt for sites to build a new multipurpose arena.
According to recent buzz, Milwaukee Bucks representatives have a few locations in mind. The first is a commercial area near North 4th Street and West Highland Avenue. It is city-owned property, and it includes a parking ramp, which developers may decide to keep. The second is across the street from the Aloft Hotel on West Juneau Avenue, where the land is currently empty. The frontrunner seems to be a piece of land north of the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The new arena is expected to cost around $500 million, and there may be additional funds to create unique and desirable features, such as: retail stores, office space, and even housing.
The BMO Harris Bradley Center, the team’s current arena, opened in 1988. It is a pretty small arena, so in 2013, the NBA commissioner mandated the Bucks to relocate by 2017 because of its size and lack of amenities. The Bucks have hit a few snags during their search for a new location. The initial preferred site is currently occupied, and its primary tenant, Journal Communications, was not interested in leaving.
If you have recently moved to Milwaukee, you will soon find out how much the city loves the Bucks. To get in the spirit, get the family and your new neighbors together for a game at the old arena before it’s too late!