To create a new way for Milwaukee to live, to work, and to play. More than just an arena, the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center is the central hub for recreation in Milwaukee, connecting communities, neighborhoods and generations… for generations to come.
The Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center will be much more than just the new home for the Milwaukee Bucks basketball. Designed to reflect the heritage, history and personality of Milwaukee while actively projecting progress, accessibility and a renewed sense of community, the state of the art, 714,000 square foot arena will be the hub of entertainment in Wisconsin and the engine that drives growth in downtown Milwaukee.
Over the coming years, the 30-acre district surrounding the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center will become the largest development project ever undertaken in downtown Milwaukee. Combining entertainment, residential and commercial spaces, the new district will transform Milwaukee and serve as a catalyst for driving development throughout the region.
Featuring an active plaza space designed for year-round community use outside, and sweeping views both into the bowl and out to the city throughout the interior, the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center is being built to redefine world class fan experience and highlight the communal nature of attending live entertainment.
The first roof truss of the new downtown arena is raised into position at the Milwaukee Tool Construction Site. View Photos
The NCAA announced today that the Wisconsin Entertainment & Sports Center, Milwaukee’s new state-of-the-art downtown arena slated to open in the fall of 2018, has been tabbed to host NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament games in 2022. “This is fantastic news for the state of Wisconsin and another important milestone in the progress of this world-class ...