Designed by Kansas City, Missouri–based architecture firm Populous, in association with Eppstein Uhen Architects & HNTB, the 714,000-square-foot venue will anchor a developing 27-acre district in downtown Milwaukee. The venue, located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, links the historic Old World Third Street, the riverfront, the heavily commuted Water Street, and the exhibition space at the Wisconsin Center. The new downtown stadium, like its predecessor—which was designed by Populous and completed in 1988—will host other events, such as concerts. Its design pays homage to Milwaukee’s architectural heritage and the region’s environment. The eye-catching façade will feature an immense wall of glass that, for those outside its barrier, will reveal the activity going on inside the arena. However, the building’s most striking feature will be its arched roof, which, clad in patinated zinc shingles, overlaps the glass façade and stretches down to street level on one side. This sloping section will be punctuated with vertical, multi-storied glass, which will include ceramic frit patterns. The project will be managed by Mortenson Construction, the #1 sports builder in the country, has completed more than 160 sports and entertainment projects in the U.S., including U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis (home of the NFL Minnesota Vikings), SunTrust Park in Cobb County, Ga.(home of the MLB Atlanta Braves), and Chase Center, the future home of the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco.

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