The NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks unveiled images last week of the teams new, multipurpose arena and sports and entertainment district set in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
“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 in a statement. “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.”
The Bucks hired architectural firm Populous to lead the project.
“These early conceptual renderings represent the owners’ vision to create a world-class facility and year-round destination that will revitalize downtown Milwaukee and spur growth and development throughout the region,” said Brad Clark, senior designer at Populous. “We envision this dynamic entertainment experience as one that could seamlessly connect to the greater Milwaukee community. The goal is to design a lasting symbol for all of Wisconsin, pairing the crafted scale of Milwaukee’s architecture and innovative spirit with the natural beauty of the state.”
The proposed site, which primarily sits between Fourth and Sixth streets 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 Bucks and Populous aren’t the only ones excited about the project. So are the fans, as evidenced via Twitter.
— Joe Gricar (@jgricar) April 8, 2015
If the renderings for the news @Bucks Arena and entertainment district don’t get you excited for this team city and state, you have no pulse
— Tyler Price (@tylerprice1819) April 8, 2015
Bucks new arena looks dope
— Ryan Braun (@justin_dietman) April 8, 2015