14 April 2022
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History of Bradley Center Milwaukee
The Bradley Center is a multi-purpose arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It opened in 1977 and originally seated 17,543 for ice hockey. In 2006 it underwent a $155 million renovation project aimed at increasing its seating capacity to 18,745 and making it more modern and user friendly. The arena is home to the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association.
Built by the city of Milwaukee as part of a plan "to bring an NBA team back to Milwaukee", the arena was opened as the "Milwaukee Arena" on December 27, 1977. On April 1, 1984, then-owner Kenosha Marmon-Kensington ended its tenancy and moved all operations to Chicago. The Bradley Center was renamed "The Bradley Center" after businessman and philanthropist Walter A. Bradley in 1985.
It served as home to the Milwaukee Mustangs (of the International Hockey League) from 1978 until 1981, when they relocated to Pittsburgh; the Cleveland Lumberjacks (of Junior "A" level minor hockey) from 1981 until 1983; the Milwaukee Wave (of Major Indoor Soccer League) in 1984; and the Milwaukee Admirals (of American Hockey League) from 2001 until 2008 when they moved to Norfolk, Virginia.
The Bradley Center, formerly known as the Milwaukee Arena, is a sports and entertainment arena located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was built in 1971 and is primarily used for basketball and ice hockey. It is home to the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA and the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL; it also hosts local concerts, family shows, and other sporting events. The building replaced where the Milwaukee Wave played at the time, the old Milwaukee Arena.
The Bradley Center is owned by The Pritzker family through their holding company PCM Holdings. The Bradley Center is named after William F. Pritzker, who operated a chain of movie theaters in Chicago known as the Palace Theater Corporation. He sold his interest in that chain but retained control of it until 1979 when he purchased majority control of the Bucks along with two other partners.
The building has been renovated since its construction, most recently in 2004.
In November 2005, a fire broke out during a performance at the arena by Kiss. The fire spread across portions of three levels before being contained by firefighters using hoses connected to mobile fire engines.
Rules in Bradley Center Milwaukee
The Milwaukee Bucks would like to thank you for your support and offer the following information to make your visit to the Bradley Center a pleasant one.
The Bradley Center, located at 1001 N. 4th St., is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. unless there are events held at the facility that day.
The Bradley Center is a smoke-free and tobacco-free facility. Smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the building or within 25 feet of any entrance or exit point
You and your guests are encouraged to arrive early for all events as this will allow for ample time in finding parking, walking to the arena, checking coats, and entering the arena to find your seats. Please note that all patrons entering the building must be screened by security personnel prior to entry and all bags may be searched upon entry into the building.
How to get to Bradley Center Milwaukee
The best way to get to the Bradley Center is by car. There are several bridges that cross the Milwaukee River, providing easy access from all parts of the city and surrounding suburbs. The Bradley Center is situated just west of I-43/94, between Highland Avenue and 6th Street, with convenient off ramps at Juneau Avenue/12th Street and State Street. Additionally, there are many parking lots located within a block or two of the Bradley Center.
The Bradley Center is also easily accessible via public transportation. The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) offers bus service to the Bradley Center via Routes 14 and 19, which stop on Vel R. Phillips Avenue directly in front of the arena's main entrance. In addition, Route 80 stops at N Old World Third Street and W Highland Avenue, a short walk from the Bradley Center's main entrance.