Marquette University to join Bucks at new Milwaukee arena

Golden Eagles basketball added to new NBA venue's line-up.

15 August 2017 Michael Long
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Marquette University has signed a seven-year agreement to play their home basketball games at the Milwaukee Bucks’ new sports and entertainment arena.

Under the deal announced on Tuesday, the university’s men’s basketball team will join the Bucks, who play in the National Basketball Association (NBA), at their new home beginning with the 2018/19 season.

The US$524 million, Populous-designed venue, currently known as the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center, is scheduled to open in downtown Milwaukee in the autumn of 2018. With a seating capacity of around 17,500, it will host concerts and other events as well as sports such as basketball, boxing and MMA.

The Bucks and the Golden Eagles, as Marquette’s varsity teams are known, have played their last 29 seasons as the BMO Harris Bradley Center, where they will play one more season before relocating next year.

“Marquette Basketball is a staple of Milwaukee and we are proud to welcome the Golden Eagles to their spectacular new home,” said Bucks president Peter Feigin.

“As Marquette continues to grow as a national basketball power, we expect a lot of exciting college hoops to be played at the new arena for years to come.”

Marquette University has signed a seven-year agreement to play their home basketball games at the Milwaukee Bucks’ new sports and entertainment arena.

Under the deal announced on Tuesday, the university’s men’s basketball team will join the Bucks, who play in the National Basketball Association (NBA), at their new home beginning with the 2018/19 season.

The US$524 million, Populous-designed venue, currently known as the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center, is scheduled to open in downtown Milwaukee in the autumn of 2018. With a seating capacity of around 17,500, it will host concerts and other events as well as sports such as basketball, boxing and MMA.

The Bucks and the Golden Eagles, as Marquette’s varsity teams are known, have played their last 29 seasons as the BMO Harris Bradley Center, where they will play one more season before relocating next year.

“Marquette Basketball is a staple of Milwaukee and we are proud to welcome the Golden Eagles to their spectacular new home,” said Bucks president Peter Feigin.

“As Marquette continues to grow as a national basketball power, we expect a lot of exciting college hoops to be played at the new arena for years to come.”