Milwaukee Bucks releases sports and entertainment district renderings

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The Milwaukee Bucks has released the first images and details of its vision for the development of a new multi-purpose arena and sports and entertainment district to revitalize downtown Milwaukee.

The team says these conceptual images are an important step in the process as Bucks ownership continues to present its preferred site and vision to public officials, whose partnership is necessary for the proposed development.

The images depict early conceptual drawings of a new multi-purpose venue and entertainment district that anchor a new development vision activated by sports, entertainment, residential and office uses.

The proposed site, which primarily sits between Fourth Street and Sixth Street from State Street to McKinley Avenue, will 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.

“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.

“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 recently announced the hiring of Populous to lead a group of global, national and local architects including HNTB and Eppstein Uhen.

April 9, 2015

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