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Bradley Center
Bradley Center
Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Opened 1988
Owner State of Wisconsin
Operator Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation
Tenants
Milwaukee Bucks (NBA) (1988-present)
Milwaukee Admirals (AHL) (1988-present)
Marquette University (NCAA) (1988-present)
Milwaukee Wave (MISL) (1987-2003)
Milwaukee Mustangs (AFL) (1994-2001)
Seats
Concerts: 20,000
College basketball: 19,000
NBA games: 18,717
Ice hockey: 17,800

The Bradley Center is an indoor arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is home to the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA, the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL (and formerly of the IHL) and the Marquette University men's basketball team. It was also the former home of the Milwaukee Wave of the MISL from 1987-2003, the Milwaukee Mustangs of the AFL from 1994-2001, and the Badger Hockey Showdown from 1989-2002. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 1278 KB)A picture I, Jeramey Jannene, took of the Bradley Center before a game Milwaukee Bucks game vs the Toronto Raptors. ... Nickname: Cream City, Mil Town, Brew City, The City of Festivals Location of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Coordinates: County Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Area    - City 251. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Milwaukee Bucks are a professional basketball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The Milwaukee Admirals are an American Hockey League team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is regarded as the top professional hockey league in North America outside the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Marquette University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university in the United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Milwaukee Wave are the oldest continuously operating professional soccer team in the United States. ... The Major Indoor Soccer League is the top professional indoor soccer league in the USA. The league is a member of both the United States Soccer Federation and FIFA. // In the summer of 2001, the National Professional Soccer League disbanded. ... Categories: Stub | Defunct American football teams | Milwaukee sports ... The Arena Football League (AFL) sometimes referred to by fans as the Arena League was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... A concert comprises a performance, usually involving some degree of formality, and particularly a performance featuring music. ... College basketball most often refers to the American basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. // The game of basketball was devised by Dr. James Naismith in 1891. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The following is a list of indoor arenas. ... Nickname: Cream City, Mil Town, Brew City, The City of Festivals Location of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Coordinates: County Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Area    - City 251. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Milwaukee Bucks are a professional basketball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The Milwaukee Admirals are an American Hockey League team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is regarded as the top professional hockey league in North America outside the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The International Hockey League (IHL) was a professional ice hockey league in the United States and Canada from 1945 to 2001. ... Marquette University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university in the United States. ... The Milwaukee Wave are the oldest continuously operating professional soccer team in the United States. ... The Major Indoor Soccer League is the top professional indoor soccer league in the USA. The league is a member of both the United States Soccer Federation and FIFA. // In the summer of 2001, the National Professional Soccer League disbanded. ... Categories: Stub | Defunct American football teams | Milwaukee sports ... The Arena Football League (AFL) sometimes referred to by fans as the Arena League was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ...


History

 The Bradley Center Logo
The Bradley Center Logo

The arena was completed in 1988 at a cost of $90 million. It was meant to be a modern replacement of The MECCA Arena (currently named the U.S. Cellular Arena), which was built in 1950. It was a gift to the State of Wisconsin by philanthropists Jane Pettit and Lloyd Pettit in memory of Jane's late father, Harry Lynde Bradley of the Allen-Bradley business. The arena seats 20,000 for end-stage concerts, 18,717 for NBA games, 19,000 for college basketball, and 17,800 for ice hockey. Image File history File links Bradleycenterlogo. ... Image File history File links Bradleycenterlogo. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... U.S. Cellular Arena (formerly the Milwaukee Arena, MECCA Arena and Wisconsin Center Arena) is an indoor arena located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... A Milwaukee-based company that specializes in industrial control and automation products. ... ARENA may refer to either: Nationalist Republican Alliance, a political party in El Salvador. ... A concert comprises a performance, usually involving some degree of formality, and particularly a performance featuring music. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... College basketball most often refers to the American basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. // The game of basketball was devised by Dr. James Naismith in 1891. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ...


The Bradley Center hosted the Frozen Four in 1993, 1997, and 2006. The 2006 tournament was unique because the eventual champion University of Wisconsin Badgers had an unofficial home-rink advantage because of the statewide appeal of the Badgers and the location of the tournament in Milwaukee, just under 80 miles from the Kohl Center in Madison. In 2009, the Bradley Center is set to be the host of the NBA All-Star Game. The Frozen Four is the trademarked name of the final two rounds of the NCAA Division I championship of ice hockey in the USA. Schools advance in a single-elimination tournament from four regional sites to a single site, where the national semifinals and final game are played. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... View of the entrance of the Kohl Center Inside the center during a basketball game Inside the center during a mens hockey game with the new scoreboards in place The Kohl Center, opened in 1998 in Madison, Wisconsin, is the home for the University of Wisconsin Mens, and Womens... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The NBA staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ...


The arena has played host for numerous WWE events as well, such as No Way Out 2002, Taboo Tuesday 2004, and soon, Unforgiven 2007. One of the most memorable moments in WWE history occured in this facility when "Stone Cold" Steve Austin held Vince McMahon "hostage" at gun-point in October 1998, until finally threatening to kill him in the ring. As he raised his weapon to fire, the weapon was revaled as a simple toy gun that fired a banner saying "BANG 3:16", causing McMahon to wet himself. Before Unforgiven in 2007,WWE is planning to come with a RAW and Friday Night Smackdown SuperShow in early 2007. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... WWE Cyber Sunday is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event promoted by World Wrestling Entertainments RAW brand. ... WWE Unforgiven is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment, which usually takes place every September. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 24, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, and former play-by-play announcer. ... Look up October in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Unforgiven is a 1992 revisionist Western film which tells the story of a retired gunslinger who takes on one more job for the money. ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, is a professional wrestling promotion, currently the largest in North America. ... Raw describes material that is in its natural unprocessed form, or has not had the final stages of processing. ... SmackDown!s Friday night logo Friday Night SmackDown! is a professional wrestling show that airs in the USA on UPN, in Canada on The Score Network and in the United Kingdom on Sky Sports. ...


Future

Currently, the Bradley Center is one of the oldest arenas used in the NBA. As the end of the Bucks' Bradley Center lease draws near (2009), the future of the Bradley Center as a professional sports venue is uncertain. The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ...


External links

  • BradleyCenter.com
Preceded by:
MECCA Arena
19681988
Home of the
Milwaukee Bucks
1988–present
Succeeded by:
current

Coordinates: 43°2′37.03″N, 87°55′0.6″W U.S. Cellular Arena (formerly the Milwaukee Arena, MECCA Arena and Wisconsin Center Arena) is an indoor arena located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Milwaukee Bucks are a professional basketball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Current arenas in the National Basketball Association
Eastern Conference Western Conference
Air Canada Centre | AmericanAirlines Arena | Bradley Center | Charlotte Bobcats Arena | Conseco Fieldhouse | Continental Airlines Arena | Madison Square Garden | Palace of Auburn Hills | Philips Arena | Quicken Loans Arena | TD Banknorth Garden | TD Waterhouse Centre | United Center | Verizon Center | Wachovia Center American Airlines Center | ARCO Arena | AT&T Center | EnergySolutions Arena | FedExForum | Ford Center | KeyArena | New Orleans Arena | Oracle Arena | Pepsi Center | Rose Quarter | Staples Center | Target Center | Toyota Center | US Airways Center
Current arenas in the American Hockey League
Eastern Conference Western Conference
Arena at Harbor Yard | Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena | Cumberland County Civic Center | DCU Center | Dunkin' Donuts Center | GIANT Center | Hartford Civic Center | MassMutual Center | Norfolk Scope | Pepsi Arena | Tsongas Arena | Verizon Wireless Arena | Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza | Wachovia Spectrum Allstate Arena | AT&T Center | Blue Cross Arena | Bradley Center | Carver Arena | Copps Coliseum | MTS Centre | Omaha Civic Auditorium | Ricoh Coliseum | Toyota Center | Van Andel Arena | War Memorial at Oncenter | Wells Fargo Arena

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Bradley Center - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (381 words)
The Bradley Center is an indoor arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Currently, the Bradley Center is one of the oldest arenas used in the NBA.
As the end of the Bucks' Bradley Center lease draws near (2009), the future of the Bradley Center as a professional sports venue is uncertain.
Bradley Center (1691 words)
The Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a gift to the State of Wisconsin from Jane and Lloyd Pettit in memory of her late father, Harry Lynde Bradley.
Because of the remarkable success in 1993, the Bradley Center was awarded the 1997 NCAA Championships, which marks the 50th anniversary of the ice hockey championships.
Bradley Center officials are cautiously sounding out political leaders about the possibility of attracting public funds to help renovate the 11-year-old venue that is the home of the NBA Bucks and the IHL Admirals.
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