FROEDTERT & the MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN SPORTs SCIENCE CENTER
Beginning in the fall of 2017, the new year-round home for Bucks basketball will be the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Science Center.
The new training center will be a state-of-the-art basketball facility located west of N. Sixth Street between W. Juneau Avenue and W. McKinley Avenue. The new facility will also serve as a hub for athletic performance research endeavors conducted jointly by the Bucks and Froedtert & MCW, including sports medicine and injury prevention research. The training center will also be a destination for community-based athletic camps, coach training and sports education.
The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Science Center will be two stories high and include approximately 55,000 square-feet of space for team use. The facility is designed to be seamlessly weaved into the aesthetic of the entire master plan for the former Park East corridor, including the new arena, entertainment district and surrounding development. The facility will serve as a gateway to the development and a visually-appealing foreground to the city-wide panorama that greets residents and visitors.
The new Bucks training center was designed by Milwaukee-based Eppstein Uhen Architects and Populous. Local builder JP Cullen has been tabbed to manage the construction of the facility.
WISCONSIN ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS CENTER
The new downtown arena will also be home to Marquette University’s basketball team, while hosting a variety of other events including hockey games, end stage and center stage concerts, family shows, circuses and ice events, and open-floor exhibitions.
The project will be managed by Mortenson Construction, the second-largest sports complex builder in the country. Mortenson has been involved with more than 160 sports and entertainment projects in the U.S., including the new home of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings (U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis) and future home of MLB’s Atlanta Braves (SunTrust Park in Cobb County, Ga.). Mortenson also has been hired to build the Chase Center, the future home of the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco.