The Milwaukee Bucks have released new renderings of the $500 million, 714,000-square-foot arena that will function as a catalyst for a larger mixed-use district in the downtown core. City officials are currently reviewing all details, with ground breaking for the project expected in July.
The latest iteration of drawings depicts a façade of zinc and glass, wrapping uniquely around the structure. Materials and aesthetics are inspired by Wisconsin’s natural landscape of rivers, lakes, and forests. Inside the seating bowl is an intimate configuration, with the majority of seats installed in the lower level. Fans will enter the bowl from the top down in both the lower and upper levels. Concourses are open and include social gathering spaces and viewing platforms.
In addition to Bucks games, the multipurpose arena is also designed to host hockey, various concert stage setups, as well as other family shows and entertainment events, made possible in part by improved loading and other operational capabilities.
Populous leads the design team for the new Bucks arena, assisted by HNTB and the local firm Eppstein Uhen.