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First Concrete Poured at New Milwaukee Bucks Arena

New Milwaukee Bucks arena

The final days of the year are bringing a major milestone for the new Milwaukee Bucks arena, as the first concrete slab has been poured.

Currently titled the Wisconsin Entertainment & Sports Center, the arena has spent parts of this year in the early phases of construction. Ground was broken on the venue in June, and the Bucks have made progress on a proposed entertainment complex that will connect to the arena.

Perhaps the most notable step in the arena’s development thus far came on Thursday, when the first concrete slab was poured. The slab, which will make up part of the arena’s concourse, represented a major milestone for project officials. More from Fox 6 Now:

“It’s always a good check-in point for all of our guys, and a lot of our guys, we all take pride in these milestones like this, and it’s something to hang their hat on,” said Corey Waclawski, project manager for Mortenson.

Thursday was the first day concrete was being poured on metal decking — making up the concourse level of the new Milwaukee Bucks arena.

“On the main concourse where people are going to be walking on, this is the first placement of many places — about 80 total placements in the building,” said Waclawski.

At this point, the arena remains on track for its scheduled opening for the 2018-19 NBA season. We previewed the project extensively in June.

Image courtesy Milwaukee Bucks and Populous. 

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