For the latest step in their ongoing downtown Milwaukee arena project, the Milwaukee Bucks will debut a unique new parking ramp.
Located on N. 6th St., the ramp will officially open on Wednesday, and is distinctive in several respects. It is the first component of the ongoing downtown arena project that will be open to the public, and the structure itself offers some unique amenities. Among those features are a four-story LED display, and a top floor that offers solid views of downtown Milwaukee.
The top floor area in particular is being highlighted by officials, who noted the possibility of using the space for tailgating. More from The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
“This could be really good for tailgating,” said Mike Abrams of Icon Venue Group, the team’s representative for the various arena construction projects, during a recent visit on a blustery afternoon.
“We’ve got extra power up here.”
It’s easy to imagine a few hundred people gathering up there for a rooftop party enjoying panorama views in advance of, say, a home opener, concert or NBA playoff game.
Bucks President Peter Feigin says they’ll give tailgating a shot, but you probably can leave your grills at home.
“We might have some grills up there,” he said.
Over the long run, the 1,250-space ramp will help to support the Bucks’ new arena when it opens for the 2018-19 NBA season. The roughly $47 million ramp accounts for much of the City of Milwaukee’s contribution to the $524 million project, and the city will split parking revenue with the Bucks. The Bucks will be responsible for operations and obtaining security.
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