After considerable anticipation during the arena’s construction process, the Milwaukee Bucks celebrated a grand opening of their new Fiserv Forum on Sunday.
Located in downtown Milwaukee, the brand-new Fiserv Forum is opening in time for the 2018-19 NBA season. The $524 million arena has been constructed as part of a broader development project, and will provide the Bucks with a modern succesor to their former home, the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The team’s first regular-season game in the arena will not take place until October 19, while the venue’s first concert–featuring The Killers and Violent Femmes–is scheduled for September 4. In advance of both of those dates, the Bucks hosted a Fiserv Forum grand opening, giving fans the opportunity to explore the new facility. More from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Darren Crawford held his phone up, snapped a selfie in the Fiserv Forum lower bowl Sunday and declared his verdict about the new home of the Milwaukee Bucks:
“I’m digging it,” he said with a broad grin. “It’s more spacious than the Bradley Center. More comfortable.”
That’s music to the ears of Brad Clark, who was standing nearby. He led the team for arena architect Populous.
“They want to go exploring,” Clark said as he watched hundreds of people move through the $524 million arena for the first time. “Each one of them is doing a little reconnaissance mission.”
We were at Sunday’s event, and will have more details on the Fiserv Forum in a story that will be published on Wednesday. Naming rights for Fiserv Forum are the result of a 25-year agreement with Fiserv, Inc., a Brookfield, WI-based financial services technology provider.
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