BMO Harris Bradley Center

BMO Harris Bradley Center
1001 North Fourth Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 227-0500

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"Home sweet home" that's how the Milwaukee Bucks refer to the BMO Harris Bradley Center! The Center is still considered one of the finest arenas in the country. The 20,000-seat sports and entertainment facility opened on October 1, 1988. The $91 million structure was a gift to the Milwaukee community and State of Wisconsin from the late Jane Bradley Pettit and her husband, Lloyd, in honor of her father, Harry Lynde Bradley. Mr. Bradley was one of the founders of the Allen-Bradley Co., a national manufacturer of electrical controls headquartered in Milwaukee (now a subsidiary of Rockwell International).

Located in downtown Milwaukee, the BMO Harris Bradley Center covers more than one square city block and rises to a height of 13 stories. The exterior is clad in polished and flame-treated granite, with the same materiel used in the pedestals for the columns in the twin glass-enclosed, 60-foot-high signature atriums.

The Center is extraordinarily fan-friendly, with wide, open concourses, multiple concessions and merchandise locations, and 28 large restrooms. The arena provides three levels of fan seating accommodations, including the private suite concourse, which is located just 30 feet above floor level while still allowing for over 7,200 fans to remain below.

The ATI Club, at BMO Harris Bradley Center Suites, is Milwaukee's most unique sports experience. This club, located on the north end of the suite level, provides the ultimate setting for interacting with guests and enjoying Bucks basketball while indulging in the style and comfort of this private environment.

The Palermo's Courtside Club offers the ultimate in quality service in a relaxing atmosphere, amidst the thrills of NBA action! Courtside Club Lounge including a bar, lounge area with flat screen TVs and restrooms, private coat check and more. Courtside Club members also benefit from in-seat food and beverage service as they enjoy the game.

Behind the scenes, the latest in computerized and electronic equipment controls the security, communications systems and interior environment for the facility. State-of-the-art electronics and interior circuitry assist the media in covering events at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. As many as four television stations are able to telecast simultaneously from any of three locations in the arena. In addition, members of the media may transmit as well as receive information within the building though multiple sources.

In addition to the Milwaukee Bucks, the BMO Harris Bradley Center is also home to the Marquette University Men's Basketball team and the Milwaukee Admirals professional hockey team. The Center regularly hosts a variety of other extraordinary entertainment events including concerts, figure skating and family shows.

The BMO Harris Bradley Center was designed by Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum of Kansas City, Missouri, and Venture Architects, which was a joint venture between the Milwaukee architectural firms of Kahler Slater, Torphy Architects and the Zimmerman Design Group.

BMO Harris Bradley Center

Accomodations for the Disabled:

Each BMO Harris Bradley Center entrance is equipped with an electronic door opener operated by a touch pad.

Parking for guests with mobility limitations may be found in the BMO Harris Bradley Center parking structure at Sixth Street and Highland Avenue. These spaces are located on the first and third levels. Doors may be operated by electronic touch pads.

Oversized vehicles (more than 6'9" in height) with "disabled" license plates or stickers may park in designated spaces located north of the Potawatomi Gate (access via Fourth Street). All guests using these spaces to park are required to follow the instructions of BMO Harris Bradley Center Parking Services personnel.

Two of the four BMO Harris Bradley Center Ticket Office windows open for daily sales are equipped with a "pass through" drawer system that is wheelchair accessible. BMO Harris Bradley Center Ticket Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday; and two hours prior to game times on Sunday. Non-season hours vary.

The BMO Harris Bradley Center Administrative Office is equipped with a TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). Call (414) 227-0445 to receive event information or to place a ticket order.

16 platforms, located throughout the BMO Harris Bradley Center, accommodate wheelchairs and folding chairs, and allow patrons with mobility limitations and guests to sit together. Seating is limited to two tickets per order. Seats, located next to these platforms, are also available on a limited basis. Tickets for most events are available at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Short-term parking is available at the northeast corner of the BMO Harris Bradley Center's property (Fourth Street, north of Highland Avenue) for the purchase of tickets during regular business hours. Only the spaces parallel to Fourth Street with signage indicating this purpose are available for use.

All concession stands have counter space accessible for wheelchair approach.

Women's and Men's restrooms are located at all four corners of both the 200 and 400 Levels of the building. All 28 restrooms have wheelchair accessible facilities. Couples requiring a "co-educational" lavatory may request use of the First Aid Room restroom, located at the north end of the 200 Level.

All drinking fountains are wheelchair accessible. Drinking fountains are located on the concourse outside each restroom.

Limited wheelchair transport service to and from entrances to seating can be made available. If you would like this service, please call (414) 227-0797 to make advance arrangements.

Elevators for guests with mobility limitations are located in both the Inner East and Inner West lobbies. Both elevators travel to all floors of the building and are staffed with operators during events. Controls are wheelchair accessible.

All telephones are wheelchair accessible. Public telephones are located at all four corners of both the 200 and 400 Levels, as well as the lobbies.

For the Hearing and Visually Impared:

Bucks fans attending home games in the BMO Harris Bradley Center are able to listen to game broadcasts of Ted Davis, the "Voice of the Milwaukee Bucks", on their personal radios. The BMO Harris Bradley Center, in an effort to aide hearing and visually impaired patrons, installed a radio transmitter in the building at the outset of the 1993-94 campaign. While the system was designed to aid the hearing and visually impaired, all fans can enjoy the benefit. Any patron bringing an FM radio and tuning to 105.1 FM will be able to listen to the entire broadcast of the game from their seat. Programming on the frequency begins approximately one hour prior to each home game.

The BMO Harris Bradley Center also has a number of portable "belt-pack" AM/FM radios and headsets as well as teleloops available at the Administration Office located on the north side of the outer east atrium. Teleloops are collar-like devices that plug into radios and allow hearing impaired patrons with a "T" coil or "T" switch on their hearing aids to receive the signal in their hearing aids without removing them.

In order for a patron to check out a radio at the BMO Harris Bradley Center Administration Office, a valid driver's license is required for deposit.

Directions and Parking:

Arriving In Town

Major highways leading into Milwaukee include I-94, I-43 and Highway 41. The city is about 75 minutes from Madison, 90 minutes from Chicago, two hours from Greey Bay and six hours from the Twin Cities. The main airport serving Milwaukee is General Mitchell Field, about 20 minutes south of the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Directions to the BMO Harris Bradley Center

Coming from the south or MItchell Field Airport: Take I-94 west (north) to the I-43 intersection, then go north on I-43 to the WI-145S/W Fond du Lac Ave toward McKinley Ave. Turn right at N. 6th St. BMO Harris Bradley Center is on your left.

Coming from the north: Take I-43 south to the 72E exit for Highland Ave/11th St. Turn Left at W. Highland Ave. BMO Harris Bradley Center is .5 mi.

Coming from the west: Take I-94 east to exit 310B for I-43 North. Take exit 72C for Kilbourn. Turn left at N. 6th St. Turn right at W. Highland Ave.

Game Night Shuttle Services:

Riteway Bucks Green Express:

Bucks fans can take the shuttle from the Brown Deer East-Ride Lot at Brown Deer Road and I-43, and the North Shore Park-Ride Lot at Port Washington Road and the Park-Ride Silver Spring Drive opposite Bay Shore Mall, directly to the BMO Harris Bradley Center's 4th Street Potawatomi Gate entrance. Fare is $6 round trip for adults, and $5 for youth under 14 and seniors 55 years of age and older.

The Bucks Green Express leaves the Brown Deer East Lot 45 minutes prior to game time and the North Shore Lot 30 minutes prior to each game. Passengers arrive at the BMO Harris Bradley Center 15 minutes before game time. The flyer departs 10 minutes after the game ends from the Potawatomi Gate Fourth Street location.

Milwaukee County Transit:

Fans can also travel to Bucks games from all over Milwaukee County on Milwaukee County Transit local bus Route 80 (6th Street) or 33 (Vilet Street), which stop adjacent to the BMO Harris Bradley Center, or the Route 19 (Martin Luther King Dr./S. 13th St. and S. 20th St.), which stops one block east on Old World Third St. Fans can also take Route 10 (Humboldt-Wisconsin), 12 (Teutonia-Hampton), 14 (Forest Home), 23 (Fond du Lac-National), 30 (Sherman-Wisconsin), and 31 (State-Highland), which stop on Wisconsin Avenue, within three blocks of the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

For Milwaukee County Transit information, call (414) 344-6711 or visit www.ridemcts.com. Express touch information is available 24 hours a day.

Parking

During BMO Harris Bradley Center events, on-site parking for the media is unavailable. There are several parking garages and surface lots within easy walking distance of the building, including the city's structure on the corner of Fourth Street and Highland; the Hyatt Regency's structure on the corner of Fourth Street and Kilbourn; the structure on the corner of Sixth Street and Highland; and the parking lot across from the Federal Building off of Fourth Street, just south of Wells.

The BMO Harris Bradley Center was designed by Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum of Kansas City, Missouri, and Venture Architects, which was a joint venture between the Milwaukee architectural firms of Kahler Slater, Torphy Architects and the Zimmerman Design Group.

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Hotel Accomodations

Hotel Distance Address Phone
Hyatt Regency 2 Blocks 333 W. Kilbourn Avenue (414) 270-6000
Inn Towne Hotel 5 Blocks 710 N. Old World 3rd St. (414) 224-8400
Doubletree Milwaukee City Center 5 Blocks 611 W. Wisconsin Avenue (414) 273-2950
Hilton Milwaukee City Center 6 Blocks 509 W. Wisconsin Avenue (414) 271-7250
InterContinental Milwaukee Hotel 6 Blocks 139 E. Kilbourn Avenue (414) 276-1808
Hampton Inn and Suites-Downtown 7 Blocks 176 W. Wisconsin Avenue (414) 271-4656
Courtyard by Marriott: Downtown 1/2 Mile 300 W. Michigan Street (414) 291-4122
Pfister Hotel 1/2 Mile 424 E. Wisconsin Ave (414) 273-8222
Hotel Metro 1/2 Mile 411 E. Mason Street (414) 272-1937
Ramada Milwaukee-Downtown 1/2 Mile 633 W. Michigan Street (414) 272-8410
Residence Inn by Marriot: Downtown 1/2 Mile 648 N. Plankinton Avenue (414) 224-7890

Bucks Training Center

Milwaukee Bucks Training Center
3501 South Lake Drive, Suite 100
St. Francis, WI 53235

In September of 1997, the Milwaukee Bucks went state-of-the-art when they moved their basketball operations into a 35,000 square-foot wing of the Archbishop Cousins Center in St. Francis, WI.

The Milwaukee Bucks Training Center, designed by Schroeder and Holt Architects, provides the team with a first-class, year-round facility dedicated to the athletic enhancement of Bucks players. Construction, improvements and equipment were completed at a cost of nearly $3 million. In 10 years since, continued upgrades have made the facility one of the finest in the NBA.

The gym features a running and spring track, which encircles a regulation 94" x 50" basketball floor, with six additional baskets to accommodate shooting drills. Just off the court are spacious locker room and training room facilities, a recreation lounge, a hydrotherapy room and a 42" x 36" weight and conditioning room. The Bucks also have access to a full-length swimming pool that is adjacent to their headquarters.

The building also houses a video editing system, meeting rooms and office space for the player personnel and public relations departments, as well as the entire Bucks coaching staff.

In the summer of 2006, the facility experienced a major makeover that coincided with the team's new logo and colors. The makeover was highlighted with the completion of a new practice court that mirrors the design the team uses for games at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.