Contact: Evan N. Zeppos, (414) 270-7283 or (414) 491-6610
Steve Costello, president and CEO of the BMO Harris Bradley Center, today released the following statement about the Milwaukee Admirals’ pending move to the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena:
“The Milwaukee Admirals are an important part of the BMO Harris Bradley Center’s history – after all, the team is one of the main reasons the Center was built – and as it moves on to its next chapter at the end of this season, we are left with wonderful memories of enthusiastic fans, exciting games and lots of fun on the ice. We’ve had a great run together over the past 28 years and a tremendous, positive relationship. On behalf of our Board and staff, we wish Harris, Jon and the team the very best in their new home across the street.
“The Center typically hosts 38 regular-season hockey games, and we are already working on some exciting programming to fill those dates and more. This change provides an opportunity to secure new and different types of shows, including more multi-date events like Disney on Ice and Cirque du Soleil.
“Recent concerts by ‘A list’ artists like Bruce Springsteen and Garth Brooks, along with upcoming concerts by The Who, Janet Jackson, Maroon 5 and Keith Urban, are just the beginning of some amazing music and comedy shows the Center expects to present in 2016 and 2017. We have the NCAA men’s basketball tournament returning in March of 2017, and we’ll have more to announce in the not-too-distant future.
“As plans for the new Bucks arena move forward, we are working hard to ensure the BMO Harris Bradley Center’s final seasons reflect and celebrate the vibrant role our building has played in metro Milwaukee for nearly three decades. In the seasons to come, millions of people will join us for sporting events, concerts, family shows, community and business gatherings and more. Driven by the spirit of Mrs. Pettit’s community gift and her enduring legacy, we will continue to provide fans with world-class live entertainment experiences and lasting memories until the Center closes its doors.”