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Marquette announces new partnership with Milwaukee Bucks for sports medicine facility

Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell in his first Presidential Address announced Thursday that the university will construct a new a multi-purpose sport medicine facility. 

The school will be collaborating with the Milwaukee Bucks on the project.

The project, which is expected to be located near 8th and Michigan will be funded through a combination of philanthropic gifts, corporate partnerships and research grants, 

“This is not just about us sharing an arena together,” President Lovell said. “We've developed a strategic partnership with the Bucks.”

The facility, which will combine indoor playing fields for Marquette's lacrosse and soccer programs, an indoor track, and a world-class athletic performance research facility, will also allow the university to improve access to recreation and fitness facilities for all students. Cutting-edge faculty and student research in sports performance, medicine, nutrition and rehabilitation will enhance the performance of Marquette student-athletes and professional athletes worldwide.

“It really is a new day at Marquette University,” added Lovell. 

\"This is one and one equals three,\" Bucks President Peter Feigin told CBS 58 News, \"This is how do we create a facility and a research and development center instead of creating two because Marquette has the same vision we have.\"

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