Milwaukee Admirals Sign 10 Year Lease to Play at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
The Milwaukee Admirals will play at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena for ten years, according to a release from the Wisconsin Center District.
Wisconsin Center District (WCD) and Milwaukee Admirals announced terms of a new ten-year lease agreement to bring the AHL hockey franchise to the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.
“This agreement is a win for taxpayers, a win for the Admirals, a win for the District, and a win for downtown Milwaukee,” said WCD Board Chairman Scott Neitzel. “On behalf of the Wisconsin Center District, we’re thrilled to welcome the Admirals to the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. With the new revenue and economic activity generated by this partnership, we are one step closer to realizing an exciting vision for the future of the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena and downtown as a whole.”
The lease agreement culminates several months of work by the WCD and Admirals to secure the team’s long-term future in downtown Milwaukee. Overall, the agreement is largely consistent with the Admirals’ existing lease at the BMO Harris Bradley Center and other minor league hockey franchises.
The Admirals will begin play at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena beginning with the 2016-2017 season. The team will release game and ticket information at a later date.
“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,” said Steve Costello, president and CEO of the BMO Harris Bradley Center.