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Post#122 » by Thunder Muscle » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:53 pm

I feel like it will be Northwestern Mutual. I also don't think it will be Miller, Harley, and the way big box stores are falling can't see Kohl's jumping in. If Johnson Controls and GE Healthcare aren't a huge consumer brand, may not make sense for them.

What is Manpower? Manpower Arena sounds kind of cool I guess.
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Post#123 » by Thunder Muscle » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:56 pm

Is the BC done after the last Bucks game or do they have concerts/other events planned for the summer?

EDIT: Looks like unless the Bucks advance, Bon Jovi will be the last event there on Sunday (per BC calendar on their website).
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Post#124 » by FireStreetlifeNow » Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:02 pm

Thunder Muscle wrote:Is the BC done after the last Bucks game or do they have concerts/other events planned for the summer?


The last event for the BC is the annual Northwestern Mutual Convention at the end of July. I know Bon Jovi is playing sometime later this month but not sure if there are other concerts.
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Post#125 » by Thunder Muscle » Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:06 pm

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Thunder Muscle wrote:Is the BC done after the last Bucks game or do they have concerts/other events planned for the summer?


The last event for the BC is the annual Northwestern Mutual Convention at the end of July. I know Bon Jovi is playing sometime later this month but not sure if there are other concerts.


Per BC calendar, doesn't look like there are any other concerts beside the Bon Jovi one this Sunday. So guessing that convention is the last event. I wonder if they start taking the building down right away in August or if they wait in case there is some glitch with the new arena. It would be par the course if something went awry last minute and they have to play 10 home games at the BC at the start of next year, haha.
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Post#126 » by VooDoo7 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:18 pm

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The Milwaukee Bucks are on the cusp of announcing the long-delayed naming rights deal for their new $524 million basketball arena, one of the team's owners said.

"It's very close – imminent is what I would say is probably the word," Wes Edens said in an interview.

"It's a company that's local. It's got a national presence," Edens said, declining to discuss more details about the business that will be the Bucks' most important partner for years to come.

"We have been exchanging contracts. There are really no open issues," he said.

Will it be the Northwestern Mutual arena? That's an important local company that has yet to announce its plans with the team. Or will an already-committed sponsor such as BMO Harris Bank upgrade to a higher-profile package?

"I can't play 20 questions," Edens said. "It would be a disservice to the whole process."

The Bucks are expected to put on a full-court press and crank up the excitement for the arena once their season ends. That includes the naming rights announcement, other local sponsorships as well as a continued push for season-ticket sales.

The naming rights deal is the most important part of the arena project since the Bucks' owners secured a $250 million public financing deal. The Bucks keep the money from the naming rights – and all other revenue generated at the arena – as part of their agreement to maintain the facility once they take occupancy. The arena is expected to open in late summer.

Several key businesses either based here or with large local presences have joined the Bucks as "founding partners" – the most important partnership for the new arena announced to date. They include Johnson Controls, MillerCoors, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin and BMO Harris Bank.

Edens and fellow New York billionaire Marc Lasry bought the Bucks in 2014 from Sen. Herb Kohl for $550 million. The team is now valued at more than $1 billion.

The Bucks initially set a naming rights sponsorship goal of $7 million to $10 million a year for up to 20 years.

Since last summer, there were several indications that the Bucks were close to a deal. But it didn't happen, leading some experts to say the price or time commitment was too high.

Bucks President Peter Feigin last fall and winter made numerous national media appearances and talked up the arena and the naming rights opportunity.

That campaign included a glowing profile of Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo that aired in late March.

Edens downplayed the naming rights delays, and said he was satisfied with the price and the partner.
"There really hasn't been a lot of drama in the whole process," he said.

"I haven't felt a particular amount of angst to be honest. Of course it's a big element for us. We want to put it to bed. I'm feeling good."

He declined to discuss price or the length of the deal.

"We're not only happy with the price but we think it's a very high-quality partner who we think really represents well – a big employer; we think there's a lot of real positives in terms of all the contextual aspects of the partnership that we think are terrific."

Edens noted that other sponsorships are available, such as for the entertainment block outside the arena and the "panorama club," a gathering area high above the eastern end of the seating bowl.

"We have many partners that have really stepped up so there's been a ton of participation locally, but there will only be one name on the building," he said.

Asked if he thought the choice of arena naming rights partner would resonate with Milwaukee residents, Edens said he had no doubt.

"I think so, yes."

The last two paragraphs gave me a chuckle.

"No doubt" and "I think so".
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Re: Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center (NEW ARENA) Thread 

Post#127 » by kid idioteque » Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:24 pm

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FireStreetlifeNow wrote:
Thunder Muscle wrote:Is the BC done after the last Bucks game or do they have concerts/other events planned for the summer?


The last event for the BC is the annual Northwestern Mutual Convention at the end of July. I know Bon Jovi is playing sometime later this month but not sure if there are other concerts.


Per BC calendar, doesn't look like there are any other concerts beside the Bon Jovi one this Sunday. So guessing that convention is the last event. I wonder if they start taking the building down right away in August or if they wait in case there is some glitch with the new arena. It would be par the course if something went awry last minute and they have to play 10 home games at the BC at the start of next year, haha.


The BC is going to take a year to take down completely.
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Post#128 » by JustinCredible » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:03 pm

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Post#129 » by Wisky4life » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:22 pm

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SO we are getting a NHL expansion team. About time :lol:

Anywho just give Giannis the name to the Arena. Put it in his next contract. Maybe he will give us a 5 year $125 mil contract in exchange for naming rights.
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Post#130 » by MickeyDavis » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:28 pm

The place will start coming down immediately after the July convention. As said above it will take about a year, they can't do an implosion, it's too close to the new place. There have been no plans announced to sell anything to the fans but I'm sure some things will be made available. County Stadium seats were actually pretty popular, I don't remember what they were sold for. I'm not sure sure BC seats would be popular at all.
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Post#131 » by jakecronus8 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:30 pm

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Post#132 » by 0BobLobLaw0 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:44 pm

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I'm sure it's difficult to tell with pics, but I'm not wowed with the size of the score board like they have been hyping.
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Post#133 » by dbrodz7 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:56 pm

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I'm sure it's difficult to tell with pics, but I'm not wowed with the size of the score board like they have been hyping.


I think everyone's forgetting that basketball courts are much smaller than hockey rinks. Basketball courts are 94x50 and hockey rinks are 200x85. The score board will appear a lot larger with the smaller court and seats all the way up to it I bet.
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Post#134 » by trwi7 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:04 pm

Err, no, that's not really how it works.
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Post#135 » by CountMe3Outs » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:41 pm

The place will start coming down immediately after the July convention. As said above it will take about a year, they can't do an implosion, it's too close to the new place. There have been no plans announced to sell anything to the fans but I'm sure some things will be made available. County Stadium seats were actually pretty popular, I don't remember what they were sold for. I'm not sure sure BC seats would be popular at all.
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Post#136 » by worthlessBucks » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:06 pm

Looks intimate. I know we're all interested to hear about naming rights for the whole arena, but any word yet on if Starbucks is sponsoring the skywalk?
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Post#137 » by Krispy Kreme » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:45 pm

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Post#138 » by GoBrewersGo » Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:30 am

I tried typing in possible arena names as a web address. The only one that came back with anything is manpowerarena.com, which said "We'll back soon!" and said they are performing maintenance on the site at the moment and that they'll be back online shortly. I guess there's already a manpower arena type thing that has nothing to do with sports, so who knows? (Hopefully, that's not a bad site).

All that being said, Jonas Prising, Manpower's CEO, wrote an article in the Huffington Post about Milwaukee being America's best kept secret, and briefly mentioned the Milwaukee Bucks new stadium in the article.

Anyways, I could be way off base about Manpower getting the naming rights, but it's fun to speculate, so I thought I'd share.
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Post#139 » by VooDoo7 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:35 am

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Post#140 » by MickeyDavis » Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:43 am

GoBrewersGo wrote:I tried typing in possible arena names as a web address. The only one that came back with anything is manpowerarena.com, which said "We'll back soon!" and said they are performing maintenance on the site at the moment and that they'll be back online shortly. I guess there's already a manpower arena type thing that has nothing to do with sports, so who knows? (Hopefully, that's not a bad site).

All that being said, Jonas Prising, Manpower's CEO, wrote an article in the Huffington Post about Milwaukee being America's best kept secret, and briefly mentioned the Milwaukee Bucks new stadium in the article.

Anyways, I could be way off base about Manpower getting the naming rights, but it's fun to speculate, so I thought I'd share.


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