Bradley Center

Home to the Marquette men's basketball team since 1988-89 is the Bradley Center. The center opened in October, 1988, and is the home of five sports teams: the NBA Milwaukee Bucks, the IHL Milwaukee Admirals, Marquette University men's basketball, the NPSL Milwaukee Wave soccer team and the AFL Milwaukee Mustangs arena football team.

The Bradley Center is a gift to the state of Wisconsin from Jane and Lloyd Petit in memory of her late father, Harry Lynde Bradley. Bradley was a co-founder and chairman of the Allen-Bradley Company. The Bradley Center is the only major, public assembly facility in North America with construction underwritten through the philanthropy of a single family. Its construction and continuing operation represent a gift to all people of the State of Wisconsin.

The Bradley Center covers more than a city block. The building weighs 79,000 tons, stands 149 feet high and is constructed of 21,000 cubic yards of concrete and 1,500 tons of structural steel. The lead-coated copper roof rises to 13 stories at its highest peak. Inside each of three lobbies, double rows of concrete columns with polished granite bases rise almost 70 feet to support a spectacular skylight system. Granite is also used in the lobby floor and in the grand stairway which leads to the 200 level, as well as the entire building.

The Bradley Center hosts more than 200 events and 2,000,000 guests per year. The Center can accommodate up to 20,000 visitors depending on the event. The 200 (Lower) Level of the Center accommodates approximately 7,000 spectators and provides 23 rows of seats for hockey and 26 rows for basketball. The 300 Level features 68 private suites which accommodate up to 20 guests per suite. Each suite is equipped with amenities that include a refrigerator, telephones, private restroom, custom furniture and cable television.

Directions to the Bradley Center

Madison/Points West
Take I-94 East to the Civic Center/J. Lovell exit (Exit #1-H), travel three blocks north on J. Lovell to Wells Street, turn right on Wells to 6th Street, turn left on 6th, travel 2 1/2 blocks. Bradley Center Parking Structure is located to your right.

Chicago/Points South
Take I-94 north to I-43 north, travel north along I-43 to the Civic Center Drive/Kilbourn Avenue tunnel exit (Exit #72-C). At the first traffic light, turn left on to 6th Street, travel two blocks. Bradley Center Parking Structure is located to your right.

Green Bay/Points North
Take I-43 South to the 4th and Broadway Exit (#73-A), follow left lane to 4th Street/Civic Center exit, exit curves down to the right, turn right at the traffic light (Juneau Avenue) to 5th Street, turn left on 5th which curves into Highland. Entrance to the Bradley Center Parking Structure is located to your left.


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