U.S. Cellular Arena
Serving as the home to Marquette women's basketball is the U.S. Cellular Arena. The Arena, the site of the 2001 C-USA Women's Basketball Tournament, will serve as the venue for the 2002 NCAA Women's Basketball Mideast Regional (Mar. 23-25).
In March 2000, officials from the Wisconsin Center District and U.S. Cellular announced a $2 million "title sponsorship" agreement renaming the for Milwaukee Arena the "U.S. Cellular Arena" for six years.
When it opened on April 9, 1950, it was one of the first venues in the nation designed to accommodate the new medium of television and it came of age with rock and roll. Over its 50 years, it has hosted such rock legends as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa and Jimi Hendrix, as well as other performers ranging from Frank Sinatra to Luciana Pavarotti.
The home of the Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Admirals, the Milwaukee Wave and Marquette men's basketball until 1988, the Arena remains a sentimental favorite for many fans. It has a national reputation as an intense venue, a great place for spectators and a nightmare for opposing teams. The Marquette men's basketball team played one game at the U.S. Cellular Arena in 2000-01 (vs. Minnesota).
A recently completed $10 million renovation includes the following improvements:
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