Message To Marquette Basketball Fans
June 18, 2015
Recently, Governor Walker, Milwaukee County Executive Abele, City of Milwaukee Mayor Barrett, and members of the Wisconsin State Legislature in announcing a plan for a new arena and entertainment district made a significant step forward. Now, we need your help to turn a plan into a historic milestone.
As these leaders shared, Wisconsin citizens will benefit immensely by keeping the Milwaukee Bucks in town. They emphasized that keeping the team and building a new arena will be less expensive to taxpayers than the significant costs of doing nothing. Here at Marquette, we know this investment will transform our city, region and state.
While many steps remain in the legislative process at the various levels of government, we have reached a critical stage as the state legislature is poised to vote on the financing package for a new downtown Milwaukee sports and entertainment arena. Additional details on the proposal can be found here.
As we have stated before, when it comes to building a new arena in downtown Milwaukee, the position of our university is clear: The new arena is critical to the growth of Milwaukee as a first-class city that will attract and retain the bright young minds who will lead us into the future. Marquette University has a valued strategic partnership with the Milwaukee Bucks and we remain committed to being their top tenant in the new arena. The Bucks have laid out a visionary billion-dollar investment that is bigger than NBA basketball. As we look ahead, we are continuing to work closely with Bucks leadership and other key constituents to forge a public-private partnership so we can get this done, but we need your help.
The new arena is important to the future of Marquette basketball and that is why it is crucial for legislators from around the state to hear from you immediately with your support of this proposed arena deal. Please take a moment, go to the following link and let your voice be heard.
Thank you for your support! Go Marquette!
Bill Scholl, Vice President & Director of Athletics
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