##BMO HarrisBradley Center Information
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Address: 1001 North 4th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Capacity: Concerts: 20,000, College basketball: 19,000, NBA games: 18,717, Ice hockey: 17,800
Year Opened: 1988
Occupants: Marquette Golden Eagles basketball; Milwaukee Bucks
Parking: Parking is available for purchase
The BMO Harris Bradley Center was built in 1988 as a gift to the state of Wisconsin from Jane Bradley Pettit in honor of her late father, Harry Lynde Bradley. Bradley was the founder and chairman of the Allen-Bradley Company, which had built a strong foundation in the Milwaukee area. It holds a unique distinction as the only major public facility in North America with construction funded by the philanthropy of a solitary family. The BMO HarrisBradley Center is a multi-purpose venue that can accommodate everything from professional and college basketball to indoor soccer, hockey, and large-scale concerts. With a capacity of 18,717, the BMO HarrisBradley Center has more than enough space with a wide concourse around the entirety of the lower bowl, stunning atriums at both massive entrances and plenty of luxury boxes.
The Milwaukee Bucks call the BMO Harris Bradley Center home, and they hold one of the most unique records in all of sports. After moving to Milwaukee in 1968, the Bucks would become the fastest expansion team to ever win a title after they won in 1971 behind the inspired play of Lew Alcindor (who would later change his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) and Oscar Robertson.
In the past few decades, the Bucks haven't been able to recapture their postseason success, but they have put many competitive teams on the court. The team made it all the way to the conference finals in 2001 after winning their first division title in 16 years. The Bucks were a run and gun offense featuring Ray Allen, Glen Robinson and Sam Cassell, who were thrilling to watch. Unfortunately, the Bucks would just miss out on another Finals appearance after being knocked out in seven games by the Philadelphia 76ers. Even with very little recent postseason success, the Bradley Center is one of the most exciting venues to catch an NBA game.
The BMO Harris Bradley Center can host everything from large-scale wrestling events to figure skating to thrilling live performances. The venue sees the full range of genres from rock acts like the Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium Tour and Metallica World Magnetic Tour to modern favorites like the Lady Gaga Monster Ball Tour and Rascal Flatts American Living Unstoppable Tour. With its close proximity to downtown Milwaukee's restaurants, nightlife, and hotel accommodations, the BMO Harris Bradley Center is a fabulous place to catch a live event while still having time to go out and capture the sights and sounds of the engaging Wisconsin city.