Milwaukee, Wisconsin: The Next Home to an NHL Franchise

March 2nd, 2010 by Jim Oxley Leave a reply »

Milwaukee showed an incredible interest in the USA vs. Canada gold medal game in the Vancouver Olympics.

Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Minneapolis were the only cities with higher ratings during the gold medal game (according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ).

You'll notice those top four cities currently have NHL teams.

In 1990 Milwaukee withdrew a bid for an NHL team. Can Milwaukee host an NHL team today? Several factors contribute to the decision.

The Bradley Center

One of the main issues with the Bradley Center is its age.

Opened in 1988, it is currently the fourth oldest NBA stadium in use today, behind Madison Square Garden (renovating this year), the Oracle Arena (recently renovated), and the Izod Center (soon to be replaced).

With this old age come problems, including outdated video boards, sound/light systems, and heating/cooling/ventilation systems. The Bradley Center also lacks club seating and has poor parking availability.

When set for hockey, the Bradley Center can hold almost 18,000 fan ...

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