The UWM Panther Arena in Milwaukee is home to the city's hockey team, the Admirals, the UWM Panther's men's basketball team, the Milwaukee Wave indoor soccer team and the Brewcity Bruisers roller derby league. In addition to sports, the venue also hosts events, such as high school and college graduations, dance competitions and Native American powwows. The original basketball court floor was painted with "MM" in rainbows by Robert Indiana. The floor has since been purchased by a fan in the 2010s and currently remains in storage. During the 2017 basketball season, a replica of the original floor was installed. Bob Dylan is one of the musicians who has performed at this venue. Get your tickets for UWM Panther Arena games today.
What is the previous name of the UWM Panthers Arena?
The UWM Panthers Arena was formerly known as the "US Cellular Arena" from 2000 to 2014, the "Wisconsin Center" from 1995 to 2000, "MECCA Arena" from 1974 to 1995 and "Milwaukee Arena" from 1950 to 1974. It will remain the UWM Panthers Arena until 2029 under the current contract.
What teams have played at the UWM Panther Arena?
The arena was previously home to a number of teams, including the Milwaukee Hawks before they moved to St. Louis, the Milwaukee Bucks and Marquette University's men's basketball team. The last two teams moved to the BMO Harris Bradley Center. In 2017, the Bucks returned for one game to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The Milwaukee Bonecrushers of the Continental Indoor Football League also played a short stint at the arena. The Wave, Panthers and Admirals all previously left the UWM Panther Arena only to return later. The Bruisers are the only team to have remained at the arena since its creation.
Can you see other sports at the UWM Panthers Arena?
The arena has occasionally hosted wrestling matches. Notable events included WCW's SuperBrawl in 1992, Clash of the Champions in 1997 and Mayhem in 2000. The WWF's King of the Ring of 1996 and Over the Edge events also took place at this venue. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin first used his now-famous catchphrase "Austin 3:16" during the 1996 event. However, events like these would typically take place at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, which is currently scheduled for demolition.
Is the UWM Panther Arena near UWM?
It might seem logical that an entertainment venue that is named after the mascot of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee would be near the university, but this is not the case. UWM Panther Arena is located downtown on Kilbourn Avenue close to shopping and several other venues, including the Miller High Life Theatre and Fiserve Forum.
What's the capacity of the UWM Panthers Arena
UWM Panthers Arena events can seat up to 10,783 people, including handicap-accessible spots since the 2004 remodel. Prior to that, events at the arena could seat up to 11,358 people.Back to Top