Milwaukee arena

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10 great photos from Old Wisconsin Bowling Alleys

Published May 4, 2020

Whether or not it's true that Milwaukee once had the most bowling alleys per capita - and it may or may not be (looking at you, Detroit!) - bowling was not just a pastime in Brew City, it was a way of life for many. Here are some great (mostly) vintage Milwaukee-area bowling alley photographs.

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Milwaukee Bucks' All-MECCA Team picks

Published Oct. 26, 2017

From 1968 to '88, the MECCA hosted some of the best basketball Milwaukee's ever seen - the 1971 NBA Championship, seven straight division titles in the '80s. This season, the team will play a game back at the old venue, which got us wondering: Who were the best Bucks to ever play there?

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Basketball pilgrimage: Bucks will play a game at the MECCA this season

Published June 10, 2017

In celebration of the franchise's 50th anniversary, the Bucks announced Saturday at their third annual Summer Block Party that they will play a game at the MECCA - now called the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena - during the 2017-18 regular season. It will be a very special night.

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Progress report: More UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena upgrades

Published Aug. 24, 2016

This past spring, the Wisconsin Center District and the Milwaukee Admirals began work on $6.3 million in renovations and building upgrades at the UWM Panther Arena. We've been popping in to check on the progress of the work. Here are a few photos.

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Progress report: UWM Panther Arena upgrades

Published July 7, 2016

A couple weeks ago, the Wisconsin Center District and the Milwaukee Admirals officially kicked off work on $6.3 million in renovations and building upgrades at the UWM Panther Arena. We've been popping in to check on the progress of the work. Here are a few photos.

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16 pieces of old MECCA memorabilia

Published May 24, 2016

Last year, we took you inside the Milwaukee Theatre (formerly the Auditorium) and the Arena to get a look behind the scenes at these local landmarks. This time, we dig into the archives to find treasures from events held in those venues.

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This crazy space-age Satellite Hotel could've put Milwaukee on the map

Published April 12, 2016

In 2016, Milwaukee is talking about expanding its convention center - the size of which has been called inadequate to draw conventions of a certain scale - on a patch of land on the southwest corner of 4th and Kilbourn. In 1960, things weren't much different.

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New Bucks arena site suggests Selig might have been wrong about Downtown

Published July 23, 2015

For the past two decades the Milwaukee Bucks have disproved a fear that former Milwaukee Brewers' owner Bud Selig had when it was time to build Miller Park. And the historic presence of the Bradley Center can provide confidence that Selig's fears will not resurface when the new arena is built.

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Admirals left in the shadows of new arena discussion

Published April 13, 2015

As the spotlight widens on the ownership of the Milwaukee Bucks and politicians around the state regarding the construction of a new Downtown arena, the Milwaukee Admirals have been left in the shadows. As of now, there are no plans to have the Admirals as a part of the new multi-purpose arena.

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30 minutes that shook Milwaukee

Published Aug. 26, 2014

As the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's only Milwaukee appearance nears, Milwaukee Public Television launches a 30-minute documentary about the Beatles' half-hour performance at the Milwaukee Arena.

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Remembering boxer Al Andrews

Published Jan. 13, 2013

In an era of mob-controlled fights, Wisconsin boxer Al Andrews managed to make a name for himself across the country by becoming one of the first faces of boxing on national television.

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Milt Rickun: An old-school fight referee

Published Dec. 11, 2012

Compared to some of the high-profile, self-promoting boxing referees who came after him, Milt Rickun was a shrinking violet. Rickun, who died Dec. 7 at age 85, was properly inconspicuous between the ropes. He didn't preen or showboat, and let his professionalism speak for itself.

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A rockin' anniversary

Published Dec. 7, 2007

It was 25 years ago that The Who played the Arena on its farewell tour.