The Bucks installed the first seats at the new arena today
The new Bucks arena now has seats. Some, at least, with many more going in fast.
The first eight seats of the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center were installed on Tuesday, marking what the team called a major milestone for the project, as it nears completion next fall. Six Bucks fans who have been season ticketholders since Milwaukee's inaugural season in 1968 joined team president Peter Feigin and mascot Bango to become the first to sit in the new arena's seats.
The eight seats that were put in on Tuesday were in Rows 20 and 21 of Section 116, numbers 17-20. They were the first of 9,625 seats that will be installed in the lower bowl, plus 5,830 in the upper bowl and another 636 on the suite level.
The vast majority of the seats in the new arena will be 20 or 21 inches wide, according to the team, and 854 mezzanine club seats in the lower bowl will have an embroidered Bucks logo stitched into the back of the chairs.
Over the course of construction, there will be 50-60 semis full of seats delivered to the new arena site, the Bucks say, with 700-750 seats installed each week. There will be retractable and telescopic seats in the new arena, which adjust to create six unique configurations depending on the event.
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