ABOUT THE UW-MILWAUKEE PANTHER ARENA
The UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena is a major (8,910 permanent seats – 12,700 capacity) sports and entertainment venue, built in 1950. With no obstructed-view seats, the Arena’s configuration puts every patron close to the action; it enjoys a reputation as highly conducive to spectator fervor. It has hosted college and professional basketball, hockey, circuses, concerts, motorsports, banquets, ceremonies and assemblies.
$10.5 million in renovations to the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena were completed in 1998. These include a new video scoreboard, totally-refurbished seats, improved access for people with disabilities, wider concourses, improved concession stands, new floors and finishes, new catwalks, better lighting and improved HVAC – an all-around superior environment for both patron and show needs.
In 2000, ice-making ability was restored, and bold new outdoor lighting, signage and electronic messaging systems were added. More recently, we completed construction of a new, outdoor, public promenade alongside the building – the Wisconsin Athletic Walk of Fame.
In 2014, the Wisconsin Center District installed a new, state-of-the-art scoreboard system and began a three-year project to replace all of its 8,910 permanent seats.
The UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena has an extraordinarily strong ceiling that can support the heaviest shows on the road and is “ready to rig” any conceivable arrangement of lights, speakers, banners, props or other equipment. The building is technologically up-to-date and equipped for the needs of television and other electronic media. It has ample light for television and is equipped to support high volume power requirements, satellite links, and telephone and data transmission lines.
The UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena is home to the UW-Milwaukee Panthers men’s basketball team (Horizon League), the Milwaukee Admirals professional hockey team (American Hockey League), the Milwaukee Wave professional indoor soccer team, and the Brewcity Bruisers amateur roller derby league (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association).