Wisconsin Center District
Press Release

Wisconsin Center District Announces Substantial Completion of Fiserv Forum

Submission of Documents Signifies Authorization for Full Occupancy

By - Jul 31st, 2018 05:27 pm
New Milwaukee Bucks arena and surrounding area. Rendering by Populous.

New Milwaukee Bucks arena and surrounding area. Rendering by Populous.

MILWAUKEE, WI – (July 31 2018) –  The Wisconsin Center District (WCD) has announced that the threshold of substantial completion has been achieved for the Bucks Arena, now known as Fiserv Forum.

“The era of the Fiserv Forum begins today,” said Wisconsin Center District President and CEO Marty Brooks. “This is a great moment in Milwaukee’s history not only for sports fans, but the broader entertainment and hospitality industries too.”

The mark of substantial completion is a milestone date for the occupancy of the facility by the Deer District. It also serves as a starting point for several other facets of the state-wide efforts to bring the new home of the Bucks to fruition.

Wisconsin Center District board chairwoman, Wisconsin Department of Administration Secretary Ellen Nowak, has signed the certificate of substantial completion, triggering the process set forth under state law to reconstitute the WCD Board. A new board, including a new board chairperson, must be identified by August 31.

“Today is a great day for the city of Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin,” Secretary Nowak said. “I would like to express my appreciation to the Wisconsin Center District Board for its commitment to this project and to the city’s continued downtown revitalization. At the state level, we look forward to seeing what direction the future board takes to support and advance economic activity across southeastern Wisconsin.”

Additionally on August 31, the official transfer of the BMO Harris Bradley Center will be finalized. Ownership will go to the Wisconsin Center District, which will immediately transfer the title to the Deer District. The Deer District then has six months to begin the demolition of the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Fiserv Forum is scheduled to host its inaugural event on September 4, 2018.

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