Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 5.29.20 PMMilwaukee’s reputation as an attractive, affordable and sports-friendly city continues to grow. As host to events ranging from basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, volleyball and hockey to fencing, table tennis, speed skating and gymnastics, the city welcomes thousands of athletes of varied skill levels each year. Milwaukee’s winning lineup of first-class facilities includes the downtown convention center complex, including Wisconsin Center and the newly renovated UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, which has played host to fencing, table tennis, figure skating, volleyball and gymnastics events. Skywalks to Hilton Milwaukee City Center and Hyatt Regency Milwaukee link some 1,200 rooms to Wisconsin Center.

Professional sports venues include Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers, and BMO Harris Bradley Center—home base for the Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Admirals and Marquette University basketball. Scheduled for completion in 2018, located blocks from Wisconsin Center and major hotels, is a new $500 million downtown sports and entertainment complex that will be the new home to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Add in Pettit Ice Center, an official U.S. Olympic Training Center, the 16-field Uihlein Soccer Park, Rock Sports Complex—which has six baseball fields and a scenic lakefront that hosts top-rated marathons, triathlons and beach volleyball tournaments—and you’ve got a great sports destination.

"USA Ultimate hosted its 2015 College Championships in Milwaukee. To say our partnership with [the city] was good would be an understatement… it was great. From the hands-on approach assisting with media to helping take care of our staff and last-minute unforeseen details, their assistance in running the event was invaluable. I’m sure we will be returning to Milwaukee in the near future for more of our championship events.

–Byron Hicks, Manager of Events, USA Ultimate

Contact Marissa Werner, Sports and Entertainment Manager, Visit Milwaukee 414-287-6232 mwerner@milwaukee.org visitmilwaukee.org

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Wisconsin Center

Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 5.32.39 PMThe city’s downtown convention center complex—consisting of Wisconsin Center, UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena and Milwaukee Theatre—is sought after by both professional and amateur sports competitions. With 189,000 square feet of space and a 37,506-sq.-ft. ballroom, Wisconsin Center is ideally suited for a wide range of configurations for sports events. The center has played host to U.S. Fencing, U.S. Table Tennis, USA Volleyball and numerous gymnastics events. Skywalks to Hilton Milwaukee City Center and Hyatt Regency Milwaukee link some 1,200 rooms to Wisconsin Center. The center connects events to shopping, dining, nightlife, festivals and attractions in downtown Milwaukee.

Contact Tony Dynicki, Director of Sports and Entertainment Sales 800-576-6466 tdynicki@wcd.org visitmilwaukee.org

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Uihlein Soccer Park

Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 5.34.48 PMUihlein Soccer Park is Milwaukee’s premier indoor and outdoor soccer complex. The park’s many features include 13 outdoor soccer fields including two lighted stadium fields, three climate-controlled indoor fields surfaced with AstroPlay turf, full food-and-beverage facilities, locker rooms, the Froedtert & Medical College trainer facility and more. Uihlein has played host to events like USA Ultimate Division 333 College Championship and State Wars Soccer, but the fields are not limited to soccer alone. Uihlein Field has been host to many other tournaments and events including Ultimate Frisbee, lacrosse, indoor football, field hockey, hurling and archery for the wheelchair Olympics.

Contact Dawn Urban, Events and Indoor League Administrator 414-375-1152 dawnu@mksc.org mksc.org/uihlein-soccer-park