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Two Kansas City-based companies share in new Milwaukee Bucks contract

Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wes Edens said the team wants to create “the ultimate fan-centric arena and a year-round public space.”
Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wes Edens said the team wants to create “the ultimate fan-centric arena and a year-round public space.” The Associated Press

The owners of the Milwaukee Bucks said Wednesday that Kansas City-based sports architecture firm Populous will lead a design team working on a new sports and entertainment complex in downtown Milwaukee.

Other team members are Kansas City-based HNTB, which has Wisconsin offices, and Eppstein Uhen of Milwaukee.

Bucks co-owner Wes Edens said the team wants to create “the ultimate fan-centric arena and a year-round public space.”

Populous has designed 15 NBA or NHL arenas and is working on two other arena projects. The HNTB and Eppstein Uhen offices also have extensive design and development experience.

Brad Clark, senior designer at Populous, said the project intends to “create a destination that is not just for game day, but for every day” and drive year-round economic growth in Milwaukee.

Tim Cahill of HNTB described the multi-use entertainment project as an ambitious goal of the Bucks’ owners.

The project still requires state and local government support to proceed.

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