Mortenson selected to manage construction of Bucks arena

Firm has completed more than 160 sports and entertainment projects in the U.S.

Rendering of Milwaukee Bucks Arena in downtown Milwaukee

Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:14 pm

Minneapolis-based Mortenson Construction, which has an office in Brookfield, has been chosen to manage construction of the new arena in downtown Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Bucks announced today. The Wisconsin Center District, which will own the new arena, recently approved of the selection.

Mortenson Construction has been chosen to manage construction of the new Bucks arena.
Mortenson Construction has been chosen to manage construction of the new Bucks arena.

Construction on the 714,000-square-foot facility is slated to begin in July and scheduled to be complete in August of 2018, in time for the start of the 2018-19 NBA season.

Kansas City, Mo.-based Populous is the lead architect for the $500 million project. Eppstein Uhen Architects and HNTB are also part of the design team.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Mortenson to the team as we continue to transition our collective efforts to transform and revitalize Milwaukee from vision to reality,” said Bucks President Peter Feigin. “Mortenson is widely regarded as one of the top sports builders in the world, and their unmatched expertise will be an enormous asset as we get to work this summer constructing a world-class, multi-use facility that will be a source of economic growth and civic pride for all of Wisconsin.”

Mortenson has completed more than 160 sports and entertainment projects in the U.S., and is currently constructing U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis for the Minnesota Vikings and SunTrust Park in Cobb County, Ga., for the Atlanta Braves. Mortenson has also been chosen to construct the Chase Center, which will be the future home of the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco.

Derek Cunz, vice president and general manager of Mortenson’s sports Group, said his team believes their expertise will contribute to the success of the new Bucks arena.

“It will be a wonderful project and will help create life-long memories for generations of fans,” Cunz said.

Locally, Mortenson has managed the construction of the 1000 North Water office building in downtown Milwaukee, Kilbourn Tower on the lakefront and the Harley-Davidson Museum.

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