This arena was built at the cost of $90 million as a replacement of the cross-street neighbor UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena (earlier called the MECCA).
The first ever game played here was between Chicago Blackhawks and the Edmonton Oilers on 1st October 1988.
Bradley Center also known as BMO Harris Bradley Center is an indoor arena, located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is the home of the NBA team Milwaukee Bucks and has formerly served as home of the MISL team MilwaukeeWave from 1988 to 2003 and Milwaukee Mustangs of AFL from 1994 to 2001. The construction of the stadium began on October 20, 1986 and took two years to complete with an expenditure of $91 million (which is $184 million in 2016 dollars). HOK Sport, Kahler Slater, Torphy Architects, Zimmerman Design Group have been credited to give the arena a unique design.
The arena hosted NCAA Frozen Four finals three times (in 1993, 1997, and 2006).
The arena hosted the first Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event in Wisconsin on August 14, 2011. On August 31, 2013, "UFC 164" was also held here.
The Bradley Center hosted the 2014 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament for the 6th time since 1992.
Bradly Center regularly hosts the RAW and Smackdown events.
The early auditions of the tenth season of American Idol were held at this arena on July 21, 2010.
The Center has also witnessed Lady Gaga’s "Monster Ball Tour" concert which was held on September 2, 2010.
Justin Bieber has also given an immaculate stage performance during his "Believe Tour" on October 21, 2012.
Taylor Swift’s "Speak Now tour" concert was held here on June 8, 2011.
Bruce Springsteen performed in front of his fans at the Bradley Center on March 3, 2016. It was his eighth performance, the most by any artist at this venue.
On January 9, 2014, PINK’s "Truth about Love" Tour event was also hosted by Bradley Center.
Garth Brooks has performed three times at the venue in two consecutive days (on September 25 and 26 in 2016).