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Fiserv Forum opens its doors

Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee’s much anticipated sports and entertainment venue, has officially opened its doors to the public.

The world-class Fiserv Forum is the new home of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks and Marquette men’s basketball team.

It will also host a variety of programming – 24 events have already been announced for the venue’s first year – including major concerts, family shows and other sports and entertainment events.

Global superstar rock band The Killers will perform the Grand Opening concert at Fiserv Forum with Milwaukee natives Violent Femmes on September 4.

Fiserv Forum will seat 17,500 for basketball and up to 18,000 for concerts with incomparable sightlines from all vantage points.

The arena has three clubs including the BMO Club, Mezzanine Club and Panorama Club, which is on the highest level of the building and features an outdoor terrace with sweeping views of Milwaukee’s skyline.

Premium seating in Fiserv Forum includes 34 private suites, West Bend Lofts and more than 800 club seats.

Fiserv Forum offers state-of-the-art technology, with more than 300 distributed antenna systems and 16 wireless access zones to allow for high-speed connectivity throughout the arena.

Daktronics outfitted the arena with over 12,000ft2 of video displays, including the centerhung scoreboard, which is more than 3,900ft2, making it the largest equilateral centerhung display in the NBA. Fiserv Forum also contains more than 800 high-definition flat screen televisions.

Fiserv Forum was designed by world-renowned Populous, and Wisconsin-based Eppstein Uhen Architects and HNTB.

The owner’s representative for the project was CAA ICON, and the construction manager was Mortenson. M-E Engineers was the mechanical engineer and the structural engineers were HNTB and Walter P. Moore.

After a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening, more than 50,000 people were expected to tour Fiserv Forum during the Open House, giving the community its first look inside the arena.