Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place.
Tonight’s (on)topic: Bucks Push for All-Star Game Host
BREAKING: The Bucks and local officials have made a pitch to bring the NBA All-Star Game to the new arena. https://t.co/xtDLtdlXBz— Journal Sentinel (@journalsentinel) February 6, 2018
With the new arena opening this fall, the Bucks are planning on making a bid to host either the 2022 or 2023 All-Star Game. I am all for showcasing Milwaukee during a major weekend event. The Milwaukee Brewers hosted the 2002 MLB All-Star Game so there is absolutely recent precedent for the city to play host.
Not having enough four-star or top-tier hotel rooms get a big ole eye roll from me. I moved to Milwaukee in November of 2016, and after 15 months, the downtown and surrounding areas look different from when I first moved. I cannot even imagine what four more years of development and growth will do to the downtown landscape which should make the hotel room “obstacle” a non-issue.
Speaking of the arena development, the clustering of the new arena with Panther Arena and the convention center is probably the biggest plus. The planned development around the new arena and where the Bradley Center currently sits will make that area even more of a positive.
All-Star Game court design idea: bust out the MECCA court again.
Tonight’s (off)topic: Bounce House
This. Sounds. Dope. Here is what the Willy Wonka Factory of bounce houses will contain:
- 10,000 square feet
- obstacle course
- basketball courts
- giant slide into a ball pit
I really want to experience this but I’m afraid even my gangly 145 pound frame is probably too big to partake.
What could have been...
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