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Published studies & surveys

2012 Economic Impact Analysis

2014 Wisconsin Center Expansion Market & Feasibility Analysis

2014 Recycling and Waste Stream Summary

2017 WCD Operations Review – Executive Summary (Draft) (510KB PDF)

2017 WCD Operations Review – Full Report (Draft) (5.8MB PDF)

2018 Wisconsin Center Expansion Plan Benchmarking Report

2018 Wisconsin Center Expansion Plan Full Report

2018 Expansion Plan Renderings

Financial information (link)

News from the Wisconsin Center District:

December 11, 2018Michelle Obama’s BECOMING book tour coming to Miller High Life Theatre March 14, 2019

October 22, 2019Mariah Carey’s Caution World Tour Coming to the Miller High Life Theatre March 15, 2019

October 22, 2018Chris Tomlin’s 2019 “HOLY ROAR TOUR” Tour comes to the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena Sunday, March 24, 2019

September 21, 2018James Kanter Elected Chairman of the Wisconsin Center District Board

September 10, 2018Monty Python’s SPAMAOT coming to the Miller High Life Theatre, March 2 & 3, 2019

August 14, 2018Broadway’s Best Party – ROCK OF AGES – announces 2018 tour casting

July 17, 2018 – Wisconsin Center District Names Steve Marsh Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

June 26, 2018Miller High Life Theatre joins Hip-Hop Week MKE celebrations

June 15, 2018Wisconsin Center District Benchmarks Wisconsin Center Expansion Plans

June 14, 2018Wisconsin Center District Names MJ Gilfillan Vice President, Human Resources

June 4, 2018Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is coming to the Miller High Life Theatre, November 10-11

June 1, 2018Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky & Mike (RBRM) coming to the Miller High Life September 13

May 31, 2018FLAT OUT FRIDAY returns to the UWM Panther Arena, August 31, for the Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary Celebration

May 31, 2018Chrome Entertainment presents the Hip Hop Royalty Tour featuring Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh and Roxanne Shanté

April 23, 2018 ROCK OF AGES, Broadway’s best party, returns to the Miller High Life Theatre November 16

March 20, 2018Wisconsin Center District Names Doug Johnson New Vice President of Entertainment and Sports

February 27, 2018“King of the Waltz” André Rieu will launch fall U.S. & Canada tour at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Sep. 15

January 17, 2018USA Badminton 2018 Junior National Championships coming to Wisconsin Center

January 8, 201894.5 KTI Country presents Granger Smith with guests Runaway June

December 29, 2017Wisconsin Center District Names Marty Brooks New CEO

December 18, 2017Backstage at the Miller High Life Theatre presents BECCA STEVENS and special guests NICHOLAS DAVID & STEPHANIE ERIN BRILL at historic Plankinton Hall, Friday, February 16

December 4, 20172018 Stars On Ice Tour will keep the Olympic flame burning when it visits Milwaukee on May 5

September 25, 2017 EDM Comes to Milwaukee with Freaky Deaky

June 5, 2017 – We’re Not In Kansas Anymore… THE WIZARD OF OZ Travels Over the Rainbow to Milwaukee

April 26, 2017 – Secretary Scott Neitzel Announces CEO Search Committee for Wisconsin Center District

April 25, 2017Sign of the Times: Milwaukee Theatre is Now Miller High Life Theatre

March 21, 2017Milwaukee Welcomes Multiple Grammy Winner Bill Gaither & Gaither Vocal Band

March 17, 2017WCD Board Reviews Strategic Analysis of Operations

February 14, 2017 –  WCD Receives Valentine from Salvation Army

December 26, 2016WCD Blog: At 94, WCD employee still dishes out kindness at Christmas

December 21, 2016WCD Blog: Our employees are our greatest assets

November 15, 2016USA Gymnastics awards 2017 USA Gymnastics Championships to Milwaukee

October 26, 2016Admirals reveal new premium seating areas

October 17, 2016Admirals to Host UWM-Marquette Club Hockey Game October 28 at UWM Panther Arena

October 4, 2016LEGO® Kids Fest to Welcome 1,000,000th Visitor in Milwaukee, Oct 7-9

September 20, 2016Admirals Individual Tickets On Sale Now!

September 20, 2016Lee Brice, Justin Moore announce 2017 co-headline “American Made Tour”

September 8, 2016 Milwaukee Admirals Individual tickets on sale September 20!

August 17, 2016 UW-Milwaukee Announces New Panther Arena Court Design

June 17, 2016 Upgrades and renovations at UWM Panther Arena begin Monday, June 20

April 11, 2016 – The Milwaukee Theatre invites you to Spend the Night With Alice Cooper, Thursday, October 6

March 16, 2016 UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena Announced as New Home of Milwaukee Admirals

February 2, 2016 Amy Grant brings the Live Life Together Tour with Nichole Nordeman and Ellie Holcomb to the Milwaukee Theatre, April 27

(January 25, 2016) Country superstar Alan Jackson brings his “Keepin’ It Country Tour” to the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena on April 29

(January 12, 2016) – STOMP, the international sensation, returns to the Milwaukee Theatre for one night only, Thursday, February 25!

(October 27, 2015)Historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Announces 2016 Induction Class

(October 14, 2015)Award-winning LEGO® KidsFest returns to Wisconsin

(October 6, 2015)UNAVP Acquired by Conference Technologies, Inc.

(October 5, 2015)National Tour of RAGTIME THE MUSICAL to make its Milwaukee Premiere February 10th at the Milwaukee Theatre

(September 30, 2015)Milwaukee Wave 2015-16 single-game tickets on sale!

(September 21, 2015) –  Toby Mac’s Hits Deep Tour coming to UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in April

(June 15, 2015)Athlete Selections Announced for 2015 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series

(June 1, 2015)Country music star Josh Turner coming to the Milwaukee Theatre with special guest Raquel Cole, August 21.

(May 4, 2015) Milwaukee, Wisconsin named as host city for 2015 Skate America

(April 27, 2015)RIVERDANCE – THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR comes to the Milwaukee Theatre!

(March 23, 2015)Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses – Master Quest tour announced; includes October 3 stop at Milwaukee Theatre

(January 19, 2015)“Vince Gill & Friends” Tour Will Touch Down At Milwaukee Theatre March 22

(December 9, 2014)Disney’s THE LION KING North American Tour Sets Record for Highest Grossing Week in Milwaukee Theatrical History

(October 30, 2014)Chris Tomlin’s Love Ran Red Tour, Featuring Tenth Avenue North And Rend Collective, coming to UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena March 14

(October 20, 2014)Three Basketball Events On Tap For Milwaukee Basketball; Scrimmage, Tip-Off Luncheon and Open House to be held in late October

(September 22, 2014) Dancing Pros Live will Dance into the Milwaukee Theatre on Saturday, January 17, 2014

(September 9, 2014) – Milwaukee Wave Announces 2014-15 Season Schedule

(September 9, 2014)Horizon League Releases 2014-15 Men’s Basketball Schedule

(September 3, 2014)Milwaukee Announces 2014-15 Men’s Basketball Nonconference Schedule

(June 26, 2014)Downtown Arena to be Named UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena

(June 24, 2014)Comedian Mike Epps announces his Fall-2014 “After Dark Tour”

(June 16, 2014)Bastille’s first Milwaukee headlining show coming to the Milwaukee Theatre October 18.

(May 27, 2014)Robert Irvine LIVE coming to Milwaukee Theatre October 9

(March 12, 2014)Il Volo and Wisconsin Philharmonic join for concert at the Milwaukee Theatre

(December 18, 2013)WCD President & CEO announces retirement

(September 5, 2013) – Wave Unveil New Logo, Wave of Hope names new Board of Directors

(May 1, 2013) Wisconsin Center District Searching for Naming Rights Sponsor for Convention Center

(April 10, 2013) – Wisconsin Restaurant Expo see large increase in attendance; new name for 2014.

(January 4, 2013) – Study Estimates Wisconsin Center District Generates Nearly $500 Million in Economic Impact in Milwaukee


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