The arena in Milwaukee has been entertaining visitors since 1950. The arena seats more than twelve thousand people for sports, concerts and assemblies. The arena was considered one of the most television friendly arenas when it was built. Many of the rock and roll artists of the time visited this venue to perform. They had an unusual Pop Art basketball floor that captured the nation's attention. A renovation in 1998 updated the technology and made the arena more comfortable for fans. The ceiling is super strong and can rig many different types of equipment.
The U.S. Cellular Arena is located at 400 W Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the corner of 4th Street and Kilbourn. Tickets for events at the arena can be purchased at the Box Office the day they go on sale or up to three hours before the performance. The Main Box Office is in The Milwaukee Theatre at 500 W Kilbourn Ave. The Box Office is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. The tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster as well.
This arena has hosted college basketball, professional basketball, hockey, the circus, concerts, banquets, motor sports, ceremonies and other assemblies. The renovations included a new video scoreboard, new seats, and better access for people with disabilities, wider concourses, better concession stands, new floors, new catwalks, better lighting and an improved heat and air conditioning system. Seating for the arena consists of the arena circle, lower parquet, middle parquet, upper parquet, and preferred seats. There are also two areas of seating up higher in the arena. The configuration is different for basketball, soccer, concerts in the round, boxing, wrestling, ice shows and open floor performances.
Some of the partners and sponsors of the arena besides U.E. Cellular are Cadbury Schweppes Bottling Group, Levy Restaurants, Miller Coors, Midwest Airlines, Palermo's Pizza and Ticketmaster.
Events that will be upcoming at the U.E. Cellular Arena are the 40th Annual National Indian Education Association Convention, Kelly Clarkson, ABBA Mania, Panthers vs Cardinals, Stomp, Tyler Perry, R Kelly, Playhouse Disney Live, Milwaukee Wave games, Annie, 2010 Builders EXPO, Disney on Ice, Tripoli Shrine Circus, Hairspray, Rain a Tribute to the Beatles and One Night of Queen.
Attractions that can be visited while taking in an event at the U.S. Cellular Arena are the Milwaukee Public Museum, Humphrey IMAX Theatre, Discovery Museum, Miller Park Baseball Stadium, Milwaukee Art Museum, golf courses, parks, and hiking trails. The area also hosts fairs, festivals and Summerfest which is a music festival.
The restaurants that are near the U.S. Cellular Arena are: The Capital Grille, King and I, Mo's Irish Pub, Calderone Club, Major Goolsby's, Benihana, Milwaukee Chop House, Polaris, George Webb, Yaffa Restaurant & Lounge, Snack Up, Bombay Bicycle Club, Miller Time Pub, Speak Easy & Eatery and the Velvet Room.
Hotels that are close to the arena include: the Best Western Inn Towne Hotel, Courtyard Milwaukee Downtown, Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Holiday Inn Milwaukee City Centre and the Hotel Wisconsin.