The developers of the new Bucks arena have moved back the due date for bids to knock down the team’s current home.
Bids were originally due on Thursday from subcontractors seeking to help out with the demolition of the BMO Bradley Center, which opened in 1988. That deadline has now been pushed back to 5 p.m. Aug. 24.
The Bradley Center is scheduled to be demolished within 12 months of the Milwaukee Bucks’ move into their new 714,000-square-foot arena in time for the 2018-19 NBA season. That new arena is being built near the corner of West Juneau Avenue and North 4th Street, just north of the Bradley Center. Before being demolished, the Bradley Center will be the venue for Bucks’ home games for one last season.
The planned demolition work is being overseen by Hunzinger Construction, Brookfield. Bids can be sent by mail to: Hunzinger Construction Co., 21100 Enterprise Ave., Brookfield; faxed to (262) 797-0474; or sent by email to: [email protected]
In addition to the demolition project, Hunzinger is overseeing the construction of an entertainment district just east of the new arena site. That development includes three new buildings, which will be used for shops, restaurants and possibly a brewery.
Meanwhile, work continues on the new $524 million arena. In late July, officials with the construction manager Mortenson Construction noted that crews were nearly ready to start up electrical service in the arena.
Nearby, crews recently put the finishing touches on another arena-related project: the team’s new $30 million team training center. Known as the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Science Center, the center will serve as the primary training and medical-treatment site for Bucks players. It also has an attached clinic that will be open to the public.Follow @TDR_WLJDan