Bucks arena development follows trend of sports-centered destinations

MILWAUKEE (AP) — There were two center courts that drew considerable attention on North Fourth Street earlier this month, each with their own form of March Madness buzz.

The BMO Harris Bradley Center was overrun by Gophers, Boilermakers and Cyclones as the nearly 30-year-old building hosted for the last time the first and second rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.

The scene was in contrast to what was happening next door. That’s where steel-toed work boots replaced sneakers, 200-foot-tall cranes not 7-foot basketball players towered and cement trucks made full-court drives on dirt and gravel as work continued on the $524 million basketball arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.

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