Oshkosh Arena hits halfway point

Organizers give a tour of facility in progress, announce first major sponsor

Posted on Aug 18, 2017 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
Jessica Thiel
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The Oshkosh Arena is more than halfway completed, officials announced at a media event on Wednesday.

The future home of the Milwaukee Bucks G-League team, the Wisconsin Herd, is on track for November completion, with builder Bayland Buildings expecting the building to be enclosed by next week.

“It’s going to go quickly,” said William Aubrey, senior project architect at Bayland Buildings.

Verve, a Credit Union also was announced as the first major sponsor of the arena. The deal extends free parking to all events at the arena through 2023. The company also will sponsor the VIP lounge at the $20 million arena.

“A visionary project like the development of the Oshkosh Arena requires visionary partners and we are pleased to count Verve among ours,” said Greg Pierce, president of Fox Valley Pro Basketball. “Their commitment to the community — providing free parking for all arena events over the next five years — paves the way for us to create a truly exceptional experience at the arena.”

Pierce anticipates hosting 50 to 60 non-basketball events in the facility each year, and it already has five events booked. When it is completed, the venue will boast amenities including 2-gigabyte Wi-Fi and the option for patrons to order concessions through an app and pick up their orders at a stand.