While the off-season news-wise hasn’t been all that eventful in regards to the organization there has still been plenty taking place behind the scenes for the Milwaukee Admirals. The franchise is set to reopen a history of hockey at what was once the fabled MECCA – now known as the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. The Admirals started playing playing hockey in that building in the mid-70’s before making the leap to the Bradley Center in 1988. The ol’ MECCA opened in 1950 and has seen its share of renovations and name changes over the years. The latest round of renovations though as substantial and come by way of the reunion of the Admirals and their former stomping grounds.
So, what is all happening behind the scenes and how are things progressing? Will the renovations around the concourse, as well as the construction of the locker rooms for both pro and youth hockey teams, be completed on-time? Where are we all going to park? And what will it be like going head-to-head with competition from across the street from the Milwaukee Bucks this season and beyond?
To answer those questions and more I ventured in to chat with Admirals Owner/CEO Harris Turer and Admirals President Jon Greenberg. This is the first of a two-part interview series I was able to conduct with the head of the Admirals front office with a Fifteen feature set for Monday. Originally the plan was for Fifteen only -but- we all enjoy talking about the business and the future of the Milwaukee Admirals. That allowed for this sit down with the two to learn more about where things currently stand at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena and how things are progressing.
Cheers to both Harris Turer and Jon Greenberg for taking the time to discuss everything connected to what has been a busy off-season of preparation on a whole new level for the Milwaukee Admirals front office staff. Fifteen with both Turer and Greenberg will turn up on Monday morning. Hopefully the 2016-17 AHL schedule won’t be too far behind that.
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