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The Arena and Neighborhood:
Located in downtown Milwaukee, the Bradley Center is fairly old as far as NBA arenas are concerned, having opened in 1988. It sits between I-43 and the Milwaukee River, not far from Marquette University and The Shops of Grand Avenue, a large multi-level retail and business center. It really is in an ideal area, as there are plenty of pre or post game options close by. Be sure to check out some of our fave spots in the "Before & After the Game" section.
Located just off I-43 and I-94, getting there isn't too complicated. Just take I-43 to McKinley Ave exit or take the Civic Center/Kilbourn exit from I-94. The Bradley Center Parking Structure is adjacent to the Center at 1030 North 6th St. There are also lots on W Michigan Street and W State St, as well as across the river on Water Street where you might save a little bit of money. Check our "Before & After the Game" map for parking icons with direct links to those individual garages on parkmilwaukee.com for more info.
There are some smaller privately owned lots that will charge up to $25 for Bucks games, so be on the lookout, because you can definitely park for cheaper. You can also try to find street parking which may be free depending on the day and time and if you get there early enough.
If you need to take public transportation, MCTS and the Bucks provide a special service. There's a shuttle that will pick you up from the Brown Deer East-Ride Lot at Brown Deer Road and I-43, the North Shore Park-Ride Lot at Port Washington Road, or the Park-Ride Silver Spring Drive opposite Bay Shore Mall, and take you directly to the Bradley Center. The Route 49 Freeway Flyer leaves the Brown Deer East Lot 45 minutes prior to each game and the North Shore Lot 35 minutes prior to each game. Passengers arrive at the Bradley Center 15 minutes before game time, and the flyer departs 10 minutes after the game ends.