Take a look at the gorgeous $524 million arena the Milwaukee Bucks are building in the city's downtown area

The Milwaukee Bucks were told by the NBA in 2013 that their current home, the BMO Harris Bradley Center, was no longer fit for the league.

After years of negotiating, they sealed a deal to build a new home for 2018, a still unnamed arena in the heart of downtown Milwaukee.

The arena comes with a complex of commercial and residential building that will cost $524 million, with $250 million coming from taxpayers, that the team and city thinks will provide a boost to the economy.

Despite the controversial background of the under-construction arena (set to be open in Fall 2018), the renderings show a gorgeous, glass building with rustic features, big, open concourses, and views of the action from all angles.

Check out the renderings of the building, courtesy of the Bucks.

Future Milwaukee Bucks arena
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Future Milwaukee Bucks arena

The main building boasts a sort of rustic look with giant windows overlooking the complex.

The Bucks are planning for the space to be a tourist draw, bringing fans to downtown Milwaukee to dine, shop, and meander before and after games and events.

It's located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, near the Milwaukee River.

The main atrium into the stadium....

The arena's capacity is only 17,500, making it one of the smallest in the NBA. The small size is meant to assure good views from every seat.

The BMO club is an event-level club that will have windows to the Bucks' locker room tunnel.

Much of the concourse also has views of the court, making the arena more like a baseball stadium.

The giant windows allow the inside of the arena to be seen from the street.

The entire complex almost looks like an outdoor mall.

The concourse has a rustic vibe with several community areas.

The area will also include corporate space and housing to draw more people.


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