Klotsche Center

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J. Martin Klotsche Center
Klotsche Center
Location 3409 N. Downer Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Owner University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Operator University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Capacity 3,500
Construction
Broke ground 1975
Opened 1977
Construction cost $5.458 million
Architect Schuett Erdmann Associates / Architects III Inc.
Tenants
Milwaukee Panthers
(Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming/Diving, & Indoor Track)

The Klotsche Center (formally the J. Martin Klotsche Center) is a 3,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the campus of the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Opened in 1977, the arena was named after UWM's first Chancellor, J. Martin Klotsche. It is home to the Milwaukee Panthers men's and women's basketball teams and the women's volleyball team. [1] It is part of UWM's Pavilion complex and is used heavily as a practice facility for many teams.

In June 2012, UWM announced that it would be moving its men's basketball games from U.S. Cellular Arena back to the Klotsche Center for the 2012-2013 season.[2] To make Klotsche more suitable for Division 1 basketball, new scoreboards, video boards, and new padded courtside seats were installed.[when?]. One year later, UWM and the Wisconsin Center District announced that men's basketball would be returning to U.S. Cellular Arena, now known as UW–Milwaukee Panther Arena.[3]

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Coordinates: 43°04′46″N 87°52′47″W / 43.079414°N 87.879783°W / 43.079414; -87.879783