Resch Center

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Resch Center
The Resch
Entrance
Location 1901 South Oneida Street
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54304, U.S.
Owner Brown County
Operator PMI Entertainment Group
Capacity 10,200 (Concerts)
9,729 (Basketball)
8,709 (Ice Hockey)
8,600 (Arena Football)
8,000 (WWE)
Construction
Broke ground June 30, 2000[1]
Opened August 24, 2002
Construction cost $45 million
($59 million in 2014 dollars[2])
Architect Odell Associates Inc.
Design Strategies
Structural engineer Geiger Engineers
Services engineer Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.[3]
General contractor Miron Construction
Tenants
Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball (2002–present)
Green Bay Gamblers (USHL) (2002–present)
Green Bay Blizzard (IFL) (2003–present)
Green Bay Chill (LFL) (2011-2013)
Resch Center interior after a concert
WWE Raw at Resch Center
Resch Center
Wide angle view of the arena

The Resch Center is a 10,200 seat multi-purpose arena, in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, United States. Built in 2002, it is the home of the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team, the Green Bay Gamblers ice hockey team, and the Green Bay Blizzard arena football team.

The arena was built next to the existing Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena and across the street from Lambeau Field. It was named for executive Dick Resch of a local office furniture company,[4] which holds the arena's naming rights.

NCAA Regional Hockey Tournament[edit]

The Resch Center was the site of the 2006 NCAA men's hockey tournament's Midwest Regional, held on March 25, and 26. The Wisconsin Badgers of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), the Cornell Big Red of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), Colorado College, also of the WCHA, and Bemidji State University of College Hockey America (CHA), all participated in the Midwest Regional. The regional final had Wisconsin defeating Cornell 1-0 in three overtimes.[5] This game was the longest 1-0 game in NCAA Tournament history, the second longest game in NCAA tournament history, and the seventh-longest game in NCAA Division I history.[1] The victory earned the Badgers their first trip to the Frozen Four since 1992.

The NCAA Division I Hockey Midwest Regional returned to the Resch Center March 26–27, 2011, hosted by Michigan Technological University.[6]

Indoor Football[edit]

The Resch Center is the home of the Green Bay Blizzard of the Indoor Football League and the former home of the Green Bay Chill of the Legends Football League (women's indoor tackle league). The field used for the team is sponsored by U.S. Cellular.

Time Warner Cable Theatre[edit]

The Time Warner Cable Theatre [7] (formerly Theatre at the Resch Center until 2009) is a more intimate configuration of the Resch Center specifically designed for shows with capacities from 3,000 - 5,500. An elaborate floor-to-ceiling, curtain system allows the venue to be transformed into an intimate setting of the Resch Center that can be used for theater style concerts, Broadway shows, and other events.

Concerts and other events[edit]

  • Tool performed on September 2, 2002, the first event held at Resch.[citation needed]
  • WWE SmackDown was the 1st televised event held at the arena (Sept 3rd, 2002, aired on TV Sept 5th, 2002)
  • One Milwaukee Bucks home pre-season game is held most years at the Resch Center.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Groundbreaking on New Arena". Wisconsin State Journal (Madison). July 1, 2000. 
  2. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  3. ^ "Resch Center". Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. Archived from the original on March 8, 2004. Retrieved January 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ http://ki.com/about/corporate/info.aspx KI Industries
  5. ^ Eidelbes, Mike (March 26, 2006). "Fourth on the Line Chart, Number One in Your Hearts". Inside College Hockey. Archived from the original on February 1, 2008. Retrieved February 1, 2008. 
  6. ^ http://www.uscho.com/news/college-hockey/id,15733/NCAARoundsOutChampionshipsUntil2011.html
  7. ^ "PMI Entertainment Group - Resch Center - Time Warner Cable Theater". Retrieved 8 November 2014. 

Coordinates: 44°29′58″N 88°03′18″W / 44.499547°N 88.055049°W / 44.499547; -88.055049