Resch Center

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Resch Center
The Resch
Location 1901 South Oneida Street
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54304, U.S.
Coordinates 44°29′58″N 88°03′18″W / 44.499547°N 88.055049°W / 44.499547; -88.055049Coordinates: 44°29′58″N 88°03′18″W / 44.499547°N 88.055049°W / 44.499547; -88.055049
Owner Brown County
Operator PMI Entertainment Group
Capacity 10,200 (Arena bowl)
7,500 (End-Stage Concerts)
9,729 (Basketball)
8,709 (Ice Hockey)
8,600 (Indoor Football)
5,500 (WWE)
Broke ground June 30, 2000[1]
Opened August 24, 2002
Construction cost $45 million
($59.9 million in 2016 dollars[2])
Architect Odell Associates Inc.
Design Strategies
Structural engineer Geiger Engineers
Services engineer Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.[3]
General contractor Miron Construction
Green Bay Phoenix (NCAA) (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 Green Bay, 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 indoor football team.

The arena was built next to the existing Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena and across the street from Lambeau Field on a site formerly home to the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame from 1976 until 2001. It was named for executive Dick Resch of a local office furniture company KI Industries,[4] which holds the arena's naming rights.

NCAA hockey[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.[6] 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.[7]

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[8] (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 to 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.[9]
  • WWE SmackDown was the 1st televised event held at the arena (September 3, 2002, aired on TV September 5, 2002)
  • One Milwaukee Bucks home pre-season game is held most years at the Resch Center.
  • The Resch Center hosts the WIAA Girls Volleyball State Championships in November.
  • The Resch Center began hosting the WIAA Girls Basketball State Championships in 2013 and will continue to host through 2020.
  • Eric Church performed on January 21, 2017 for his Holdin' My Own Tour.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Groundbreaking on New Arena". Wisconsin State Journal. Madison. July 1, 2000. 
  2. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Resch Center". Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. Archived from the original on March 8, 2004. Retrieved January 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ Ryman, Richard (February 21, 2015). "After 50 Years at KI, Dick Resch Isn't Slowing Down". Green Bay Press-Gazette. Retrieved February 21, 2015. 
  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. ^ "Men's Division I Hockey Longest Games". U.S. College Hockey Online. Retrieved February 21, 2015. 
  7. ^ "NCAA Rounds Out Championships Until 2011". U.S. College Hockey Online. August 28, 2008. Retrieved February 21, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Time Warner Cable Theater". KI Entertainment. Archived from the original on September 24, 2009. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  9. ^ Meinert, Kendra (August 26, 2012). "Looking Back at the Resch Center's Greatest Hits". Green Bay Press-Gazette. Retrieved February 21, 2015. 

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