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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 indoor football team.

Resch Center
The Resch
Entrance
Location1901 South Oneida Street
Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin 54304, U.S.[1][2][3]
Coordinates44°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
OwnerBrown County
OperatorPMI Entertainment Group
Capacity10,200 (Arena bowl)
7,500 (End-Stage Concerts)
9,729 (Basketball)
8,709 (Ice Hockey)
8,600 (Indoor Football)
5,500 (WWE)
Construction
Broke groundJune 30, 2000[4]
OpenedAugust 24, 2002
Construction cost$45 million
($62.7 million in 2018 dollars[5])
ArchitectOdell Associates Inc.
Design Strategies
Structural engineerGeiger Engineers
Services engineerSmith Seckman Reid, Inc.[6]
General contractorMiron Construction
Tenants
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
Resch Center prior to tip-off of a Milwaukee Bucks preseason game in 2013.
Resch Center during a UW-Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball game.
Resch Center during President Trump's rally on the night of the White House Correspondents Dinner.

It was named for executive Dick Resch of a local office furniture company KI Industries,[7] which holds the arena's naming rights.

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.

The arena is inside the boundaries of Ashwaubenon, but holds a Green Bay address.

Largest eventsEdit

Thirteen of the top 15 attendance crowds at the center have been concerts. [8]

1. Elton John: 10,414 (May 30, 2003)

2. Shania Twain: 10,367 (June 3, 2004)

3. Metallica: 9,974 (Sept. 27, 2004)

4. Jason Aldean: 9,885 (Feb. 16, 2012)

5. Elton John: 9,765 (April 17, 2010)

6. Eric Church: 9,757 (Nov. 20, 2014)

7. Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry The Cable Guy: 9,687 (Feb. 24, 2012)

8. Eric Church: 9,619 (Jan. 21, 2017)

9. UW-Green Bay vs. Wisconsin Badgers basketball: 9,301 (Nov. 16, 2013)

10. Bon Jovi: 9,282 (Oct. 22, 2013)

11. Aerosmith: 9,119 (April 24, 2004)

12. Neil Diamond: 9,061 (Nov. 4, 2008)

13. Carrie Underwood: 9,031 (May 5, 2016)

14. Eagles: 8,985 (Oct. 18, 2003)

15. Eagles: 8,601 (June 7, 2015)

NCAA hockeyEdit

The Resch Center was the site of the 2006 NCAA men's hockey tournament's Midwest Regional, held on March 25 and 26, hosted by Michigan Technological University. The regional final had Wisconsin defeating Cornell 1–0 in three overtimes.[9] 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.[10] 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.[11]

Indoor footballEdit

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.

Resch Center TheatreEdit

The Resch Center Theatre (formerly Time Warner Cable Theatre and Theatre at the Resch Center) 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 eventsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Doug Schneider. "Supervisor: Resch Center needs metal detectors to guard against Las Vegas-type shooting". Green Bay Press-Gazette, October 16, 2017. "The Resch Center in Ashwaubenon"
  2. ^ Gabrielle Mays. "State tournaments to stay at Resch Center through 2025". Fox11 News. "the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon".
  3. ^ Ricardo Arguello. "Defending-champ Beaver Dam holds off Hortonville in Division 2 semifinal". Appleton Post Crescent, March 9, 2018. "the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon, Wis."
  4. ^ "Groundbreaking on New Arena". Wisconsin State Journal. Madison. July 1, 2000. Archived from the original on January 25, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  5. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  6. ^ "Resch Center". Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. Archived from the original on March 8, 2004. Retrieved January 27, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ Ryman, Richard (February 21, 2015). "After 50 Years at KI, Dick Resch Isn't Slowing Down". Green Bay Press-Gazette. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Resch Center turns 15: A look back at most memorable, biggest shows". Greenbaypressgazette.com. 2017-10-06. Retrieved 2019-04-17.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ "Men's Division I Hockey Longest Games". U.S. College Hockey Online. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  11. ^ "NCAA Rounds Out Championships Until 2011". U.S. College Hockey Online. August 28, 2008. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  12. ^ Meinert, Kendra (August 26, 2012). "Looking Back at the Resch Center's Greatest Hits". Green Bay Press-Gazette. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  13. ^ "WWE Raw Review (2/24/14): The Undertaker and Hulk Hogan Return, Network Launches | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights". Bleacher Report. 2014-02-25. Retrieved 2019-04-17. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  14. ^ "Bucks won't play at Resch this year". Greenbaypressgazette.com. Retrieved 2019-04-17.
  15. ^ [1][dead link]
  16. ^ "Trump cheers economy, criticizes Democrats at Resch Center rally | WLUK". Fox11online.com. 2019-04-27. Retrieved 2019-04-29.

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