You can own part of the BMO Harris Bradley Center if you're the highest bidder

Bid on items in the arena before demolition

As the BMO Harris Bradley Center winds down its final season, plans are being made to sell and auction off most of the building's contents.

Once the building closes after its final event in July, anything that is not attached to the arena will be sold or auctioned. 

"There's a lot of interest into what are we doing with all of our stuff," said Bradley Center Vice President Paul Jansen.

The arena team cannot sell anything that is a permanent fixture or part of the building. That includes the attached stadium-style seats but they can sell the giant video scoreboard which is already spoken for. 

In a locked room in the middle of the center, memorabilia from entertainers and sports stars that have graced the building is stored. Artwork and photographs of performers like Keith Urban, Janet Jackson, and Tina Turner will be up for grabs.

Signed guitar carriers and in some cases actual guitars from music legends like Prince, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, and the Eagles will be auctioned off. 

The Bradley Center was a gift from Jane Bradley Pettit in memory of her father Harry Lynde Bradley, co-founder of the Allen-Bradley Company (Now Rockwell Automation). When it opened in 1988 the total cost of the building was $91 million dollars.

Bradley Center officials expect the Bucks post-season playoff games or the Marquette graduation to be the last public events in the arena.

It will be used once more for the Northwestern Mutual Annual Meeting in July then be turned over to Bucks. The Bucks will be responsible for selling or auctioning anything attached to the arena and its demolition, which is likely to begin next winter. 

A special event to celebrate the legacy of the Bradley Center, "Shine On" will be held on April 11, 2018. Visit the center's website for more info. 


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