Resch Center

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Resch Center
The Resch
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Entrance
Resch Center
Location1901 South Oneida Street
Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin 54304, U.S. [1] [2] [3]
Coordinates 44°29′58″N88°03′18″W / 44.499547°N 88.055049°W / 44.499547; -88.055049 Coordinates: 44°29′58″N88°03′18″W / 44.499547°N 88.055049°W / 44.499547; -88.055049
OwnerBrown County
OperatorPMI 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)
Construction
Broke groundJune 30, 2000 [4]
OpenedAugust 24, 2002
Construction cost$45 million
($64.7 million in 2020 dollars [5] )
Architect Odell Associates Inc.
Design Strategies
Structural engineer Geiger 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) (20112013)
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Resch Center interior after a concert
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WWE Raw at Resch Center
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Resch Center
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Wide angle view of the arena
Resch Center prior to tip-off of a Milwaukee Bucks preseason game in 2013. Resch-Bucks.jpg
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. UWGB Resch .jpg
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. ReschCenter MAGA.jpg
Resch Center during President Trump's rally on the night of the White House Correspondents Dinner.

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. The arena also hosts the annual high school girl's volleyball and girl's basketball tournaments for the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association under a long-term agreement.

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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 events

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 (September 27, 2004)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NCAA hockey

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 football

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 Theatre

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 events

See also

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