3409 N. Downer Ave.|
Milwaukee, WI 53233
|Owner||University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee|
|Operator||University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee|
|Construction cost||$5.458 million|
|Architect||Schuett Erdmann Associates / Architects III Inc.|
(Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming/Diving, & Indoor Track)
The Klotsche Center (formally the J. Martin Klotsche Center) is a 3,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the campus of the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Opened in 1977, the arena was named after UWM's first Chancellor, J. Martin Klotsche. It is home to the Milwaukee Panthers men's and women's basketball teams and the women's volleyball team. It is part of UWM's Pavilion complex and is used heavily as a practice facility for many teams.
In June 2012, UWM announced that it would be moving its men's basketball games from U.S. Cellular Arena back to the Klotsche Center for the 2012-2013 season. To make Klotsche more suitable for Division 1 basketball, new scoreboards, video boards, and new padded courtside seats were installed. One year later, UWM and the Wisconsin Center District announced that men's basketball would be returning to U.S. Cellular Arena, now known as UW–Milwaukee Panther Arena.
- The J. Martin Klotsche Center, UWM Panthers
- Walker, Don. "UWM returns basketball to campus; arena official upset". JSOnline. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
- UWM Panthers Klotsche Center page
- Klotsche Center listing in UWM virtual tour
- UWM Klotsche Center page