Milwaukee Admirals to play last game ever at the BMO Harris Bradley Center Friday, April 15th
MILWAUKEE -- The Admirals will play their final regular season home game ever at the BMO Harris Bradley Center this Friday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. when they host the Bakersfield Condors.
While the Admirals will still have playoff home games, it brings to an end a 28-year regular season run at the building that was built in 1988 and paid for entirely through the generosity of Jane Bradley Pettit, the owner of the Admirals at that time.
“The BMO Harris Bradley Center has been a world-class facility for fans and players,” said current Admirals Owner Harris Turer. “Our organization is grateful to Steve Costello and his staff for all of the work they have done to make Admirals hockey a success. We have shared many great memories in our time here that we will all cherish forever.”
The Admirals have many events planned at the game to remember their time at the Bradley Center, including commemorative placards featuring a timeline of significant events in team history at the building and a special video tribute at the conclusion of the game.
Admirals at the BMO Harris Bradley Center Facts and Figures:
Admirals Record at the Bradley Center: 1,112 Games, 634-357-17-32-73 (W-L-T-OTL-SOL)
Admirals Playoff Record at the BC: 97 games, 48-49
Total Admirals Attendance at the Bradley Center: 7,784,884 (as of 4/14/2016)
First Admirals game: October 2, 1988 Exhibition Game vs. Team Canada. Admirals lost 5-4
First Admirals regular season game: Friday, October 7, 1988 vs. Salt Lake Golden Eagles
Admirals won 6-5, Head Coach was Rick Ley
Final Regular Season Home Game: Friday, April 15, 2016 vs. Bakersfield Condors, 7 pm
Admirals Leaders during the Bradley Center Existence:
Games: Mike McNeill, 442 (1992-98)
Points: Tony Hrkac, 320 (1994-97, 2003-05)
Goals: Gino Cavallini, 139 (1993-96)
Penalty Minutes: Ken Sabourin, 1233 (1993-98)
Beginning in 2016-17 the Admirals will move across State St. and play at the UWM Panther Arena, the home of the team from 1973-1988.