OSHKOSH- After months of speculation, the Milwaukee Bucks confirmed today that they will own a Development league team in Oshkosh that will open for the 2017-18 season.
The 67,000-resident city was selected to host the Bucks Development-league team and it beat out Sheboygan and Racine for the bid. The Milwaukee Bucks Development league team is the 25th team of its kind in the nation.
In January the Oshkosh Northwestern that the city of Oshkosh went ahead with plans to approve a $15 million, 3,500-seat arena that will host the team this fall.
“Our ownership group has been steadfast in its commitment to both build a championship-caliber basketball program and develop stronger partnerships with fans and communities throughout the state of Wisconsin,” Bucks co-owner Wes Edens said.
According to the Fox Valley Basketball website, “I believe that Oshkosh’s Central city is on the verge of a renaissance,” Oshkosh Mayor Steve Cummings said. “The Bucks’ selection of Oshkosh as its location for their D-League team reinforces our reputation as a great place to work, play and learn. The new arena will be the cornerstone of a revived central city that will attract visitors and greater development opportunities to Oshkosh.”