Sorry, Milwaukee. They Need Your Bucks To Build A Stadium
After the Milwaukee Bucks threatened to leave town, the team will now be getting a new stadium ... funded in part by $250 million in taxpayer money.By Matt Moreno | July 16, 2015
It appears the Bucks' threat to leave Milwaukee worked. The Wisconsin Senate approved funding for a new, $500 million arena for the team Wednesday.
"The urgency is real. Without a lease after 2017, we don't have a team," Metro Milwaukee Association of Commerce's Tim Sheehy told Newsy's partners at WTMJ.
On the surface, it sounds like great news for the city — keeping an NBA team in town, creating construction jobs and more. But dig a little deeper, and it's not so nice for the public.