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Panthers to play first game on newly designed floor on Nov. 11

MILWAUKEE (August 17, 2016) – UW-Milwaukee unveiled its new design for the playing surface at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena today.

The new look incorporates the official Milwaukee logo at center court and the Horizon League logo is displayed at each free throw line. The frame of the court is black and features “Panthers” in gold lettering with white trim on each baseline underneath the baskets, while three gold panther claw marks will be visible on each side of the midcourt stripe.

On the sideline in front of the Milwaukee bench is “” which is the Milwaukee Athletics website, while the sideline across from the visiting team bench has “James R Mueller Family” in script. UWM alum Jim Mueller (’79) committed a matching gift challenge in June with funds to go toward the refurbishing of the floor and the renovation of the men’s basketball locker room at Panther Arena.

The process of rebranding the court should last about a month and be completed by mid-September. Crews from Schmidt Flooring have already begun the process of sanding the floor to remove the current design.

Fans were able to provide feedback via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on three different floor designs beginning in late July and the final design was chosen by a combination of fan feedback and Milwaukee athletics department staff members.

Milwaukee will play its first game on the newly designed court on Nov. 11 when it opens the 2016-17 men’s basketball regular season versus MSOE at Panther Arena.

Season tickets, which start at $65, are on sale now.  Call the Milwaukee Athletics Ticket Office at (414) 229-5886 or email for more information.