A Major League City
When it comes to sports, Milwaukee is definitely in the major leagues with two professional sports teams – the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, which will be moving into their new basketball arena this fall; and the Milwaukee Brewers professional baseball team, which offers one of the best tailgating experiences in professional sports at Miller Park, a few miles west of Downtown Milwaukee. A third professional team – the NFL’s Green Bay Packers – isn’t technically located in the region, but it has very strong ties to the region, having played three games a year here from 1953 to 1994 and many residents still have season tickets (plus their home field is only two hours away). Milwaukee is also home to the Milwaukee Admirals professional hockey team and the Milwaukee Wave professional soccer team.
Milwaukee is a great college town as well, featuring two Division 1 NCAA basketball teams – the legendary Marquette Golden Eagles, which play in the Big East Conference; and the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Panthers, which play in the Horizon League.
For information about sporting events, visit the following websites:
Milwaukee Brewers (baseball): www.milwaukeebrewers.com
Milwaukee Bucks (basketball): www.bucks.com
Milwaukee Wave (indoor soccer): www.milwaukeewave.com
Milwaukee Admirals (hockey): www.milwaukeeadmirals.com
Green Bay Packers (football): www.packers.com
Wisconsin has become a golfing destination sensation thanks to superbly designed courses. According to Golf Digest, seven of the nation’s top 100 golf courses are located in the state, including three in the Milwaukee area: Washington County’s Erin Hills, which hosted the 2017 U.S. Open; the Milwaukee Country Club in River Hills; and the Blue Mound Golf & Country Club in Wauwatosa. Whistling Straits in nearby Kohler, has hosted the PGA Championships three times and will host the 2020 Ryder Cup. But you don’t have to be a pro to play golf. There are dozens of affordable public courses in the area as well. For more information, visit: golfwisconsin.com.