A prominent Milwaukee business leader said Wednesday that the community needs to discuss "at an appropriate time" the idea of extending the Miller Park stadium sales tax as a way of funding a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Timothy Sheehy, leader of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, a pro-business group, floated the idea at a civic forum.
The Bradley Center is 23 years old. An antique, says Sheehy.Sheehy repeated what Bradley Center officials have been saying for years: The arena, built in 1988, is aging and is not capable of generating new revenue for an NBA franchise. A new facility is needed, he said.
What Sheehy does NOT say is that the NBA franchise spends too damn much money, which is the usual cause of "needing more revenues."
Put another way, Sheehy prefers to spend taxpayers' money on Brewers and Bucks. Good. Let's have that discussion.