Are you a sports fan in Green Bay who is interested in taking in a sporting event in an indoor setting?
How about music? Do you like going to concerts, but are tired of driving all the way to Milwaukee to do so?
Well, if your answer was yes to any or all of these, check out the Resch Center in Green Bay.
Resch Center History
The Resch Center, opened in 2002, is the home of any notable event like concerts and indoor football.
The building was named after Dick Resch, an executive of a local office furniture company.
The Resch Center is the home of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay men's basketball team, the Green Bay Gamblers ice hockey team, as well as the Green Bay Chill and Green Bay Blizzard arena football teams.
In addition to that, the building also hosts concerts.
For example, the band Tool performed at the Resch Center on September 2, 2002, which was the first event ever held in the building.
The Resch Center also hosted the 2006 NCAA men's hockey tournament Midwest Regional.
Coming to the Resch Center in 2017
This spring, Journey comes to Green Bay!See Green Day, and Def Leppard. More shows to be announced soon.
The Resch Center By Section
The maximum capacity of the Resch Center is 10,200 and the special types of seating break down as follows for the U.W. Green Bay men's basketball team.
Upper club seating are suites 301, 302, 303, and 304.
Next to the Upper club seating is the ADA East seating, which are suites 305, 306, 307, and 308.
On the opposite side of the arena is the ADA West seating, and those are suites 318, 319, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, and 325.
The remaining general suites are 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, and 317.
Resch Center Events
What the Resch Center is most known for is U.W. Green Bay men's basketball.
Even those the Phoenix have yet to make an NCAA tournament, which is hard to do as a team in their position and conference, they still have made played in three postseason tournaments in the last five years.
In 2009 they played in the College Basketball Invitational tournament where they lost in the first round.
The following season they once again played in the College Basketball Invitational, expect for this time around, they made it all the way to the quarterfinals.
In 2013, they played in the "College Insider" tournament, where they lost in the first round. This season, U.W. Green Bay is off to a solid 5-2 start, and in one of those losses, they darn near beat in-State rival Wisconsin, losing 69-66.
The Phoenix play in the Horizon League. One of their in-conference rivals is fellow in-State school U.W. Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Panthers are off to a 9-2 start, their best start in quite some time.
We don't know quite yet if these two teams are the real deal.
U.W. Green Bay will host Milwaukee in the Resch Center on Saturday, February 8th, at 1 p.m. Central time.
The Phoenix play their next two games on the road, but after that there will be plenty of chances to see them in action at the Resch Center in the near future.
The Phoenix will host Tennessee Tech at Tuesday, Dec. 17th, at 7 p.m. Central time. Four days later they will host Fairfield at 1 p.m. Central time.
A week later, on Saturday, Dec. 28th, they will host St. Francis, once again at 1 p.m. Central time.
Four days later, on Thursday, Jan 2, they will begin their conference schedule at home against Cleveland State.
Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. Central time.