Concert hall, hotel, football stadium planned for downtown Milwaukee

A professional soccer stadium, hotel and concert venue are planned for the west side of downtown Milwaukee.

A new concert venue, as well as a hotel and a professional soccer stadium, are planned for the west side of downtown Milwaukee — a project its supporters say will create a new entertainment district and transform a largely dead spot.

The mixed-use development will be built on an 11-acre site that includes the former Ramada Hotel, 633 W. Michigan St., according to an announcement Friday by Bear Development LLC and Kacmarcik Enterprises LLC.

Groundbreaking for the project is scheduled for early fall, with the stadium and venue expected to open in spring 2024. The project will also include 99 apartments, as well as restaurant and retail spaces at street level.

The 8,000-seat soccer stadium is set to house a professional soccer team that Kacmarcik Enterprises owner Jim Kacmarcik plans to bring to Milwaukee.

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