Visit Milwaukee

Discover why more meeting planners are choosing Milwaukee, an easy-access destination featuring a three-venue convention campus with two connecting hotels. A blend of acclaimed restaurants, nightlife, festivals, and off-site venues adds up to meetings at incomparable value.


Get your game on in Milwaukee – an attractive, affordable “Sports-Friendly City” and ideal host of sporting events of all kinds.


Recently Hosted Events

Along with first-class facilities, our scenic lakefront is the perfect backdrop for marathons, triathlons and beach volleyball tournaments. Milwaukee hosted the 2013, 2014, and 2015 USA Triathlon Championships, bringing thousands of athletes and spectators to the lakefront and mobilizing a force of more than 800 volunteers. The 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament 2nd and 3rd rounds saw nearly 15,000 local and visiting attendees each day at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. These events built on the success of the 2012 YMCA National Gymnastics Championships, when 4,000 attendees filled the impressive Wisconsin Center and neighboring UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. In addition, the 2015 PGA Championship will return to Whistling Straits for the third time in 2015.

Milwaukee has also been the host of the U.S. Speed Skating Olympic World Cup Trials, North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance Softball World Series, BIG EAST Women’s Volleyball Championships, Milwaukee IndyFest, USGA Amateur Championship, multiple USA Volleyball regional and national tournaments, the NCAA Men’s Frozen Four, the USA Table Tennis U.S. Open Championships and numerous USA Fencing events, including the North American Cup.

"Milwaukee continues to set the bar to the highest level. I could not recommend the team at VISIT Milwaukee and all the city officials within the city enough!"

"The convention center is fantastic and located in close proximity to top-notch hotels. Milwaukee has set the bar high for future hosts!"

"This is one of the absolute finest [events], and the reason is the venue, the city of Milwaukee, the police and volunteers, USAT — it’s just fabulous."


Milwaukee’s Professional Teams

An American Hockey League member and the top affiliate of the NHL's Nashville Predators, the Milwaukee Admirals bring hard-hitting, lightning-fast action to the ice in downtown Milwaukee at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Originally founded as an amateur team, the Admirals have been hitting the ice in Milwaukee since 1970. Their games are always a family-friendly local favorite.

Miller Park is home to the Milwaukee Brewers, the 2011 National League Central Division Champions. Just minutes from downtown, Miller Park features the only fan-shaped, retractable roof in the nation – guaranteeing perfect conditions every game. Tailgating with bratwurst and brews in the parking lot is a genuine Milwaukee tradition – as are enjoying fireworks and team mascot Bernie Brewer's celebratory zip down a slide after home runs. From the fierce competition of the famous Klement's Racing Sausages to singing "Roll Out the Barrel," major league baseball in Milwaukee is a winning experience.

The Brewcity Bruisers is a women's flat track roller derby league made up of four home teams: the Crazy 8's, Maiden Milwaukee, the Rushin' Rollettes and the Shevil Knevils. These rollergirls don't mess around; they skate fast and hit hard, battling each other at monthly bouts from January to May at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. Following their home season, a team of Brew City's all-stars hits the road to take on the other rowdy rollergirls of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association. The Brewcity Bruisers also host the Midwest BrewHaHa, an annual tournament that welcomes over 25 teams from all over the U.S. and Canada, including both women’s and men’s teams.

Winning games – and the hearts of loyal fans – since 1969, the Milwaukee Bucks are home to fast-paced NBA action. Red and green reigns supreme when the Bucks take the home court at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, conveniently located in the heart of downtown and near several entertainment districts. Team mascot, Bango, is a fan favorite, famous for unbelievable stunts such as back-flipping ladder dunks during halftime.

Though they play in the frozen tundra of Green Bay, Packers pride is strong in Milwaukee. The only non-profit, community-owned major league pro team in the country, the Packers have won 13 NFL championships (more than any other team), including four Super Bowls, the most recent in 2011. The Packers are also known for having one of football’s most dedicated fanbases; the season ticket waiting list has more than 81,000 names, and the average wait is 30 years.

Head north to Lambeau Field to tailgate before the game, or stick around – you’ll be hard-pressed to find a bar, restaurant or tavern in Milwaukee that isn’t tuned in on gameday!

Nothing beats the fast-paced scoring and excitement found at an indoor soccer match at Milwaukee's UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. With more than 1,000 games played, more than 500 wins and 3 million loyal fans, a Milwaukee Wave game adds up to a winning experience. Rock the stands with a vuvuzela and enjoy meeting the players for autographs after the game.


Contact Us

Marissa Werner, Sports & Entertainment Sales Manager
VISIT Milwaukee
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