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“All good things have a lifespan, and at some point, the Bradley Center is not going to be able to support the economics of the games that are played here,” Sheehy said. “So we’re going to have to look to the future. So by a bridge, we’re talking about a six-year bridge that gets this community in a position to discuss the future of NBA basketball and other events. The clock is ticking. And this is a great milestone, but it’s one brick in the road toward our future, and our future is going to include a new facility at some point.”

The deal also establishes a special seating section for Bucks games and other events that will be available to not-for-profit organizations.

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