OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBAY) - We got an inside look at the new Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh Monday.
As we reported last month, the home opener for the Milwaukee Bucks' G-League team, the Wisconsin Herd, was pushed back because the facility was not ready.
Director of operations for the arena Mike Cluff, told us Monday it will be ready for tip-off Friday, December 1st.
That’s when the Herd hosts the Iowa Wolves
"If you were here last week, you would have walked in today and went, ‘oh my gosh’ because it's all coming together," said Cluff.
Action 2 News got a tour of the arena with hard hats easy to spot.
We saw seats and bleachers nearly ready for fans to fill up.
Locker rooms feature 8-feet high shower heads.
In total, officials say the arena holds about 3,700 people for basketball games and can hopefully squeeze in an extra four hundred more for entertainment gigs.
The arena announced its first major entertainment events Monday, Larry the Cable Guy in January and Jeff Foxworthy in June.
"Entertainment portion has been a very important to our long term plan and that's why we brought on partners," said Fox Valley Pro Basketball President Greg Pierce.
One of the partners, the Grand Oshkosh, says this larger venue allows for different acts.
"You're shopping in a different aisle, you're able to provide different things for the community and the region that we weren't otherwise able to do," said Director of Grand Oshkosh Joseph Ferlo.
We're told the arena will host about 35 entertainment acts a year.