Marquette University leaders, who have said the university will not contribute construction funds to a new arena in downtown Milwaukee, are urging the university’s basketball fans to write state legislators, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrettand Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele about “public financing assistance” for the project.
Marquette President Mike Lovell and athletic director Bill Scholl sent the letter dated Friday.
“When it comes to building a new arena in downtown Milwaukee, the position of our university is clear: The new arena is critical to the growth of Milwaukee as a first-class city that will attract and retain the bright young minds who will lead us into the future,” the letter states. “Marquette University has a valued strategic partnership with the Milwaukee Bucks and we remain committed to being their top tenant in the new arena.”
Of course it’s easy to advocate for other people to spend their money on stuff you want.