(OSHKOSH, Wis.) – Concert-goers, event attendees and basketball fans will enjoy free parking at the new Oshkosh Arena, thanks to the sponsorship of Verve, a Credit Union. Announced at a news conference on Wednesday, the deal will extend free parking to all events at the arena from now through 2023. This marks the first major sponsorship announced for the new arena, which is scheduled to open in November.
“A visionary project like the development of the Oshkosh Arena requires visionary partners and we are pleased to count Verve among ours,” said Greg Pierce, Fox Valley Pro Basketball. “Their commitment to the community – providing free parking for all arena events over the next five years – paves the way for us to create a truly exceptional experience at the arena.”
Verve will also sponsor the VIP Lounge at the $20-million arena. The lounge overlooks the basketball court, includes food and beverage service and delivers an elevated experience at Oshkosh Arena events.
“The Oshkosh Arena represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make a game-changing investment in our community,” said Kevin Ralofsky, President/CEO, Verve. “We believe this project will strengthen both our community and our region – making it an even more desirable place to live. As a member-owned financial, we know that when our communities are strong, our members thrive.”
About Oshkosh Arena
This state-of-the-art facility will provide both home-court advantage and serve as a practice facility for the new Milwaukee Bucks G League® team, the Wisconsin Herd. Scheduled to open in Fall 2017, the newly developed building will feature a 3,500-seat arena with the latest technology, club-level VIP seating, multiple food and concessions areas, retail space and other entertainment amenities that will complete the basketball experience. The Oshkosh Arena will be available for other sporting and entertainment events when not in use by the team.
Founded in 1937, Verve, a Credit Union, is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than $800 million in assets and serving over 56,000 members at 15 locations. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works or worships in 23 counties throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota and to employees of Kimberly-Clark Corp., Fox River Paper Co., the medical services industry and the immediate family of any current member.