The J. Martin Klotsche Center
The J. Martin Klotsche Center is the home of Panther volleyball and women's basketball, and this year will also host three men's basketball games.
The Klotsche Center, originally erected in 1977, has an even greater new look after a new floor was installed last summer. The floor features a large Panther logo at midcourt and a number of other UWM and Horizon League markings. This comes of the heels of a renovation that was completed while the Pavilion was built. The existing arena now has air conditioning, a new sound system and new concession areas. Fans attending events at the Klotsche Center can park in the Pavilion parking garage and enter the building without ever going outside.
These latest projects are just the most recent pieces of work done to upgrade the home of Panther athletics. The arena area was also renovated prior to the 1998-99 school year. The $2 million project included the addition of comfort and chairback seating. In 1996, new wood flooring and a new indoor track were added to the Klotsche Center.
The Klotsche Center is the regular homecourt for volleyball and women's basketball while a four-lane indoor track is home to the UWM's track and field teams. The Klotsche Center Natatorium, located on the lower level, is home to the swimming and diving teams. The building also still contains space for the general student population, with locker rooms, racquetball courts and classroom space on the lower level. The building also contains offices for the recreation staff.
Driving DirectionsTo UWM Campus
The UWM campus is located north of downtown Milwaukee, just blocks from Lake Michigan. It is accessible from I-43 or from Lincoln Memorial Drive.
The scenic lake route from all directions: From I-43 or I-94 near Downtown, take I-794 east to Lakefront exit. Go north along the lake on Lincoln Memorial Dr. to the top of the hill, where Lincoln Memorial Dr. becomes E. Kenwood Blvd. and intersects with N. Lake Dr. Go straight (west) on Kenwood five blocks to campus.
From the South or West:
Take I-43 north to the Capitol Dr. East exit. Go east on Capitol to N. Downer Ave., then south on Downer five blocks to campus.
From the North:
Take I-43 south to the Capitol Dr. East exit. Go east on Capitol to N. Downer Ave., then south on Downer five blocks to campus.
At very busy times, parking on the UWM campus can be limited and all parking regulations are strictly enforced.