Before they were a professional hockey team, the Milwaukee Admirals were originally known as the Milwaukee Wings. The Milwaukee Wings played their first game in 1970 where they lost to the Madison All Stars 17-7. After the team was bought by a group led by Irwin J. Merar, the team was renamed to Admirals because of an item that was sold in one of the stores owned by Merar. The Admirals played in the United States Hockey League for four years before moving to the International Hockey League in 1977. They remained in the IHL until 2001 when they moved to the American Hockey League, were they currently reside today.
Milwaukee Admirals Seating Area By Section
The Milwaukee Admirals play their home games in the Bradley Center. The Admirals have a very unique and well designed seating chart that is creative as well as organized, which speaks well to the organization’s structure. Down right on the ice is the Admirals Quarters. Be careful if you sit here, you are so close to the action you can hear the players grunting as they get slammed into the boards.
Right above that is Shipmate’s Row, which is an ideal are to view a hockey game from. The general seating is split into two parts and four sections. Sections 200 through 203, 211 through 217, 225, 226, and 227 are the Mid-Deck sections. These sections are located on the East and West sides of the building. Sections 204 – 210 218, 219, 220 through 224 are the “Stern and Bow” sections. These seating areas are located on the North and South ends of the building.
Currently, the Milwaukee Admirals are affiliated with the NHL’s Nashville Predators. Due to being an affiliate, the Admirals play all of their games against other NHL affiliates. The Admirals next home game is coming up on December 20th against the San Antonio Rampage who are affiliated with the Florida Panthers. After two road games the Admirals come back home for a pair of home games on consecutive days. The first of these two games is against Grand Rapids Griffins. The Griffins are affiliated with the Detroit Red Wings, perhaps the NHL’s most recognized franchise. That game is set to begin at 7 p.m. central time. The second of these back-to-back home games is against the Rockford Icehogs who are affiliated with the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Chicago Blackhawks.