MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks will soon have a new practice and training facility, and it will be right next door to a new health center in the downtown area.
It will be located on the corner of North Sixth street and West Juneau and is expected to open in fall 2017.
"As a coach it can only help. You keep the guys on the floor. You keep them healthy. You have the best in the world help us win ball games," Bucks Head Coach Jason Kidd said. "As a coach, you're judged on winning and hopefully this will help us win a championship."
The state of the art facility will be the hub for player care and will also focus on sports medicine and injury prevention research.
Right next door to it, a new health center for people who live in the neighborhood.
The Froedtert and MCW Sports Science Center is the second phase of a partnership between the Bucks, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Last month, the group developed a program that will train and prepare high school students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare.
The new learning center will be near 72nd and Sheridan.
"There's a huge shortage in terms of finding people to staff our jobs. It's all the healthcare systems in Southeast Wisconsin, and quite frankly it's starting to be a nationwide problem as well," said Cathy Jacobson, the CEO of Froedtert Health.
No word right now on how many jobs the two new facilities will create.
The health center will provide primary care, orthopedic and specialty care.