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Billionaire Bucks owner wants to bring a new professional sports team to Milwaukee

Posted at 5:29 PM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 19:31:48-05

MILWAUKEE, WI - Bucks owner, Mark Lasry, isn’t done investing in Milwaukee just yet.

The billionaire recently expressed his interest in bringing another sports team to the city.

"We're looking at sort of investing in another sports franchise that we would try to bring here to Milwaukee," Lasry said.

Lasry announced Friday morning at the Milwaukee Business Journal Power Breakfast, that he has his eye on a new franchise, and although he didn’t say which sport or which league he did say it’s a women’s professional team.

“As long as it’s not a lingerie league or something like that, I would be down for it,” Mickey Menges, sports fanatic, said.

Milwaukee is already home to the Wisconsin Dragons —a women’s tackle football team, so ESPN sports talk host Bryan Dee said a WNBA team would fit right in.

“We are a basketball city in a lot of ways here [so] that would be great. The WNBA is probably the move if it is a women’s team," Dee said.

While Lasry said this is something he’s working on, he didn’t give a definitive date on when Milwaukee might see the new team in town. He also said the team wouldn't play at Fiserv Forum and only attract about 1,000 people per sporting event.