The new arena where the Wisconsin Herd will play has officially been named the Menominee Nation Arena.
Fox Valley Pro Basketball announced the five-year naming rights deal with the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, Menominee Tribal Enterprises and Menominee Casino Resort on Monday.
The Menominee Nation Arena will be the home of the Wisconsin Herd, the NBA G League affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks.
“Menominee Nation is committed to building a solid foundation for future generations, and we see Menominee Nation Arena and a partnership with the Wisconsin Herd as an opportunity to do just that,” said Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin Chairman, Gary Besaw. “We are returning to our ancestral land to share Menominee Nation’s culture and invest in the future for our Menominee community.”
The outside of Menominee Nation Arena will feature the thunderbird, which emulates the Great Seal of Menominee Nation.
The Herd will play on Menominee Nation Court, constructed of sustainably-sourced wood provided by MTE. It will feature an interchangeable jump circle that will alternate between a Menominee Casino Resort logo and an MTE logo, the team said.
The Herd started training camp Monday. Their inaugural season home opener is Friday, November 17 against the Windy City Bulls.
Their 50-game schedule includes 24 homes games.