By Adam Roberts – 2/16/2021
Ever since the pandemic, something has just been a little off with the Milwaukee Bucks.
The magic of their run up until Game Three of the 2019 Eastern Conference Finals hasn’t been recaptured entirely since, and a nearly year-long stretch without fans at their home games likely is a big factor in that. Hopefully starting this week, even just a little bit of that magic, and also extra incentive to win, will be returning to Cream City.
Starting with tonight’s game against Toronto, the Bucks will be allowing fans back into Fiserv Forum in a measured approach coinciding with the team’s home stand beginning tonight. Tonight’s game will allow 250 fans in the north lower bowl of the stadium, with 500 allowed Thursday, 750 Friday, and eventually up to 1,800 for Sunday’s game against Sacramento.
From there, a lot will be determined by Milwaukee County and the Forum itself, but according to the Journal Sentinel if case counts don’t trend upward, the Forum may be allowed to host up to 25% capacity at some point this season.
Fans back at games will be a welcome change for the Bucks, who’s most recent road trip was a less than ideal 3-3 odyssey. As for me, I am still holding out for what plans will be unveiled at American Family Field this season. My Brewers itch is starting to form a rash!