MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks are planning for 25% fan capacity at Fiserv Forum as soon as this month, the team confirmed Tuesday.
President of the Bucks and Fiserv Peter Feigin announced the news during a virtual Milwaukee Business Journal panel discussion.
To do this, the Bucks are going to test new processes and protocols during upcoming home Marquette basketball games before the Bucks return to Fiserv on Feb. 16, the first game where there could be fans.
Inside there will be changes. Tickets will be sold in groups of two and four and be six feet apart from each other. Masks will be required as they are around the city, and some food and beverage concessions may change.
The news came as the city health department updated their health order allowing 25 percent capacity with an approved health plan. They are working with the Bucks to finalize plans.
For the Bucks, this means at 25 percent capacity they could welcome 3-4,000 fans, but they will start with 1-2,000 at first.
It's a bit unclear who can buy tickets. Peter Feigin told us season ticket holders and first responders would be among them and notified by the team in the coming days.
"We think this is optimistic," Feigin said during the panel. "We didn't think we'd get modified attendance until March or April."
The Bucks have not had any fans in the stands since the start of the pandemic, in March 2020.