MILWAUKEE— It's about to get a lot easier to get a ticket to a Milwaukee Bucks playoff game this year.
In a press release, the Bucks announced on Wednesday that they are increasing capacity at Fiserv Forum from 9,100 fans to 16,500 fans for the rest of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. The 100% capacity allowance will go into effect on June 1 for a potential Game 5 matchup against the Miami Heat.
Officials said this decision was made following the Milwaukee Health Department's pandemic guidelines.
This also means there will no longer be pod seating or staggered seating in the arena.
Fans will still be required to mask up while inside the arena, unless they are eating or drinking. This includes fully vaccinated fans.
“We are excited to have our homecourt advantage return in an even bigger way and we thank Bucks fans for their continued support,” said Bucks and Fiserv Forum president Peter Feigin. “This is another positive step in our return to normal.”
Doors will now open one hour before tipoff instead of opening 90 minutes early.
Fans who aren't able to snag tickets can enjoy loosened restrictions as well. Capacity limits on the plaza just outside of Fiserv Forum and other Deer District locations will be lifted for the rest of the postseason.
If you want to catch a Bucks game, additional tickets will go on sale on Thursday, May 27 at 10 a.m. Ticket information can be found here.
For more information on the Bucks health and safety guidelines, click here.