The Milwaukee Bucks are selling standing room only tickets for Wednesday night’s game against the Portland Trailblazers.
It’s the first time the Bucks have sold standing room tickets for a game at Fiserv Forum, said Dustin Godsey, chief marketing officer.
The game is a sellout and the Bucks decided to make a couple hundred standing room tickets available, he said.
“These Thanksgiving week games are always huge for us,” Godsey said.
The Bucks face the Phoenix Suns Friday and the San Antonio Spurs Saturday night. Standing room tickets also might become available for those games.
“The way those games are trending, it’s very likely,” Godsey said.
Eight of 10 Bucks home games this season have been sellouts, said Barry Baum, senior vice president for communications.
The new arena has numerous gathering areas where fans can see the action on the court.
“We have opportunities that we didn’t have at the Bradley Center where the building was sort of closed in,” Godsey said.
The standing room only tickets aren’t limited to a specific area. Fans can stand behind the stanchions near the ADA platforms on the main concourse, behind drink rails on the main and upper concourses and in the Panorama Club, Baum said.
The NBA says a Fiserv Forum sellout is 17,341. The largest crowd at the new arena was about 18,000 for a Metallica concert last month.
Standing room tickets are $20 plus Ticketmaster fees and are available at bucks.com or the Fiserv Forum ticket office.
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