By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Mar 11, 2021 at 11:16 AM

Something resembling normal is slowly returning – including to Bucks games as, after just a little less than a month after earning a small level of fan capacity approval, Fiserv Forum received permission to almost double the amount of fans in the arena for Bucks home games starting next week.

Starting with the team's home bout against the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, March 20, Milwaukee Health Department will now allow 18 percent, or about 3,280 fans, into Fiserv Forum for Bucks games – an increase from last month's previously permitted 10 percent capacity, or 1,800 fans. With this new increase, Fiserv Forum will also begin reopening its suites and loft spaces, with the hope of adding greater fan capacity as the season goes along, as the city and state's COVID numbers continue to go down, and as its vaccination numbers continue to rise.

Many of the arena's health protocols, however, remain the same – including properly wearing masks throughout the entire game (save when directly eating or drinking), selling seats in ticket "pods" of two or four people to keep fans distant, timed entries to avoid congregated crowds, eating and drinking only allowed in the seats, and required sitting throughout the game – no matter how awesome the latest Giannis dunk was. For more information on protocols since Fiserv Forum reopened to the public, click here

Tickets for the final five home games of the Bucks' current regular season campaign will go on sale starting Friday, March 12 at 10 a.m. To buy tickets, visit the Bucks' website – and stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for more hopefully positive Bucks updates, both on and off the court. 

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.