By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Feb 02, 2021 at 7:56 PM

Fiserv Forum may begin to feel a bit more like home for the Milwaukee Bucks as the team announced Tuesday night that it submitted a proposal to the City of Milwaukee for safely allowing fans back into the stands this season.

“We’ve submitted a plan to the City of Milwaukee to allow up to 25 percent capacity at Bucks games starting later this month," said Bucks and Fiserv Forum President Peter Feigin, in a statement. "We look forward to the City’s response and would be excited to welcome fans back to Fiserv Forum soon."

There are no official details yet on what the Bucks' plan for reintegrating fans back into Fiserv Forum include. 

The plan comes on the heels of new COVID public health order revisions from the City of Milwaukee, easing some of the pandemic-induced restrictions – including allowing up to 250 people for indoor gatherings if masks are worn, people are distanced and attendees are seated, with the potential for more people allowed for indoor events if there is an approved safety plan in place.

“Changes in our public health orders are based on a careful review of disease trends and authoritative information from the scientific community. The modifications we are making this week allow for additional reopening while maintaining public safety,” Acting Health Commissioner Marlaina Jackson said, in a release. “We are cautiously optimistic that Milwaukee will see continued improvement in our gating criteria. Even so, the pandemic continues to take its toll here, and we cannot let our guard down.”

The newly modified public health order will go into effect on Friday, Feb. 5.  

To read the entire adjusted health order – which also includes loosened restrictions for recreational and athletic activities along with allowing counter service ordering and pick-up for bars and restaurants – click here. And stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for more updates. 

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.