By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Jul 20, 2021 at 8:31 AM Photography: Dan Garcia

On the eve of Game 6, Milwaukee Police Department has announced some updated Downtown street closings and parking rules in place on game days during the NBA Finals.

Restrictions will be enforced beginning about three hours for each tipoff, regardless of game location. Be aware so you don't end up with a ticket, a towed vehicle or both.

Game days and times:

  • Game 6 – Tuesday, July 20 at 8 p.m., in Milwaukee
  • Game 7 – Thursday, July 22 at 8 p.m., in Phoenix, if necessary

If you’re driving anywhere near the Deer District during the games, expect traffic and lots of pedestrians attending games and watch parties in the area.

No parking (tow-away) zones, beginning at noon:

  • W. State Street from N. 6th Street to N. Water Street.
  • W. Highland Avenue from N. Edison Street to N. Market Street.
  • W. Juneau Avenue from N. Old World Third Street to N. Broadway. 
  • W. McKinley Avenue / E. Knapp Street from N. 6th Street to N. Broadway.
  • N. Edison Street from W. State Street to E. Knapp Street.
  • N. Water Street from W. State Street to E. Knapp Street.
  • N. Market Street from W. Knapp Street to W. Juneau Avenue. 

Street closures beginning at noon:

  • W. McKinley Avenue from N. 6th Street to N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive/ N. Old World Third Street. 
  • W. State Street from N. 6th Street to N. Water Street. 
  • N. Vel R. Phillips Avenue from W. Kilbourn Avenue to W. Vliet Street.
  • N. Old World Third Street from W. Kilbourn Avenue to W. McKinley Avenue.
  • N. Edison Street from W. State Street to E. Knapp Street.
  • N. Water Street from W. State Street to E. Knapp Street.
  • N. Market Street from W. Juneau Avenue to E. Knapp Street.
  • W. Highland Avenue from N. Vel R. Phillips Avenue to N. Market Street.
  • W. Juneau Avenue from N. 6th Street to N. Broadway.

Street closures and parking restrictions are subject to change and may be extended based on circumstances.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.