By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Feb 25, 2021 at 9:58 AM

The Marquette University men's basketball team will allow up to 1,800 fans at its game against Xavier University at the Fiserv Forum on Saturday, March 6 at 8 p.m., the university announced today.

The matchup is the final game of the season

The majority of available seats – socially distanced throughout the arena – will be tabbed for Marquette students.

Tickets will not be offered to the general public.

According to Thursday's announcement, "The athletic department will communicate directly with individuals/groups identified in the ticket distribution plan, including students, player/staff family members, athletic department personnel and donors."

Senior Night and National Marquette Day will be celebrated at the game.

Marquette will adhere to the detailed health and safety plan that the Milwaukee Bucks and the Milwaukee Health Department have developed, which includes allowing fans at 10 percent of the arena's capacity (1,800).

Fans are required to wear face coverings at all times inside the venue, except when actively eating or drinking, and no bags are permitted. Fans must remain seated at all times when at their seats and food and beverages must be consumed in the fans' ticketed seats.

Fiserv Forum will allow fans into the venue via a timed-entry system that aims to limit the size of groups at entrances. Items larger than 4"x6"x1" not permitted in the Fiserv Forum.


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 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.