The Milwaukee Bucks announced today (Monday) that there will be no fans at the Fiserv Forum for the upcoming season, until further notice, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The team stated it is following state and local guidelines, and that the health of fans, players, coaches and staff is the top priority.
The season is set to start on Dec. 22, though individual team schedules have yet to be released.
The statement added that the Bucks will continue to work with state and local health officials, as well as the NBA, to evaluate a potential return for fans in some capacity later this season.
This would have been the third season at the Fiserv Forum, the second of which was cut short by the pandemic, and arguably cost the Bucks in the playoffs. Milwaukee has been near unbeatable at home.
The arena cost around $500 million — about $200 million of which is publicly funded.