MPD: plan ahead for road closures during Bucks games
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- It's game two for the Bucks and Suns Thursday night, July 8.
The two teams will play in Phoenix, but big crowds will still show up to watch the game at the Deer District and inside Fiserv Forum as they did for game one.
More than 20,000 fans showed up for game one and another 6,000 sat inside to watch the game at the arena.
On Sunday, July 11, the Bucks will come back home to play. Ticket prices start around $650-$700.
The Milwaukee Police Department says they're prepared for even more people downtown during the home games.
"Our plan basically can change if we're experiencing extra congestion in a certain area or higher turnout with fans, we're ready to accommodate and make plans accordingly," said Sgt. Cory Strey with the Milwaukee Police Department.
Strey says people should plan more time to get downtown during the home games as more roads are blocked off and traffic may be congested.
"For the home game we just expect traffic to arrive a lot earlier," said Strey. "A lot of the people that go to the home games, especially the ones that have tickets, a lot of them will go to the restaurants prior, get their parking and walk around the area. So we'll just be set up early. there's a possibility of street closures happen a few hours earlier than they may on the away games."
Tip off is at 8 p.m.