Bucks president expects the Deer District to be 'humming' for ring ceremony and Game 1

NOW: Bucks president expects the Deer District to be ’humming’ for ring ceremony and Game 1

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- At the Milwaukee Press Club luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 8, Peter Feigin, the Bucks president, opened up about how the last couple of months have been since the team's championship win.

He says it's hard not to smile, especially when the Larry O'Brien trophy is near. 

Feigin also gave his perspective on how the Bucks championship win can help Milwaukee's growth. 

"Whether it's tourism for the state, this is one of the springboards you wish for coming out of the pandemic," said Feigin. "It gives us the opportunity to leverage the hell out of it."

While the team has spent the last five years thinking about growth in the Deer District, that's changed after seeing 65,000 fans pack the area.

"We're trying to figure out what the balance of developed space would be versus public space, and what it would mean for us to rethink it," said Feigin. 

The Deer District will already look different by the time the 2021-22 season starts in four weeks. 

"We've got a groundbreaking for the Trade Hotel in a week, and our hope is to keep the energy alive in the Deer District," said Feigin. 

He envisions a lot of fans showing up for Game one.  

"Without a question, if the Deer District isn't humming for the ring ceremony and kind of Game one on Oct. 19, I'd be very surprised," said Feigin. 

As for plans to memorialize the team, he says this team isn't done. He wants multiple championship runs. 

Feigin says right now they're thinking about the upcoming season, and COVID protocols will be in place. 

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