Milwaukee prepares for first NBA Finals home game in 47 years

NOW: Milwaukee prepares for first NBA Finals home game in 47 years

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Aloft Milwaukee Downtown Hotel says they are already fully booked for Sunday's NBA Finals game in Milwaukee.

On normal Sundays, they book one quarter of their rooms.

"Following this last 18 months and the struggle that hospitality saw, the extra business is great," Aloft Director of Sales Greta McCue said.

They've even hired back some staff lost during the pandemic as they prepare for an influx of customers.

"We have all hands on deck, everybody scheduled, making sure we've got plenty of clean towels, clean pillow cases," McCue said.

MPD is warning of towing cars in no parking zones near the stadium three hours before tipoff.

They are closing off traffic in different directions on all streets surrounding Fiserv Forum, with some expansion to the East.

"During the game and shortly after the game, obviously there will be a lot of people there," Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said. "But I think overall we've got a good traffic flow, so I'm very confident about that."

Milwaukee ticket broker Ticket King says prices have increased since just yesterday, following the return of Giannis Antetokounmpo and his play in Game 1.

"You just want to walk in the door upstairs, right now you're looking around that $650-$700 range," Ticket King partner James Bryce Jr said. "If you want to at least be in the lower level, right now you're looking at that $950-$1,000 range."

Lower level tickets between the baskets will cost around $1,500. Ticket King added these high price events are ripe for fraud. One way to be safe is knowing Bucks tickets are now run through your phone.

So make sure a third party can transfer a potential ticket to your Bucks app before signing off on a deal.

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