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Tickets to Bucks preseason game in Madison on sale Wednesday

Tickets for the Milwaukee Bucks preseason game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Kohl Center in Madison on Tuesday, Oct. 20, will go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 8:30 a.m. The game will mark the first full-team appearance by the Bucks in Madison since a preseason game against the Dallas Mavericks at the Kohl Center on Oct. 19, 1999.

This year’s game will showcase the Bucks taking on a Minnesota Timberwolves team featuring Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns, the top overall picks in each of the last two NBA drafts (7 p.m. tip). Tickets may be purchased online at bucks.com/Madison, UWBadgers.com, by calling 1-800-GO-BADGERS or (608) 262-1440, or in-person by visiting the McGinnis Family Athletic Ticket Office located at 1440 Monroe St., near Gate 1 of Camp Randall Stadium. Ticket prices range from $18 to $44. Current UW-Madison students may purchase up to two tickets in the $18 or $23 price levels for only $13 each. Fees for online or phone orders will apply.

Bucks basketball in Madison was a regular occurrence in the early years of the franchise, as the team played 25 regular season games, seven playoff games and five preseason games in the city during the 1960s and 1970s. Milwaukee played another three exhibitions in Madison during the ’80s and two more in the ’90s, but none since the 1999 matchup with Dallas.

Prior to the game, the Bucks are slated to hold the team’s training camp at the Nicholas-Johnson Pavilion on the UW campus. The team will be in Madison from Monday, Sept. 28, through Friday, Oct. 2, and will have a visible presence in the community throughout the week.  

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