A handfull of the current Bucks players are expected to attend the ceremony, including Giannis Antetokounmpo, Eric Bledsoe, Donte DiVincenzo, Thon Maker, Khris Middleton and D.J. Wilson. The players will be joined by additional alumni players, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, owners and elected officials.
“We are thrilled to open our doors to the community on Sunday,” said Bucks President Peter Feigin. “Fiserv Forum will be a place of pride for the city of Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin and we invite everyone to come celebrate the opening together.”
Former team owner and retired Senator Herb Kohl will be honored with the dedication of Herb Kohl Way.
After the official ceremony, the “world’s largest mat,” 92-feet long by 24-feet wide, will be unveiled to usher attendees into the arena for a premier look. Visitors may go on self-guided tours to see the atrium, the arena bowl, all levels, various clubs, concessions and the pro shop. Exclusive looks into the Bucks locker room will also be open to BMO Harris Bank card holders.
In congruence to the open house tours, the block party will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Juneau Ave. between Vel R. Phillips Ave. and Fifth St.
Live local performances will include Grace Weber, Wait for Morning, Shonn Hinton and Shotgun. National hip-hop icon Skyzoo, a lineup of local hip-hop performers and a separate stage featuring local DJs. The celebration will have multiple food options, family-friendly activities, a Monster Jam Truck, games and additional vendors. Visitors can also see various Bucks Entertainment teams including Bango, the Milwaukee Bucks Dancers, Rim Rockers and Hoop Troop.
Attendees need to claim their free admission tickets at www.bucks.com/openhouse. Parking is available for $5 in both the Fifth Street Parking Structure and the Bradley Center Parking Structure.
Milwaukee will welcome the Fiserv Forum with an all-out celebration on Sunday, August 26. The grand opening will not only include free tours of the new arena but also feature the fourth annual Milwaukee Bucks Summer block party with food, activities, local music and appearances by the Bucks players.
The free ticketed all-day block party kicks off at 11 a.m. in rain or shine followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon.