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Largest crowd in Wisconsin: Fiserv Forum to welcome fans for Bucks game

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For the first time in more than a year, Fiserv Forum will host a capacity crowd.

It's expected to be one of the largest gatherings in Wisconsin since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

The Milwaukee Bucks host the Brooklyn Nets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

The team said it will increase capacity at Fiserv Forum to 16,500 fans for the remainder of the 2021 NBA Playoffs.

Fans will be required to wear face masks while inside except when eating or drinking.

The Bucks and Milwaukee Health Department are also teaming up to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to fans before the game in the Deer District.

Vaccine doses are available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Fans who receive a vaccine will be entered into a drawing to win two free tickets to Sunday's playoff game at Fiserv Forum.

"Everyone who receives their vaccination at this event will be entered into a raffle to win two free tickets to the playoff game on Sunday, June 13," Milwaukee Health Commissioner Kirsten Johnson said. "The winner will be chosen randomly and notified with instructions to receive their tickets. We're grateful for our community and business partners who have so generously offered incentives and opportunities to vaccine walk-ins."

The winner will be notified Friday.

The team also hosted a vaccine clinic last month where 71 fans received a dose.

Capacity limits have also been lifted for fans in the Deer District.

The Bucks are down two games against the Nets and they need a win to help keep their playoff hopes alive.

The team lost by 39 points Monday night in Game 2.

"Just play with a chip on our shoulder," Pat Connaughton said. "I think have a little more pride, personal and team pride on the defensive end, the offensive end. Make it tough for them. Obviously use game two as fuel for the fire to come out and show what kind of team we're made out of, in front our fan base."

The Bucks dropped a new hype video on Twitter for fans.

Sunday's Game 4 is on WISN 12 at 2 p.m.

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