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A block party, free tours, Milwaukee Bucks players and NBA brass will help celebrate the grand opening of Fiserv Forum Sunday.

The free public event starts with an 11 a.m. block party on the plaza at the east side of the new $524 million arena. Speeches and the ribbon-cutting ceremony take place at noon.

And then the Bucks will roll out what they're calling the "world's largest welcome mat," allowing the public to receive its first chance to walk through the new building.

Bucks players scheduled to attend include All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo, along with other current roster members including Eric Bledsoe, Donte DiVincenzo, Thon Maker, Khris Middleton and D.J. Wilson.

Former Bucks Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Vin Baker and Michael Redd are expected to attend.

The event also will include Bucks owners Wes Edens, Marc Lasry, Jamie Dinan and Mike Fascitelli, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.

Former team owner and retired Sen. Herb Kohl is expected and will be honored with the dedication of Herb Kohl Way.

"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."

Fiserv Forum concession stands will be open with food and drink available for purchase.

Admission to the event is free. The Bucks say those planning to attend need to claim their free ticket at

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August 23, 2018


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