Bucks to temporarily use previous floor; will give fans ticket break until new floor fixed
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When the Milwaukee Bucks make their regular season debut Saturday night, they won't be able to debut their new floor for the regular season.
At least not yet, and it may be a three-week wait. Until they do, fans will get a major ticket deal.
After a series of slips during the team's last exhibition game on the floor this past Friday night, the team had to stop the game six minutes in.
The team released a statement, saying in part, "It was determined today by the NBA, after input from the team, the BMO Harris Bradley Center and the various flooring personnel in attendance, that the floor should be resurfaced. The Bucks and the NBA share an unyielding commitment to player safety and agreed that the floor refinishing, which is expected to be completed in three weeks or less, is the best long-term solution."
The Bucks announced a ticket plan called a "new floor guaranteed" plan, where if a fan buys a selected ticket to the home opener on November 2 (only specific seats), they'll also get a complimentary ticket to every game before and including the game where the new floor can be safely unveiled.
The floor was designed as an ode to the Bucks' previous MECCA Arena floor, similar to the pattern of the court in the 1970's and 80's.