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To meet the demands for labor created by the highly attended NBA Finals home games, the Milwaukee Bucks are busing in hundreds of workers from Chicago and are actively recruiting from Minnesota and Iowa. That’s according to Bucks president Peter Feigin during the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Flash Forum Tuesday, who said the team is problem-solving both a massive labor shortage and the “largest event in the Midwest for these few days.”
The Milwaukee Bucks’ journey to the NBA Finals created what Bucks and Fiserv Forum president Peter Feigin called a “ripple effect.” Not only is there the short-term impact with a packed capacity of 17,000 inside Fiserv Forum and crowds of 20,000 in Deer District, but Feigin said it goes much deeper, creating a destination for future seasons. “This is our moment to really have a platform and create a commercial for the city of Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin and certainly the Bucks brand,” Feigin said in the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Flash Forum Tuesday.
The Bucks already announced a new nine-story, 205-room hotel in the Deer District, The Trade Milwaukee, an Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott. The boutique hotel, which will line the north sidewalk of Juneau Avenue between Vel R. Phillips Avenue and a newly built Fifth Street, is expected to open in early 2023. Feigin added the team has plans to build a commercial building and residential options in the future. It’s about creating density in the area, he said.