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The Milwaukee Bucks take on the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday in Milwaukee at Fiserv Forum. Tip-off is at 8 p.m. 

Stephen A. Smith Has Interesting Comparison For Bucks Crowd Tonight

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Milwaukee’s “Deer District” has given us plenty of amazing crowds throughout this year’s playoffs — but tonight’s Game 6 crowd tops them all.

Fiserv Forum’s capacity tops out at 17,341 fans. Just outside in the arena in the Deer District? More than 65,000.

All packed in front of one giant projector screen, the massive Bucks crowd looks more like a music festival than a viewing party.

Ahead of tipoff on Tuesday night, ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith made this exact comparison, likening the Milwaukee crowd to Woodstock in 1969.

“This is absolute bananas. Outside in Deer Park it looks like WOODSTOCK from 1969 out here. This is CRAZY! Milwaukee can taste the championship. Literally…..it feels like!!!!” Smith wrote.

This is absolute bananas. Outside in Deer Park it looks like WOODSTOCK from 1969 out here. This is CRAZY! Milwaukee can taste the championship. Literally…..it feels like!!!!

— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) July 21, 2021

This crowd had a pretty good reason to come out in record-breaking numbers tonight. With a 3-2 series lead, the Bucks have a chance to close out at home with a title-clinching win — marking the franchise’s first and only NBA Finals victory since 1971.

Led by the stellar play of two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks will look to feed of this incredible energy in tonight’s consequential matchup.

On the other side of things, the Suns will have to overcome this electric atmosphere in order to force a Game 7 back in Phoenix.

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Even the Bucks president says he can't believe the massive cheering crowds outside the arena during the Finals

Yahoo Sports 20 July, 2021 - 12:55pm

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Crowds of over 20,000 and 30,000 people have come to watch the Bucks' run to the NBA Finals.

Team president Peter Feigin said he never imagined such crowds, calling it "transformational."

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Even Milwaukee Bucks president Peter Feigin couldn't have imagined this.

When Feigin helped lead the Bucks through the development of their new arena, Fiserv Forum, and its surrounding 30-acre plaza, he did imagine active game days - fans shopping, dining at the surrounding restaurants, gathering to cheer on the Bucks.

But he can't say he imagined the 20,000-plus crowds outside of Fiserv Forum, making up what is now known as the "Deer District," rooting for a Bucks team one win away from a championship.

"I'd like to lie to you and say, you know, 'Hey, the master plan is working,' but I think this is really beyond expectations,'" Feigin told Insider on Thursday, ahead of a potential championship-clinching Game 6 for the Bucks.

"Insane numbers," Feigin said of the expansion of the Deer District.

Feigin said he's not sure he has seen an equivalent in pro sports.

"I've been trying to kind of just casually look throughout different pro sports and events and kind of what's happened over periods of time. I think in Toronto, like, a city of nine or 10 million people, you've had 'Jurassic Park,' which has done maybe 10, maybe 20,000 people, which is fantastic and everything," Feigin said. "But if you think on a kind of a scale of a state like Wisconsin and a city like Milwaukee, kind of entertaining upwards of 50,000 people for playoff games, NBA Finals games, it's kind of incredible."

Feigin said that the team has suggested people use masks and try to stay physically distanced. He noted that while Milwaukee is in a good spot in terms of COVID-19, the team is wary of the highly contagious Delta variant. (Videos and photos of Deer District suggest most fans haven't taken those recommendations).

The massive crowds flooding the Deer District have even forced Bucks leadership to reimagine what could be done with the surrounding area.

"It's kind of gotten us to kind of reimagine what the possibilities are," Feigin said. "Like why we can't start thinking of this district as places to do festivals and do larger events and kind of use it in maybe a little bit different ways than we had originally thought."

Feigin said he hopes the crowds continue to be safe, happy, and well-behaved on Thursday if the Bucks win the championship.

The Bucks were a burgeoning playoff team when Fiserv Forum was under construction. Their run to the Finals has now helped transform a community, Feigin says.

"I think it's become like a really safe, cool, great place to hang out and kind of be part of the community and celebrate together ... It's transformational for the city in such a big way."

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