Bucks' new court will make its regular season debut Wednesday

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The Bucks’ Robert Indiana-inspired court will make its regular season debut Wednesday night, November 27th when the Bucks take on the Washington Wizards at 7 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

The first 5,000 fans will receive a 5x7 print of the new court, commemorating the first regular season home game played on the floor.

Also, fans ages 14 and under will be invited to shoot a free throw on the court following the game. 

“We practiced on it today and it’s great,” said forward John Henson after the team’s morning workout at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. “It feels good on my knees and it looks great. I know our fans liked the look of it, too, and we hope they’ll come on out and see us in action.”

O.J. Mayo echoed his teammate’s remarks: “It’s a really good court, good design, and we look forward to playing on it.” 

The Bucks unveiled the new court design at an event on Sept. 24 at the Milwaukee Art Museum and used the court for the team’s annual open practice on Oct. 5 and first home preseason game on Oct. 12.

In the team’s final preseason game on Oct. 25, the court was ruled unplayable by NBA officials due to excessive slipping by players, and the game was cancelled midway through the first period.

The new court was completely resurfaced to ensure player safety and the Bucks court from the 2012-13 season was used for the first six home games of the regular season. 

The Bucks have plans for a special MVP appreciation night later this season where season ticket subscribers will be recognized by having their names placed on the mid-court stripe of the court during a game. 

Tickets for Wednesday night’s game are available by visiting Bucks.com, calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-4NBA-TIX or visiting the BMO Harris Bradley Center Box Office.