It isn't hard to find a big-game atmosphere without spending a nickel in Milwaukee.
Instead of buying tickets to Milwaukee Bucks playoff games at the Fiserv Forum, you can find yourself surrounded by raucous fans at Deer District, the public and free area outside the Bucks' new arena.
Let us in!
Thousands of fans mill around outside the Fiserv Forum more than an hour before tip-off of Wednesday's NBA Playoff game. This photo was taken from the second-floor balcony of Punch Bowl Social, which opened in March 2019.
Bucks fans hold up three fingers, hoping for a 3-pointer to fall in Milwaukee's favor. Thousands of fans watched Wednesday's NBA Playoff game standing outside the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. They didn't need tickets to enjoy the game-like atmosphere.
From left: Fans Tanya Thorson, Ava Thorson, Michael Scholz and Kyle Neuville sit at a table just a few feet away from a 24-foot-wide television screen outside the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee showing the Milwaukee Bucks defeat the Toronto Raptors by a score of 108-100 in an NBA Playoff game Wednesday evening.
Smiling at the Fiserv
A young boy rides on a man's shoulders, navigating a crowd outside the Fiserv Forum Wednesday evening.
Thousands of fans stand outside the Fiserv Forum, transfixed by dozens of TVs showing the Bucks-Raptors playoff game happening inside the new Milwaukee arena Wednesday night.
The Fiserv Forum (stylized as fiserv.forum) has been sold out for more Milwaukee Bucks games than it hasn't in its inaugural 2018-19 season.
Matt Troha, a Kenoshan with season tickets known for wearing Mardi Gras-inspired masks and a shimmering red wig, wandered around Deer District before Wednesday's game, passing out green bead necklaces to kids and spreading Bucks love. Smiling with Matt Troha is his son Bryce.
Look at that
A fan in a Brandon Jennings jersey, a former Milwaukee Bucks guard, surveys Deer District's amenities.
THAT'S where the name comes from
A teen boy bowls before Wednesday's playoff game at Punch Bowl Social near the Fiserv Forum.
Michelle Wichman, of Milwaukee, is pictured moments before picking up a spare at Punch Bowl Social.
Biergarten? Beer garden?
A long line for drinks at The Beer Garden forms a full hour before tipoff at Wednesday's playoff game.
Waiting for tipoff
Fans pack in at tables and standing around a 24-foot-wide TV screen (not pictured, out of frame to the right) outside the Fiserv Forum before Wednesday's Eastern Conference Finals game.
The MECCA is back
A man holds a beverage while leaving over a railing outside the MECCA Sports Bar & Grill.
A good view
Fans line a balcony overlooking the plaza outside the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.
Drummers and percussionists from the Cascio Music Bucks Beats Drumline perform before Wednesday's game at the Fiserv Forum.
Punch Bowl Social balcony
A better angle
A fan sits on another fan's shoulders Wednesday outside the Fiserv Forum, trying to get a better view of the famed hosts of NBA on TNT, including Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley, who filmed live in Milwaukee.
Snapping a pic
A Bucks fan smiles widely on the second floor of Good City Brewing's location in Deer District near the Fiserv Forum.
Get it in there
Friends play cornhole/bags outside Punch Bowl Social, an activity-filled bar/restaurant and national chain, located in Deer District, which encompasses Fiserv Forum and its surrounding neighborhood.
Keep your eyes on the ball game
Fans don't look away from The Beer Garden's 24-foot wide TV outside the Fiserv Forum.
Shaquille O'Neal, wearing a black-and-white suit with rose patterns, is surrounded by TNT's staff before Wednesday's NBA Playoff game.
Sir Charles promotes peace
Charles Barkley throws up a peace sign to Bucks fans alongside his fellow commentator Kenny Smith as they prepare to go on the air with TNT before the Milwaukee Bucks-Toronto Raptors playoff game.
Of horses and German cuisine
A horseback police officer keeps watch in Deer District before Wednesday's game. The famed Mader's Restaurant can be seen in the background.
Carrying the little guy
A young man holds a small dog in the crowded Live Block outside the Fiserv Forum as fans prepare for tipoff of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors.
A little fan
Luciano, a cockapoo, wears a Bucks jersey.
A dog sits quietly with its handler before Wednesday's Milwaukee Bucks' playoff game.
Two fans smile and pose at The Beer Garden outside of the Fiserv Forum during the Milwaukee Bucks' win Wednesday evening.
We see you
A group of friends pose for a photo during the first quarter of the Milwaukee Bucks' 108-100 win over the Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Wednesday.
Bye bye Bradley
The remnants of the Bradley Center, just north of its replacement, the Fiserv Forum, are seen May 16, 2019. Demolition is expected to complete before the end of the year.