The Milwaukee Bucks will host the Boston Celtics at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, formerly known as the MECCA, on Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. The “Return to the MECCA” game is part of the Bucks’ celebration of their 50th Anniversary season and will be broadcast on TNT.
The Bucks’ Classic Edition uniform will make its season debut for the “Return to the MECCA” matchup against the Celtics. The uniform is Nike’s modern take on the original Bucks uniform from 1968 and will be worn on select dates throughout the 2017-18 season. Photos of the Classic Edition uniform can be found here.
The Bucks called the MECCA home from their inaugural season in 1968 until 1988, and played the Celtics 48 times during the regular season at the MECCA, going 30-18 in those games. Milwaukee compiled a 582-209 home record in 20 seasons at the approximately 11,000-seat MECCA and made 16 playoff appearances, won 12 division championships and two conference titles. In just their third season, the Bucks compiled a 34-2 record at the MECCA and went on to win the 1971 NBA Championship. “Return to the MECCA” will be the first time the Bucks have hosted a regular season home game off-site in Wisconsin since they played three regular season home games in Madison during the 1974-75 season.