Today is going to be an absolute mess in Downtown Milwaukee. President Donald Trump is scheduled to host a 2020 reelection rally at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena at 7 p.m. Meanwhile, local activist group Coalition to March on the Democratic National Convention is scheduled to begin a protest march at Red Arrow Park at 6 p.m. On top of that, the Milwaukee Bucks are scheduled to take on the New York Knicks at Fiserv Forum at 7 p.m. If you want a sneak peek of the mass hysteria that will surely grip Milwaukee this July during the Democratic National Convention, here’s your chance.
So, to help you navigate the madness, we’ve prepared a quick fact sheet that includes what events begin when, what roads will be closed, and what’s currently streaming on Netflix should you choose to stay at home. Go Bucks.
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are expected to land in Milwaukee sometime in the afternoon. The Trump rally begins at 7 p.m. at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. Doors open at 3 p.m. It is free and open to the public. “President Trump looks forward to returning to the Badger State to celebrate his message of ‘Promises Made, Promises Kept,'” says Trump campaign chief operating officer Michael Glassner. Um, here’s a link to something nice.
The Trump protest, organized by Coalition to March on the Democratic National Convention, will meet at Red Arrow Park at 6 p.m. According to a press release: “At roughly 6:15, we will run through a list of speakers from various organizations. After we have finished with our speakers, we will be rallying outside the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena to let Trump and his allies on the inside know that we’re there!” You can find more information on the Facebook event. Also, bundle up.
The Milwaukee Bucks will tip off against the New York Knicks at a sold-out Fiserv Forum at 7 p.m. Fiserv Forum doors will open at 5 p.m.—30 minutes earlier than usual. The Bucks are encouraging fans to arrive early, and warning them that they “should expect road closures, severe congestion in the surrounding area, and regularly available parking garages to be heavily used.” You can find more information on the Bucks’ parking page.
According to the Bucks, the following roads will be closed:
• Kilbourn Avenue between Vel R. Phillips Avenue and 6th Street throughout the day
• Vel R. Phillips Avenue between State Street and Kilbourn Avenue throughout the day
• State Street between Vel R. Phillips Avenue and 6th Street throughout the evening
• 6th Street between Kilbourn Avenue and State Street intermittently throughout the day
UBER AND LYFT
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “Drop-offs, including ride shares, will be allowed at North Vel R. Phillips Street and West Highland Avenue. Those vehicles must enter from the east at Old World 3rd Street and West Highland Avenue.”
The Journal Sentinel also says there will be no street parking allowed at the following locations:
• West Highland Avenue from Old World 3rd Street to North 7th Street
• North 6th Street from West Highland Avenue to West Wells Street
• West McKinley Avenue from North Old World 3rd Street to North 6th Street
WHAT’S ON NETFLIX
The Movies That Made Us is kind of fun. They even have an episode on Ghostbusters. Mass hysteria, indeed.