OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBAY-TV) Nearly 10 months after Action 2 News told you the Milwaukee Bucks G-League team was coming to Oshkosh the Wisconsin Herd broke in the brand new Menominee Nation Arena.
The Wisconsin Herd finally playing in their hometown Friday after playing the first three home games in Milwaukee.
"It wasn't our home court, so I'm really excited for those guys and I think the community is excited,” Wisconsin Herd Head Coach Jordan Brady. “I mean this has been a long time coming for them,"
"This is history for us, us and the city,” Wisconsin Herd Guard Xavier Munford said. “The first G-League team in the city of Oshkosh and for Milwaukee Bucks. It's just exciting to see this type of entertainment to the city. For the people and the fans."
Those fans made their way into the Menominee Nation Arena
Watched the players warm up, then it was game time.
An exciting time to a local restaurant owner.
"I think it's outstanding, I really do,” ZaRonis Owner Anne Doemel said. “The community is just so pumped, it's great."
We also spoke to a fan that made a two hour trip from Marshfield for the game. He grew up in Oshkosh.
Fans saw lots made baskets in the home opener and got a close up look at some higher level basketball.
"They're pros and they’re really good, fun to watch them," said Berlin’s Wyatt Hamersma.
"Cool to have a team in town, kind of have like a small town feel," said Oshkosh’s Noah Schoepke.
And the Herd won extending their winning record to 7-3.