Milwaukee Brewers Approved to Host 25-Percent Capacity to Open Regular Season

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City of Milwaukee Health Department Approves Fan Attendance at American Family Field

MILWAUKEE – For the first time in 18 months, the Milwaukee Brewers will open American Family Field to fans after City of Milwaukee Health Commissioner Kirsten Johnson today approved a plan to begin the regular season at 25-percent of total capacity.

Opening Day is set for Thursday, April 1 at 1:10 p.m. against the Minnesota Twins. The last home game with fans in attendance was on Sept. 22, 2019, a 4-3 Brewers win over Pittsburgh in the middle of a run of 11 wins in 12 games.

“This is an exciting day for us, as well as our fans and partners who we know are eager to return to American Family Field,” said Rick Schlesinger, Milwaukee Brewers President – Business Operations. “Our players repeatedly say that Brewers fans bring phenomenal energy to the game and are the critical piece of the ballpark atmosphere.

“We appreciate the cooperation of Commissioner Johnson and her staff as they reviewed our detailed plan to safely allow fans to watch the Brewers in person. Approval of the plan also allows us to bring much-needed jobs for members of our event staff and game-day workforce.

“We will continue to communicate with the city officials and work toward increasing the capacity if the health metrics continue to improve.”

Brewers Season Seat Holders and Suite Holders will be contacted about their options for attending games in the next week. Information on tickets to individual games will be announced at a later date.

More information on fan accommodations and safety rules can be found at brewers.com/COVID. Of note, tailgating at American Family Field was not approved to begin the season.

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David Keech
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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]