It’s official. When the Milwaukee Brewers take the field on April 1 against the Minnesota Twins, there will be fans in the stands. The City of Milwaukee Health Commissioner approved 25 percent fan capacity at American Family Fields this season. Since Opening Day will be the first in-person game since September 22, 2019, we’ll take it.
Policies and Procedures
Now, for the bad news. No tailgating. That’s a blow to many who partake in the Wisconsin tradition and may drive attendance down. With the 25 percent capacity, that’s an estimated 11,000-12,000 fans. Now for the basic COVID safety procedures; wear a mask and wash your hands. All fans two-years-old and up must wear a mask over the nose and mouth while in attendance. The only reason to not wear a mask is for eating and drinking, and hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the stadium. More information on COVID safety protocols can be found here.
Within the next week, the Brewers season ticket and suite holders will be contacted about ticket options. Individual game tickets for the general public will be announced at a later date. Throughout the season, there is a possibility that the capacity number will increase. That decision will be based on the progression of vaccine distribution and if the pandemic eases.
Based on reports, the Brewers are including their party decks and clubs in the capacity so that’s how they figure between 11,000-12,000. The club is still working on the exact number of tickets to be sold for each game. Last month the Brewers submitted a proposal for 35 percent capacity, and this is a step in the right direction. Milwaukee Brewers Journal Sentinel writer Tom Haudricourt spoke with Brewers’ manager Craig Counsell.
Counsell: "We were all taught a lesson last year (about importance of fans). It's community, that's what it is. We missed it. We're getting a piece of it back."
— Tom (@Haudricourt) March 4, 2021
Baseball is back in Milwaukee. Fans should be excited at the ability to attend baseball games in person once again.