Brewers, Bucks get approval to increase fan capacity to 50%

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The Milwaukee Brewers are expanding capacity at American Family Field up to 50 percent starting this weekend.

The team announced the increase from 25 percent capacity Tuesday afternoon after getting approval from the City of Milwaukee’s health department. The increase to 50 percent will be effective starting with Saturday’s game against Atlanta.

“Fans have returned with great enthusiasm to American Family Field this year, and today’s announcement allows us to meet the demand for tickets and elevate the entire ballpark experience,” Brewers President of Business Operations Rick Schlesinger said in a statement. “We have demonstrated to date that we can host fans safely at American Family Field, and we appreciate the support of City of Milwaukee Commissioner of Health Kirsten Johnson in increasing the capacity.”

The team says fans holding partial and season ticket packages will get an email later this week detailing their seating options with more fans being allowed into the stadium.

Single-game tickets for this month’s games through May 27th are currently on sale. Details about ticket availability for games scheduled from Memorial Day on May 31 through June 16 will be announced at the end of this week. Additional details on tickets for the season’s remaining games will be announced later this month.

The Milwaukee Bucks also announced they will be allowing 50 percent capacity for the team’s upcoming playoff games later this month. That means about 9,000 fans will be allowed inside Fiserv Forum as the Bucks try to make a push for an NBA title.

Previously, the Bucks were only approved for 18 percent capacity.