Brewers submit proposal to allow fans to attend games in 2021
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers are reportedly taking the first steps towards allowing fans attend games at American Family Field this season.
Multiple media outlets are reporting the team submitted an extensive 350-page proposal to the City of Milwaukee Health Department on their plans to host fans during the 2021 season, starting with 35% stadium capacity to start the year.
Based on the size of Miller Park, that would mean allowing between 15,000 and 16,000 fans into socially-distanced pods throughout the stadium.
The plan is subject to approval from local health officials, who recently approved the Milwaukee Bucks to allow limited numbers of fans inside Fiserv Forum. The Brewers will reportedly give health officials a walkthrough of their plan and facilities sometime next week.
The Brewers hope the retractable roof and panels at American Family Field and the layout of the stadium will allow them to host more than the 10% capacity the Bucks were approved for. The Bucks are hoping to be approved for 25% capacity in the second half of their season as more vaccination progress is made across the state.
The Brewers are already planning on hosting about 25% capacity for their Spring Training games in Phoenix, Arizona.
Opening Day for the 2021 season is scheduled for April 1st at American Family Field against the Minnesota Twins.
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