Opening Day is exactly three weeks from today for the Milwaukee Brewers. They are set to open the home season against the Minnesota Twins on April 1. Earlier this month, they announced that they have been approved for 25% capacity at American Family Field to start the season. With the plan in place, the Brewers are now ready to begin selling tickets for those games. Adam McCalvy announced that the Brewers will begin selling tickets on Friday, March 26 at 10 am.
Brewers announce single-game tickets -- including a very limited number of Opening Day tix -- will go on sale at 10 a.m. CT on Friday, March 26 for all regular season home games through May 2.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) March 11, 2021
The initial allotment of games will include all games through May 2, which is the first 16 home games of the season for the Brewers. There will be a small number of Opening Day tickets included in that allotment, though no word on exactly how many that will include. It’s likely that they aren’t going beyond the first month of the season so they can evaluate the situation as the season goes on. If everything continues to improve, they may get permission for larger capacity at later games. If conditions gets worse, then later games may have that crowd reduced more or even eliminated until conditions get better again.
Here are the series that will be included in this initial sale:
- April 1, 3-4 vs. Minnesota Twins
- April 12-14 vs. Chicago Cubs
- April 16-18 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
- April 26-28 vs. Miami Marlins
- April 29-May 2 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
The next series after these would begin on May 11 against the Cardinals.
While the Brewers are going for 25% capacity to start the season, other teams are taking different approaches. One of those is the Texas Rangers, who are going full force to start the season. They will be allowed to have 100% capacity at their games to start the season. This includes a preseason series against the Brewers in the few days before Opening Day.
Brewers are at Globe Life Field for those exhibition games. https://t.co/mNbWoBQang— Will Sammon (@WillSammon) March 10, 2021
While the Brewers’ players and team personnel should be mostly isolated from the general public, there’s definitely concern about such a big gathering at this time. Having to play two games in a packed stadium is a bit unsettling, especially since most stadiums are not even operating at half that capacity yet. Going from 0 to 100 is a massive step. It still remains to be seen how many tickets they will actually sell for that series. Preseason series don’t tend to get the same attention as others, but with people ready to bust out of a year of restrictions, it could be well attended.
Overall, we will have to wait and see how these early plans play out. So far, the small attendance that has been allowed at games has seemed to work well, with not many issues coming out of them. It’s still early, but any attendance at games is a positive sign. Hopefully this will work well and we’ll see more tickets open as the season goes on.