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Milwaukee Brewers announce 25 percent capacity at American Family Field to begin 2021 season

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Fans can return to the stands in the Menomonee Valley a few weeks.

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The Milwaukee Brewers are certainly creating some news to engender goodwill among their fanbase this morning. Earlier it was reported that Jackie Bradley, Jr. agreed to a two-year, $24 mil deal to come to the Cream City, and now the Brewers have announced that they have received approval to begin the regular season with a 25% attendace capacity at American Family Field:

The club initially made a request for 35% capacity to begin the season, but after a walkthrough with local health officials, the number that was agreed upon was 25%. That will wind up landing somewhere between 11,000 and 12,000 people, based on a 41,900 fixed seat capacity plus group areas. If conditions with the COVID-19 virus and the vaccine distribution improve, the club expects that their attendance capacity will be able to be increased.

The Brewers will need to re-draw their stadium map to account for the new capacity limits and accommodate season seat holders. More information on single game tickets will be released at a later time. Opening Day is on Thursday, April 1st against the Twins. Tailgating will not be allowed, at least at the start of the season. But that could also change as long as conditions with the coronavirus improve as hoped.