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MLB approves fan attendance for Milwaukee’s Alternate Training Site

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Fans can attend practices and scrimmages at Fox Valley Stadium.

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MLB has approved fan attendance at the Brewers’ Alternate Training Site. Fans will be allowed at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium for practices and scrimmages.

Fox Cities Stadium will allow 25% fan capacity and will require socially distant seating, buffer zones from the dugouts, and masking when not eating or drinking. Fans can buy single-day or all-season passes for Alternate Training Site action, which is scheduled for April 12 through April 30.

MLB has not yet confirmed the roster size for the trainings sites, though they’re expected to carry about as many players as a Triple-A roster. Invited players will include potential big-league call-ups and some top prospects with development time remaining. The Brewers won’t confirm a full roster until opening day of the Alternate Site’s “season.” According to MLB’s press release, fans can expect to see Jordan Zimmerman, Tyrone Taylor, Corey Ray, Eric Lauer, Ray Black, Mario Feliciano, and Quintin Torres-Costa.

As first reported by ESPN’s Jeff Passan, alternate training sites will host players most likely to be called up to the major leagues until minor league seasons resume. The alternate training sites allow major league teams to call up players from Triple-A affiliates while reducing COVID-19 transmission risks, particularly those associated with commercial air travel. Triple-A players typically fly commercial while the rest of the minor leagues travel exclusively on charter buses. The alternate sites are closer to major league affiliates, allowing players called up to travel by chartered bus, which can simplify COVID-19 protocols when players are called up from the minors.

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, the typical occupants of Fox Cities Stadium, are scheduled for their first home game of the 2021 season against the Beloit Snappers on Tuesday, May 4.