June 23, 2021

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ICYMI: Brewers Thank Gov. Evers For Pandemic Leadership, Announce Safe Return to Full Capacity


“This landmark would not be possible without your leadership.”

MADISON, Wis. — Baseball is back. Today, the Milwaukee Brewers officially announced their plans to fully reopen American Family Field this Friday, thanking Gov. Evers and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett for their steady, science-driven leadership on the pandemic and for helping the park return to full capacity.


The letter, from the Brewers’ President of Business Operations, said, “This landmark would not be possible without your leadership.” The full reopening will bring back 3,000 jobs to the community. In other words – Gov. Evers’ knocked it out of the park.


Read more about the Brewers’ letter to Gov. Evers below.


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: As Brewers plan to fully open, the team expects to create 3,000 jobs at American Family Field


As the Milwaukee Brewers plan to ramp up capacity at American Family Field to 100% on Friday, the team is also expecting to have a major impact on the local economy.


In a letter sent to Gov. Tony Evers and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Brewers President of Operations Rick Schlesinger said the organization expects to create more than 3,000 jobs at the ballpark.


“The 3,000 expected jobs this year are part of a far broader, multi-billion-dollar economic impact that is being restored after COVID idled the ballpark and left it unable to accommodate fans for the 2020 season,” Schlesinger wrote. He thanked government officials for their help in getting to full capacity.




“These 3,000 jobs make Milwaukee Brewers baseball possible and show what a powerful economic engine American Family Field is for the state of Wisconsin and its communities,” Schlesinger said. “They also demonstrate why having professional baseball in Milwaukee has created billions of dollars in statewide economic impact over the years, it is hard to imagine a better way to encourage economic recovery from COVID than to have fans in the stands again.”




CBS 58: Brewers plan to return to full capacity Friday


The Brewers are getting ready for a fan-filled stadium again.


The team released a letter Tuesday morning discussing plans to fully reopen American Family Field on Friday, June 25.


The letter is addressed to Governor Tony Evers and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, and it says fully reopening is a home-run for the local economy.


The letter is from Rick Shlesinger, the Brewers president of business operations, and it praises their work in fighting the pandemic writing


“This landmark would not be possible without your leadership.”


He also recognized the dedicated work of Wisconsin’s health officials.


The Brewers say they expect the full reopening of American Family Field to bring more than 3,000 jobs to the community.




The Brewers game on Friday, June 25 against the Colorado Rockies will be the team’s first full stadium home game in more than a year.

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