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Milwaukee Brewers hope to start season at 35% capacity

The Milwaukee Brewers are hopeful they can kick off their 2021 season with fans at the ballpark. The team has submitted a 350-page proposal to the City of Milwaukee health department that would begin the season at the newly rechristened American Family Field at 35% capacity, Brewers beat writer Adam McCalvy reports.

It's not a done deal yet: the city still needs to review the plan. But there are signs the city is open to easing Covid-19 restrictions. Today four major Milwaukee museums announced they have the City of Milwaukee health department's blessing to begin reopening next month.

35% capacity for the stadium would be about 15,000 or 16,000 fans, a number the team hopes will gradually increase throughout the season as circumstances allow.

In a statement, Brewers owner Mark Attanasio said he is confident the team can safely welcome fans. "We believe we can maintain social distancing throughout the entire ballpark," he said.

Opening day at American Family Field (formerly Miller Park) is scheduled for April 1 against the Minnesota Twins.