American Family Field To Open At 25% Capacity; No Tailgating

By Adam Roberts – 3/4/2021

More Brewers news today, and it’s a mixed bag for those wanting a traditional Miller Pa…erm, excuse me, American Family Field experience.

Today, the team announced they have reached an agreement with City of Milwaukee Health Commissioner Kirsten Johnson to allow 25% fan capacity at home games for the 2021 regular season. Previously, the team had hoped for 35% capacity, but in the official statement said the 25% could increase as pandemic conditions in Milwaukee County dictate.

25% capacity at AmFam looks like roughly 11,000 to 12,000 fans in the stadium pending re-mapping of seating, and for those worried it’ll look like a ghost town, I would point to how the Packers were able to make 9,000 in the Lambeau bowl look somewhat normal. A date for individual ticket sales still hasn’t been determined, but should be unveiled ahead of Opening Day on April 1st against Minnesota.

There is one VERY big downside to the announcement though. As mentioned in the title, there will be NO tailgating before Brewer games to begin the season. The wording leaves this likely subject to change as well, but understanding the tailgating culture at Brewer games makes this news tough to swallow.

President of Business Operations will speak to the media later this morning to likely go a little more in-depth on the team’s plans.