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Marlins-Brewers series moved to Milwaukee because of Irma

MILWAUKEE — The Marlins’ three-game series against the Brewers this week will be moved from Miami to Milwaukee because of South Florida’s recovery from Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Irma

The move came at the request of MLB and the Marlins. The Brewers Organization said they’re happy to help and the fans are looking forward to it.

“Sometimes unusual circumstances require special accommodations. This is one of those times,” Rick Schlesinger, Brewers COO said. “This is not something the Brewers asked us to do. This is something baseball asked us to do. We’re being good partners and doing what we can to help the game.”

A statement from Marlins President David Samson reads as follows:

“Major League Baseball in conjunction with the Miami Marlins, agreed that it is in the best interest of our community to relocate this weekend’s Marlins games against the Milwaukee Brewers to Milwaukee. Marlins Park stood ready to host the games, but we all agreed that burdening public service resources was not the proper course of action. Following Hurricane Irma, the Miami Marlins realize that all of our employees, as well as our entire community, have other needs that must take priority at this time. The Miami Marlins look forward to returning home on Monday to play the New York Mets.”

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Game times for the Marlins-Brewers games at Miller Park will be 7:10 p.m. Friday, 6:10 p.m. Saturday and 1:10 p.m. Sunday (all times Central).

Due to the brief lead time, staffing levels for concessions, guest services and other logistics will restrict seating capacities at Miller Park for the three games. For Friday, only Field Level tickets will be available for purchase – a capacity of approximately 10,000 tickets. For the Saturday and Sunday games, the capacity will increase to approximately 23,000 with staffing for those two games extended into the Loge Level.

Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger

Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger issued the following statement:

“The change of venue was made at the request of Major League Baseball and the Marlins, due to the conditions caused by Hurricane Irma. We will be ready to host this weekend and are working to put all of the logistics in order. With limited capacity, we strongly encourage fans to purchase their tickets in advance, especially for the Friday game.”

“I think it’s great they’re going to allow them to move the game up here due to the circumstances they’re going through,” Lisa Brigham, Brewers fan said.

Miller Park

“It’s great for the Brewers, the team, playing three more home games,” John Zemlicka, Brewers fan said. “It’s a nice gesture for them to have the games still and of course we`re thinking about the people down in Florida.

“It could be an advantage for them,” David Rudey, Brewers fan said.

Miller Park

IMPORTANT: Tickets will be placed on sale at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 14th. There will be three price levels: $20 for Field Diamond Box, $15 for Field Infield Box, and $10 for all other seating areas. Tickets will be available through Brewers.com/Marlins, the Brewers Box Office or by calling 414-902-4000.