Brewers Get Exciting Update on Potential Major Stadium Renovation

David Kaestle
The Brewers could be getting some stadium upgrades soon based on a new plan from the Governor.
The Brewers could be getting some stadium upgrades soon based on a new plan from the Governor. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Milwaukee Brewers might be getting a huge influx of cash and be committing to their current stadium and home in Milwaukee for the next 20 years.

Brewers Stadium Renovation Plan

Governor Tony Evers is proposing a plan that would provide the Brewers with $290 million in taxpayer funds set to come out of the state's $7 billion surplus. This money does come with conditions, though. The Brewers would be required to sign a stadium lease extension through the year 2043.

The funds will be used to make various behind-the-scenes upgrades to the building, along with helping out with future costs and maintenance of the park. Any other upgrades to the stadium will be covered by the Brewers themselves.

The Brewers current stadium lease goes though 2030, with multiple two-year team options after that. This proposition would remove all of that and lock the Brewers into a 20-year lease, which doesn't seem to be an issue for them.

“The Milwaukee Brewers are committed to working with policymakers on both sides of the aisle to extend the life of American Family Field and help make Major League Baseball possible in Wisconsin for the next generation. This will require creative solutions that garner bipartisan support. We oppose the return of the five-county tax, and we are prepared to commit to a lease extension for the Brewers to remain at American Family Field through at least 2043.

Brewers president Rick Schlesinger

This new plan would also remove the 0.1% five-county tax that was initially implemented to help pay for the stadium and surrounding areas.

There are still some legal processes to go through, votes to take, and discussions to be had by people on both sides of the aisle, but it seems that both the Brewers and the governor are on the same page and want to get this deal done.

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