Brewers fans make short-stop at American Family Field to exchange tickets
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Thursday, March 31 would have been Opening Day for the Brewers. The team was set to play against the Arizona Diamondbacks but MLB labor deal negotiations delayed the start of the season.
However, if Opening Day had stayed on schedule, players may be tossing snowballs instead of baseballs. Now, fans are covering their bases, making a short stop at American Family Field to exchange tickets.
"I had tickets for the April 3 game, but obviously with the season starting a little late we had to get some exchanged tickets," said Brewers fan Amber Thom.
As a dusting of snow falls onto what would have been a packed parking lot, one fan says he's glad the home opener was snowballed.
"I am not disappointed it was delayed, it was freezing out here. So I am good with it. There would have been some changes to the tailgating plans, I'll tell you that much," said Jason Konopka.
But snow on Opening Day isn't anything new. In 2018, Southeastern Wisconsin saw several inches during a winter storm at the start of the season. So come April 14, fans are ready to knock it out of the park.
"I think it would still be great. No matter what, you're getting to play baseball. I bring my daughter and her grandmother to the games, and we just absolutely love watching the Brewers play," said Thom.
"Our first game is April 18, I'm hoping for a 60 degree swing minimum here," said Konopka.
Many are optimistic the weather will step up to the plate this season as there truly is "snow place like home."
The Brewers will play their first game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Their home opener is set here at American Family Field on 4-1-4 Day, April 14, against the St. Louis Cardinals.