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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- With less than 12 hours to go for the Milwaukee Brewers home opener, bars have been getting their shuttles and safety plans set, and tickets on the resale market are still available.

Even with 75-percent fewer tickets to sell at the start of the season, a ticket broker said prices have remained in line with their historic levels.

"A four-pack on the third base side is a possibility, the guy is willing to split and such, do you have anything like that?" said Connections Ticket Service Owner Mike Holzberger, as he discussed a sale with another broker.

He said the ticket business has come a long way since the pandemic's darkest days.

"We had nothing to sell, there were no tickets, there were no events, no concerts," said Holzberger.

With the Brewers able to sell 25-percent of their seats, he said people are calling looking for seats. He said prices are generally stable.

"Your average to good quality seats are about the same as always because we've got fewer tickets to sell, but fewer people calling as well," said Holzberger.

Baseball's return of fans has businesses ready to go. Milwaukee has approved more than 30 safety plans for shuttles.

"We have everything from a school bus, to more luxury style with TVs and things like that," said Jack's American Pub Operations Director Ryan Cooke.

He said the shuttle experience will be a bit different than the past. Half capacity, hand sanitizer, and only groups of two sitting together will be the standard for now.

"We're excited, everything has been unpredictable this past year, so we don't know what to expect, but we're kinda ready for anything," said Cooke.

He said masks for shuttle riders will also be required as long as Milwaukee keeps its order in place.

"The health and safety of our customers is paramount, so we're going to do whatever our local municipality deems is the right thing to do," said Cooke.

The first pitch is at 1:10 Thursday, April 1.

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