Brewers unveil food, safety and concession changes at American Family Field

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- With opening day less than a week away, this week is preview week for all the new additions and changes we will see at American Family Field during Milwaukee Brewers games this season.

On Thursday, March 25, Brewers team leaders held a press conference to talk about the preparations the organization and park has made in order to welcome fans back into the stands safely.

The ballpark will be limited to 25 percent capacity to start the season with masks being required at all times except when eating or drinking in your ticketed seat only. 

Another new change is the move to make American Family Field a 100 percent cashless venue. In place of using cash for purchasing food, drink and other items, Brewers officials announced an app that will let fans order food-to-go with minimal touch interaction.

Officials say they understand there may be instances where a person forgets their credit card or may not have a phone.

“They just hand over, let’s call it a $20 bill, and in exchange they get a prepaid Mastercard that they can use here or anywhere outside of the ballpark and there’s no fee,” says Teddy Werner, senior vice president of experience.

You’ll notice changes from the moment you enter the parking lot with a digital pass. Tailgating will not be allowed, but the gates will open 2 hours prior to game time and the doors 90 minutes prior.

Seating concourses will also be marked with a "right way" walking system and tickets will be sold in specific seating pods that are at least six feet away from fans in other seating pods.

This story will be updated with additional safety guidelines throughout the day.

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