Bucks, Brewers excited to welcome more fans as capacity limits increase

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — More sports fans in Milwaukee will soon be able to go to Bucks and Brewers games.

Both organizations are increasing capacity limits.

The capacity limit at Fiserv Forum will be upped to 50 percent from the current 18 percent for the team’s playoff games.

“We are of course excited about the opportunity to entertain more Bucks fans,” Bucks Executive Vice President of Business Operations Raven Jemison said. “We are continuing to be fluid and flexible because as things are happening, we are trying to pivot as we need.”

With more fans allowed in, concession stands will reopen. Fans sitting court-side and in the first three rows will also need to be tested for COVID-19.

Capacity at American Family Field will be 50 percent beginning Saturday, May 15.

On June 25, capacity will be back to 100 percent.

“It’s 43 games at full capacity. Given what we went through last year to me that is a huge, huge upside for our fans, for our community, for all of the workers, all of the people who rely on the Brewers for their livelihood in the summer, to get back to full crowds,” Brewers President of Business Operations Rick Schlesinger said.

Beer vendors will also be allowed back in the stands beginning June 25.

Both organizations say it is an exciting time.

“It means a lot right and we’re not out of the pandemic, so let’s be clear there, and health and safety continues to be first and foremost but it just means that we’re starting to get back to what looks like normal,” Jemison said.

The first Bucks game at 50 percent capacity will either be May 22 or 23 depending on the playoff schedule.

Tickets for Brewers games at 100 percent capacity go on sale June 4.

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