Milwaukee Brewers Considering Shocking Move

The Milwaukee Brewers have been a staple in the Wisconsin city since 1970. American Family Field was opened in 2001 (as Miller Park). But now, 22 years later, the team is pushing hard for taxpayer-funded renovations to the stadium, or they're threatening to relocate to another city. 

Ballpark upgrades are actually required under the team's lease, though that doesn't expire until the end of 2030. 

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has put forth a proposition to allocate nearly $300M in taxpayer dollars into the stadium, but an agreement has yet to be signed. 

Sources told Molly Beck of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the team is looking into some "booming cities" that currently don't have an MLB team—Beck names Charlotte and Nashville—to see if they'll support a stadium to bring in the Brewers. 

The franchise will start seriously looking this fall if a renovations deal can't be struck. 

The Brewers have made it to one World Series in Milwaukee (1982, losing in 7 games to St. Louis), and three NL Championship Series ('82, 2011, 2018). 

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