One small step for a man, a big leap for a ponytail maker.

The Milwaukee Brewers announced Wednesday morning that fans attending games at American Family Field again will be allowed to land in the parking lot ahead of time, starting with the next Monday night home game against the Chicago Cubs.

During the opening of the series with the Minnesota Twins, the Milwaukee City Department of Health banned Milwaukee as a safety measure to keep people off society during the COVID-19 outbreak, but the Brewers continued to push for a “ban on”

;. Return of tailgating with the belief that people will be safe outside the home if they end up only with those seated in the designated sheath in the ballpark.

Entry will still be limited to 25% capacity in American Family Field, but fans can now turn their grills one step ahead of what has become a longtime staple in the Brewers game.

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“Tailgating is a Wisconsin tradition, it’s how we start our day at the ballpark,” said Rick Schlesinger, president of the Brewers Baseball Operations. The debut series also sounded good, thanks to the safety regulations and our fans’ diligence, we can now bring tailgating back for those in their seats.

“We thank our fans for their patience as we go one step further in our efforts to deliver the best sports experience for our fans.”

Related: Brewers begin receiving COVID-19 vaccination, partnering with the City of Milwaukee to raise awareness.

The Brewers gave the news tips this morning with a social media post featuring Johnsonville’s famous racing sausage:

Customization is allowed in one vehicle for those seats in the same seat pod, fans must be in close proximity to their car. Parking gates will open 3 hours prior to the game, except for the weekday games at 6:40 pm, when they will open 2 1⁄2 hours in advance.

For more information, fans should visit brewers.com/tailgating.

“One of the main things for our organization is to try and bring the normalcy back into our gaming experience,” Schlesinger said. “The tailgating Brewers game feels like something is wrong in the universe.

“Therefore, we are very pleased that our health commander Kirsten Johnson and her team answered all our calls and agreed we could adjust it back, with an important condition that people would. The tailgate must be closed in the seat compartment, which means they A group of two, four or six came to the game.

“Once again, our goal this season is a complete return to normalcy and a full return to the fans and the perfect tune and experience of all the great Brewers. But this is a step in the right direction.I’m going to discuss all the issues we face with our fans joining the game, and this protocol is Topic 1.We’re excited to deliver on the promise to bring a tune. Come back

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Schlesinger said, “We’ll know about parking the next day, now we park side by side. In a parking lot, if we need to park other people at every point, the logistics is very easy.With reduced capacity, it’s not a problem to do so if it’s a requirement.

“As far as enforcement is really not difficult, we have a valet and a security system for every game. I think our fans are mostly very respectful of the rules and regulations, their behavior at the first house is reflected. See through I think they want to do the right thing, they want to make sure their gaming experience doesn’t adversely affect others.

“They understand that if they follow the rules it will convince everyone to relax those restrictions, so I’m not worried, we will give a friendly reminder that people have to be in their group. Our fans will understand and Follow the rules. Everyone wants a great experience at the ballpark. If they need to be reminded, we’ll do it. ”

The Brewers previously announced revamped seating plans to accommodate two-person seats, which are in high demand by fans.Tickets can be purchased at brewers.com, (800) 933-7890, or at the American Family box office. Field, all online and phone purchases are delivered digitally through the MLB app, allowing fans to download game tickets, concession parking tickets, purchase and access many more game information.

To comply with local health and safety regulations, fans are encouraged to review the development guidelines available at brewers.com/COVID Tickets are currently on sale for the game until May 2. The availability of individual tickets scheduled for May 11th will be announced next week, and Schlesinger said he hopes to add capacity in the future.

“The combination of two pods and tailgating makes for a more enjoyable and satisfying experience,” said Schlesinger, who welcomed Johnson on Sunday to see how the protocol works.

“We’ve had great results with our ticket purchase. We have tickets for next week’s game. The Dodgers series later this month are nearing the point where we don’t have much inventory.

“Based on the trends we see in the sales, I feel comfortable saying that every game in April is going to sell out. Different pod configurations mean that every game will have a slightly different number of participants in the game. This unusual environment, but the tickets are very much coveted, we are grateful that we can do them

“We are looking at a timeline for when we will release tickets for the game after May 2nd, which is coming up this month. We are going to work on it and see if we can increase the capacity percentage and the release of restrictions. Others, that is certainly the goal. We understand the situation is going smoothly. ”

Brewers manager Craig Counsell was apparently quite busy before the game joined in tailgating, but he grew up in the Milwaukee area, still lives here and understands the importance of fans as part of the on-field experience. Their baseball

“It’s another sign of normal,” Counsell said. “It felt like a safe activity as well, and it felt like part of the summer as well. For everyone around

“People are getting vaccinated, we do a good job of caring for each other, and things like this that we felt were part of the summer that wasn’t last year back.”

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