The work has just begun for the Milwaukee Brewers.
Gov. Evers announced this week a plan to provide $290-million of the state’s surplus money to be used for maintenance at American Family Field. It would also extend the Brewers’ lease with the stadium until 2043. The plan will be part of the governor’s budget proposal unveiled Wednesday. It will then be considered by the republican-led state legislature.
“We certainly expect there will be review and analysis,” Brewers President of Business Operations Rick Schlesinger told Wis. Morning News. “We understand the politics. We understand this is the first step in the journey. It’s going to take months of negotiation, research and analysis. I think we’ll have a successful result.”
“It may look different than what the governor is proposing.”
The money will only be used for maintenance. Schlesinger declined to say whether a new agreement will help spark potential development outside the stadium.
Listen to the interview in the player above.