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Marlins move weekend series to Milwaukee due to impact of Hurricane Irma

Marlins move weekend series to Milwaukee due to impact of Hurricane Irma”

The Marlins announced Wednesday that their home series this weekend against the Milwaukee Brewers has been moved from Marlins Park to Miller Park in Milwaukee.

"Major League Baseball in conjunction with the Miami Marlins, agreed that it is in the best interest of our community to relocate this weekend's Marlins games against the Milwaukee Brewers to Milwaukee", Marlins team president David Samson said in a statement.

The three-game series was originally scheduled to take place in Miami, but due to the amount of work police and firefighting crews have this week in the city the team made a decision to relocate the series.

In addition, Samson says, team employees have other needs that must take priority. For Friday, only Field Level tickets will be available for purchase, a capacity of approximately 10,000 tickets.

Marlins players and traveling team officials were able to bring their families along on the road trip, and now it will be a few more days before they return home.

Because of the short scheduling notice, there will be seating restrictions in place at Miller Park for the entire series. For the Saturday and Sunday games, the capacity will increase to approximately 23,000 with staffing for those two games extended into the Loge Level.

The Marlins haven't played at home since completing a three game series with the Nationals on September 6th.

While there was some minor damage to the roof at Marlins Park, the bigger concern was the use of public resources and the impact that could have where there's a greater need for public servants.



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