Ballpark Discussion Rounds Bases at Capitol

Ballpark Discussion Rounds Bases at Capitol

A former Wisconsin Republican lawmaker says there’s a statewide benefit to saving the Brewers’ ballpark.

Former state Senator Dan Kapanke wrote an op-ed yesterday that said keeping the Brewers in Wisconsin will help with the state’s tax base, as well as provide baseball memories for everyone who enjoys the game. The Brewers are looking to state lawmakers to help pay for at least 300-million dollars in renovations and maintenance at American Family Field. There is some support at the Capitol, but many lawmakers outside of the Milwaukee-metro aren’t too keen to send state dollars to a stadium that doesn’t help their folks back home. Kapanke says losing the Brewers, and being stuck with an aging American Family Field is not just a Milwaukee problem. He said it’s a ‘Wisconsin problem.’

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