Political Hardball for Baseball Stadium Funding

Political Hardball for Baseball Stadium Funding

A handful of Milwaukee aldermen are taking an even tougher stance on the idea of using city money to help pay for the Brewers’ ballpark.

Five Milwaukee city council members yesterday said they will not spend a single dime on stadium repairs. Instead, the aldermen want the Brewers to raise some money from the private sector, use some of the team’s money, and put the rest on credit. Lawmakers have been trying to find a deal to spend nearly 400-million dollars in taxpayer money on American Family Field, and keep the Brewers in Milwaukee for the long term. The team says it wants to stay, and is optimistic about coming to terms. But the Brewers have also said they need some help to keep the ballpark up to date, and to keep the team in town.

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