Evers unveils plan to give Brewers $290M, keep team in Wisconsin through 2043
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers wants to hand the Milwaukee Brewers nearly $300 million from Wisconsin’s budget surplus to enact repairs and renovations at American Family Field, according to a report from the Associated Press.
The governor’s office announced that his executive budget will include $290 million from the surplus for stadium repairs. In exchange for the money, the Brewers have agreed to extend their lease at the stadium by 13 years through 2043.
The money for the stadium repairs would be a one-time cash payment from the state surplus, which currently stands at around $7 billion.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he was upset that Evers didn’t consult Republicans or work with the Legislature on plans to fund the stadium. Vos said he hoped Democrats and Republicans could work together to keep the Brewers in Wisconsin.