Marlins shift series to Milwaukee amid cleanup

From ESPN - September 13, 2017

The Marlins have agreed to move this weekend's series against the Brewers from Miami to Milwaukee as the city tries to recover from the impact of Hurricane Irma, it was announced Wednesday.

"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," Marlins president David Samson said in a statement. "Marlins Park stood ready to host the games, but we all agreed that burdening public service resources was not the proper course of action.

"Following Hurricane Irma, the Miami Marlins realize that all of our employees, as well as our entire community, have other needs that must take a priority at this time."

Samson said the Marlins were "looking forward" to hosting the New York Mets, as originally scheduled, on Monday.

Because of the quick turnaround, Brewers officials said they will restrict seating capacities 10,000 fans for Friday's game and 23,000 for the games Saturday and Sunday.


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