"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", according to Marlins President David Samson, who released a prepared statement Wednesday evening.
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. "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", said Samson. For Friday, only Field Level tickets will be available for purchase, a capacity of approximately 10,000 tickets. Instead, they will play in Miller Park as the home team for this series before going back. 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.
Hurricane Irma only hit Marlins Park briefly, but the storm still has cost the Marlins a few home games. The Brewers will still play the role of the road team during the three games, batting first each inning, but it's still at the team's home stadium in front of assumably hometown fans - and the Brewers are.548 this season at Miller Park, as opposed to just.500 on the road.