Miller Park Could Play Host to a Neutral World Series
Major League Baseball is making a PR push on their upcoming season. This is a very smart move by baseball. Today is Opening Day. I’m pretty sad about it. I’ve been pretty good about forgetting about sports. Every now and again, it kicks you in the dick. This is one of those days. But baseball is trying to get the word out that they’ll be back in the month of May. ESPN’s Jeff Passan provided some details yesterday morning then Rob Manfred added more details yesterday evening. There is a chance that the World Series could be played at a neutral location due to weather concerns. This could mean that Miller Park is directly in play for Midwest teams.
Went on @GetUpESPN this morning to talk about when MLB would ideally like to start the season and the possibility of a neutral-site World Series. Watch this and read about that and much, much more from my news story late last night: https://t.co/vjZAqKgJ7J pic.twitter.com/FNorgJ2cA5
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 25, 2020
Now, we have no idea if fans will be allowed in stadiums or not. But if they are, Milwaukee could see an influx of fans to their stadium. Miller Park is one of the few domed locations in baseball. They could play host to a World Series that features Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, Minnesota Twins, Cincinnati Reds, or Cleveland Indians. It is likely that Miller Park covers the entire Midwest for a neutral site location. It will be interesting to see if baseball comes up with some sort of rule on neutral site locations.
Even though it would suck to have an influx of another fan base, this could lead to a major revenue for the City of Milwaukee. As they will try to make up profits with everything put on pause, this could be an excellent opportunity. And who knows, maybe the Brewers themselves, will be in the World Series so baseball doesn’t have to worry about it for the National League.