Republican leaders hope their plans announced on Monday will be enough to keep the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field until 2050.
The plan would use approximately $600 million in state and local funding to help make the improvements to the stadium formerly known as Miller Park the team feels it needs to stay competitive. One of those improvements includes winterizing American Family Field so it can hold events 365 days a year.
Speaker Robin Vos says the money will primarily come from income taxes collected from the players that compete at American Family Field, limiting the impact it will have on income taxes for Wisconsinites. The Brewers organization has pledged $100 million to the deal.
The deal does face some hurdles as leaders in the city and county of Milwaukee have pledged to offer no public money towards the project as they deal with their own budget issues. Governor Tony Evers has also issued his concerns after his own stadium funding plan was nixed earlier this year.