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Report: Brewers could look to relocate if they don't get ballpark upgrades

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The Milwaukee Brewers may start looking this fall for a place to relocate if government officials can't reach an agreement for a taxpayer-funded package to pay for improvements to American Family Field, sources told Molly Beck of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

A potential move could lead the Brewers to Charlotte or Nashville, according to Beck.

An agreement for funding hasn't materialized yet despite Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers' proposition to allocate $290 million in taxpayer dollars into the ballpark and warnings from Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred to resolve the matter quickly.

The lack of movement has led the Brewers to contemplate if booming cities without an MLB team could be a possibility for a new home if the club doesn't receive enough funding, sources told Beck.

The ballpark upgrades are required under the team's lease, which doesn't expire until the end of 2030.

The Brewers have played in Milwaukee since 1970 after former MLB commissioner Bud Selig bought the Seattle Pilots to relocate the franchise.

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