Legislation to provide $546 million in public funds for American Family Field improvements would not require contributions from the suburban Milwaukee counties of Ozaukee, Racine, Washington and Waukesha.
The state would contribute $411 million and the city and county of Milwaukee a total of $135 million. The Milwaukee Brewers would contribute $100 million.
Exempting the suburban counties would be a change from the funding formula that built the stadium.
A 0.1% sales tax imposed in the five counties raised $609 million over 24 years for construction of what was originally known as Miller Park, which opened in 2001. The tax ended in 2020.
The board of the state-created Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District, which enacted the sales tax, has members from the five counties.
Wisconsin State Legislature: AB438: Bill Text
Wisconsin State Legislature: Assembly Calendar
Wisconsin State Legislature: Local Professional Sports Facilities Financing
wibaseballdistrict.com: Financial statements