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SELIG WANTS BREWER FANS ON THEIR FEET FOR A NEW STADIUM
Published June 16, 1995
Brewers Owner Bud Selig said yesterday that the team's record should not influence the building of a new stadium, according to this morning's MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Selig's remarks follow statements from WI Senate Majority Leader Michael Ellis who said the Brewers' losing record hurt their support for a new stadium. Interviewed on WTMJ radio, Selig called Ellis' remarks "very disappointing." Selig also responded to criticism of the team's public funding desires by saying that if the team signed a long-term lease that produces between $6-8B, "forgetting the social value, forgetting what it means to the city ... sheer economics dictate it to be good policy." Selig urged fans to call their legislators: "It's time for the millions of Brewers fans in the state of Wisconsin to begin to speak up" (Bob Wolfley, MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 6/16). In Boston, Larry Whiteside takes an in-depth look at the Brewers' plight. Two things have "put the Brewers on the brink," an unproductive farm system, and County Stadium. Whiteside writes there are no moving fans in Milwaukee yet, but "there is no guarantee," either (BOSTON GLOBE, 6/16).