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Brewers Raising Ticket Prices Next Season, Introducing New Single-Game Structure
Published October 3, 2011
OWNER'S BOX: In N.Y., Tyler Kepner notes when Mark Attanasio bought the Brewers in January '05, the team "had the majors’ lowest payroll, at $27.5 million, and a streak of 12 consecutive losing seasons." Attanasio said it "was possible" the team could re-sign impending free agent 1B Prince Fielder, but the team "probably cannot raise" its $85.5M payroll for '12. Attanasio "owns more than twice the percentage of any other Brewers investor and has full decision-making authority." But he "still owns less than half the team." He said that that figure is "about 38 percent." MLB Commissioner and former Brewers Owner Bud Selig said, "Mark is quiet, thoughtful -- he has a personality that really fits Milwaukee, even though he’s not from here" (N.Y. TIMES, 10/1).