Unlike the Tampa Bay Rays, who needed to make a decision on whether games were playable in Florida right away in the wake of Hurricane Irma, the Marlins had a bit more time to prepare thanks to their series away in Philadelphia this week.
On Wednesday, the Brewers announced that their series against the Miami Marlins, originally scheduled to be played on South Beach beginning on Friday, will instead be contested at Miller Park, the Brewers' home stadium.
Marlins officials didn't want to strain the resources of police and fire rescue crews to work the Brewers games during the recovery.
"Major League Baseball in conjunction with the Miami Marlins, agreed that it is in the best interest of our community to relocate this weekend's Marlins games against the Milwaukee Brewers to Milwaukee", Marlins President David Samson said in a statement. "We will be ready to host this weekend and are working to put all of the logistics in order".
Because of the short scheduling notice, there will be seating restrictions in place at Miller Park for the entire series. For Friday, only Field Level tickets will be available for purchase, a capacity of approximately 10,000 tickets. The Miami Marlins look forward to returning home on Monday to play the New York Mets. The capacity will increase to 23,000 for games on Saturday and Sunday with staffing extended to the loge level those days.
While there was some minor damage to the roof at Marlins Park, the bigger concern was the use of public resources and the impact that could have where there's a greater need for public servants.