"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", the statement read.
Marlins Park escaped major damage from Hurricane Irma and could have hosted the weekend series, but team and MLB officials decided the logistics would be hard given the storm's aftermath. However, Hurricane Irma changed those plans, and the games will shift to Miller Park. The Brewers will still play the role of the road team during the three games, batting first each inning, but it's still at the team's home stadium in front of assumably hometown fans - and the Brewers are.548 this season at Miller Park, as opposed to just.500 on the road. Samson said the Marlins still intend to host a home series at Marlins Park that starts Monday against the New York Mets. The Crew would cut their deficit to three runs in the ninth, but were closed out to end the game.
While the devastation in Miami will take much longer than a month to recover from, the city should be back on its feet enough at that point that hosting games should not be an issue or take away integral resources from recovery efforts. In 2004, due to the threat of Hurricane Ivan to South Florida, they were the "home team" at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago for two games against the Montreal Expos. Friday's game, for instance, will be limited to exclusively about 10,000 field level seats, while Saturday and Sunday's games will open up into the loge level and around 23,000 tickets.