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Rivalry Brewing: Milwaukee Aiming to Keep Cubs Fans Out of Miller Park



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    Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs hits a solo home run during the eighth inning of a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on July 28, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

    Chicago Cubs fans hoping to make the pilgrimage to Miller Park to see their beloved team take on the Brewers may have a tougher time scoring tickets this year.

    This week, the Brewers announced that they will be doing a special presale for tickets to Cubs-Brewers game at the ballpark this season, and it will only be open to Wisconsin residents:

    “It’s not that we dislike Cubs fans, per se. We just really prefer Brewers fans,” the team said in a tweet announcing the promotion.

    True to form, the Cubs responded with a tweet of their own, inviting fans of all stripes to purchase tickets to games at Wrigley Field: 

    "Reminder that EVERYBODY can buy Cubs tickets starting Feb. 23, even if you live in Wisconsin!" the Cubs said. 

    The 10 games between the Brewers and Cubs at the ballpark will go on sale beginning at 9 a.m. Friday morning, and will continue through Feb. 15 at midnight, according to the team. Wisconsin residents can purchase up to eight tickets, but must have a valid Wisconsin address to do so.

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    Other teams have tried similar tactics against Chicago fans, including the Nashville Predators, who have infamously tried to shut Blackhawks fans out of Bridgestone Arena.

    The Brewers have been gunning for the Cubs all offseason long, with an hilarious social media battle and with the team acquiring talented players like Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich to bolster their roster. 

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