MILWAUKEE - Heading into the final two months of a disappointing season, the Milwaukee Brewers are giving back with a "Fans First" promotion.
The team announced Monday that every fan who goes to a home game in August will receive a $10 voucher. The voucher will be good for concessions, merchandise and tickets to future games. Brewers officials say the vouchers will be able to be used at food and beverage stands except Friday's Front Row, portable merchandise stands, Miller Park Suites, the Johnson Controls Stadium Club and All-Inclusive entertaining areas. They can be used at any home game during the rest of the 2013 season. The vouchers can also be used toward tickets to a 2013 home game.
The Brewers have 12 home games in August, beginning Friday night when they host the Washington Nationals. There are a total of 26 home games remaining this season.
"This has been a challenging season for all of us, but the one thing that has never wavered has been the tremendous support we have received from fans who love the Brewers," chairman and principal owner Mark Attanasio said in a news release. "We wanted to do something meaningful to show our appreciation, and we will strive to provide the best fan experience possible."
The Brewers are mired in last place in the National League Central Division with a 43-61 record. In addition, last week, star left fielder Ryan Braun accepted a suspension for the rest of the regular season for violating Major League Baseball's rules against using performance-enhancing drugs.
The Brewers expect around 30,000 fans to come through the turnstiles in August – meaning the vouchers would cost the team about $3.6 million. The team is saving about $3.1 million in Braun's salary during his suspension.
Brewers officials say they will announce more "Fans First" promotions during the next two months.
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