Now, there exists a possibility it could happen again.
Milwaukee could explore relocation if it does not receive funding toward improving American Family Field, according to a report from Molly Beck of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Brewers have called Wisconsin's largest city home since moving from Seattle ahead of the 1970 season.
Per Beck, the process of finding a new home for Milwaukee could begin as soon as this fall.
Government funding for improvements to American Family Field has been met with political infighting in Wisconsin, as Democratic governor Tony Evers and the Republican-controlled state legislature have proposed different packages toward keeping the Brewers in Milwaukee. Additionally, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to support a spring resolution that no county funding should be used for stadium upgrades.
Commissioner Rob Manfred issued a veiled threat to Milwaukee in a visit around the same time, saying Oakland "made some unfortunate decisions not to maintain (Oakland Coliseum) in the way that it needed to be maintained." The Athletics are currently courting Las Vegas as a relocation destination after over a half-century in California.
American Family Field, formerly Miller Park, opened in April 2001.