Last week, the Brewers announced a special presale for 2018 games against the Cubs that’s limited to Wisconsin residents only.
It may be my UChicago bias, but I say let the hidden hand of the market handle the question of who values games more in Milwaukee. If you have to employ cartel-like rules, you have a serious problem with your fan base. What if every team starts to limit sales in this fashion? Would that be good for the game? Many baseball fans travel throughout the year to be able to watch games in every stadium. Moreover, the team is basically just forcing a transfer of wealth since these tickets often end up being resold and the rule does not appear to have geographic limitations on resales.
My only advice is not to mess with Cubs fans. We spent years under a curse and it did not break us. The Brewers have been tasting too much of their signature beverage if they think market barriers will be enough to stop the blue wave at Miller Park.