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Marlins move home series with Brewers to Milwaukee due to Hurricane Irma

The Marlins will now lose three home games.

Washington Nationals v Miami Marlins Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Due to the lingering impacts of Hurricane Irma, the Marlins will not be playing at home this weekend.

The team announced Wednesday that its home series with the Milwaukee Brewers has been moved to Miller Park in Milwaukee.

Marlins Park suffered minor damage, but the team wanted to make sure that police and fire departments were available to help the community.

"Marlins Park stood ready to host the game, but we all agreed that burdening public service resources was not the proper course of action,” team president David Samson said in a statement. “Following Hurricane Irma, the Miami Marlins realize that all of our employees, as well as our entire community, have other needs that must take a priority at this time.”

The Marlins will return home on Monday, September 18, to face the Mets. Miami will now have a longer road trip, as they've been away from home since last playing at Marlins Park last Wednesday.

Instead of flying home late Thursday, they'll now fly to Milwaukee, where the Fish will still be the "home" team, despite playing in the Brewers ballpark.

The Rays were also impacted by Irma, as they had to move their series with the Yankees to Citi Field in New York.

The Marlins said that those who had tickets to the Brewers series will receive more information tomorrow. The last time the Marlins were forced to move locations because of a hurricane was in 2004, when they played the Expos at U.S. Cellular Field because of Hurricane Ivan.