Brewers Announce 2011 Season Schedule

With just under three weeks left in the 2010 season, the Brewers and MLB announced the 2011 season schedule just a few minutes ago. 

Mark your calendars for the Monday, April 4 for the Brewers home opener vs. Atlanta at 1:10 p.m.  The home opener is always the unofficial start of spring in Milwaukee.  Hopefully we will be able to have the roof open for the home opener again next year!

Here are some other notes and highlights on the 2011 schedule:

- The team will open in Cincinnati on Thursday, March 31.

- The home opener on April 4 will kick off a seven-game homestand against the Braves (April 4 – 7) and the Chicago Cubs (April 8 – 10).

- The Brewers Interleague schedule will feature 15 straight games against American League opponents beginning with a three-game series in Boston (June 17 – 19).  The Brewers will also face Tampa Bay (June 20 – 22) and Minnesota (June 24 – 26) at Miller Park.  The Brewers will then travel to New York City for a three-game set against the Yankees (June 28 – 30) and a rematch with the Twins in Minneapolis (July 1 – 3).  If the season ended today, the Yankees, Rays and Twins would all make the Playoffs, meaning the Interleague schedule will be quite challenging for the Brewers.

- This will be the first time the Brewers play the Yankees in New York as a National League franchise, they last played in New York in 1997, their last year in the American League.

- Tampa Bay has yet to play at Miller Park and following the series with the Rays, the only Major League Baseball team not to play at Miller Park since it opened will be the Oakland A’s

- The Brewers will host two nine-game homestands during the 2011 season.  The Brewers will face Colorado (May 20 – 22), Washington (May 23 – 25) and San Francisco (May 27 – 29) in their first nine-gamer and Chicago-NL (July 26 – 28), Houston (July 29 – 31) and St. Louis (August 1 – 3) in their second.

- Following the All-Star Break–July 11 – 13–the Brewers will embark on the longest road trip of the season totaling 11 games.  The trip will start with four games in Colorado (July 14 – 17), continue with four-games in Arizona (July 18 – 21) and conclude with three games in San Francisco (July 22 – 24).  The 11-game road trip marks the longest Brewers trip since July 15 – 25, 2004 when the Brewers had an 11-game trip to Chicago-NL, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Houston.

- The team will also have a 10-game trip that will take place in Houston (April 29 – May 1), Atlanta (May 2 – 5) and St. Louis (May 6 – 8).

- The Brewers will play two home games on holidays in 2011–Easter Sunday, April 24 vs. Houston at 1:10 p.m., and on the Fourth of July against Arizona at 3:10 p.m.

- Home game times for the 2011 season will again be 7:10 p.m. for night games Monday – Friday; 6:10 p.m. for Saturday games; 1:10 p.m. for most day games (except weekday, day games in April and May which will start at 12:10 or 12:40 p.m., and July 4 and September 1 which will start at 3:10 p.m.). All game dates and times are subject to change. 

The Brewers will hand out 2011 magnetic schedules to all fans in attendance at Miller Park during Fan Appreciation Weekend, September 24 – 26.  Road game times will be announced at a later date.  Also, the 2011 Spring Training schedule will be announced at a later date.  Stay tuned to brewers.com for details on that news.

The complete 2011 Brewers schedule can be found here

March: 31 — at Cincinnati.

April: 2-3 — at Cincinnati; 4-7 — vs. Atlanta; 8-10 — vs. Chicago Cubs; 12-14 — at Pittsburgh; 15-17 — at Washington; 18-20 — at Philadelphia; 22-24 — vs. Houston; 25-27 — vs Cincinnati; 29-30 — at Houston.

May: 1 — at Houston; 2-4 — at Atlanta; 6-8 — at St. Louis; 9-11 — vs. San Diego; 13-15 — vs. Pittsburgh; 16-19 — at San Diego; 20-22 — vs. Colorado; 23-25 — vs. Washington; 27-29 — vs. San Francisco; 30-31 — at Cincinnati.

June: 1 — at Cincinnati; 3-5 — at Florida; 7-9 — vs. New York Mets; 10-12 — vs. St. Louis; 13-16 — at Chicago Cubs; 17-19 — at Boston; 20-22 — vs. Tampa Bay; 24-26 — vs. Minnesota; 28-30 — at New York Yankees.

July: 1-3 — at Minnesota; 4-6 — vs. Arizona; 7-10 — vs. Cincinnati; 12 — All-Star Game (at Arizona); 14-17 — at Colorado; 18-21 — at Arizona; 22-24 — at San Francisco; 26-28 — vs. Chicago Cubs; 29-31 — vs. Houston.

August: 1-3 — vs. St. Louis; 5-7 — at Houston; 9-11 — at St. Louis; 12-14 — at Pittsburgh; 15-18 — vs. Los Angeles Dodgers; 19-21 — at New York Mets; 22-24 — at Pittsburgh; 26-28 — vs. Chicago Cubs; 30-31 — vs. St. Louis.

September: 1 — vs. St. Louis; 2-4 — at Houston; 5-7 — at St. Louis; 8-11 — vs. Philadelphia; 13-14 — vs. Colorado; 16-18 — at Cincinnati; 19-21 — at Chicago Cubs; 23-25 — vs. Florida; 26-28 — vs. Pittsburgh. 

 

 

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

 

 

 

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