January 2013

In 2013, Resolve to Run the Brewers Mini or 10K!

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to exercise more, start running and/or train for a race?

Then sign up for the Brewers-Mini Marathon or 10K, presented by Sendik’s!

You’ve got plenty of time to train leading up to this fun event, which will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2013.

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If you followed the blog in 2012, you know that 2012′s inaugural Mini-Marathon was a big success. We raised over $111,000 in proceeds to the MACC Fund and sold out over a month before the race date. More than 5,000 runners (including us!) represented 32 states.

The half marathon and 10K begins and ends at beautiful Miller Park and offers a scenic and unique course that will take participants through many Milwaukee landmarks including the Miller Valley, the Harley-Davidson Museum, Mitchell Park Conservatory (The Domes), the Miller Park warning track and others. Prizes for the top finishers will be awarded.

All participants will receive a free Brewers ticket voucher good for select games at Miller Park in April or May of 2014, a participant medal and a “tech” shirt. A post-race tailgate party outside Miller Park with live music will also take place.

Great course support will be provided with aid stations featuring water and Gatorade, misting stations, and entertainment along the way. Spectators will have plenty of free parking at Miller Park and will have the opportunity to watch racers run through Miller Park while being shown on the scoreboard.

Fundraising proceeds from the Brewers Mini-Marathon and 10K, Presented by Sendik’s will once again benefit the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.) and childhood cancer research in Wisconsin. Participants can create their own fundraising page at www.brewersmini.com and donations can be made online. Individual fundraisers will have the chance to get their name entered in a raffle for great prizes. The top three fundraising groups will win a special prize.

The cost for the Mini-Marathon and 10K, respectively, is $65/$45 for those registering by April 30, $75/$55 for those registering between May 1 – July 31, $85/$65 for those registering between August 1 – September 20 and $100/$80 for those registering on packet pick-up day (if space is available).

That means, the earlier you register, the more you save!

Race packets can be picked up at Miller Park on Friday, September 27, 2013. Complete race details, a course map and other information can all be found at http://www.brewersmini.com/.

We had so much fun sharing our training with you in 2012 and we’re looking forward to more fun this year, too!

-John and Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

 

With 88 Days to Go, the Countdown to Opening Day is On! Go for FREE with a Brewers 10-Pack!

The countdown to Opening Day is on – with just 88 days to go – and fans can secure their seat to the Home Opener on Monday, April 1 vs. the Colorado Rockies as Brewers 10-Packs go on sale tomorrow (Friday, January 4) at 10 a.m.  There are five exciting plans to choose from, all featuring 10 home games, plus Opening Day or any other game of the fan’s choice for FREE (while supplies last).

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Each 10-Pack includes an Interleague Game and at least one Marquee Game against the Chicago Cubs at the reduced rated of regular game (Blue Game) prices.  The Weekend Plan and Premier Plan feature a pair of All-Fan Bobblehead dates, as well as a variety of Gold Games at the regular rate.  The Rivals Plus Plan includes one All-Fan Bobblehead date, an Interleague matchup vs. the Minnesota Twins, two Marquee Games against the division rival Cubs and three Gold Games.  The Hot Summer Nights Plan also includes two Marquee Games against the Cubs, while the Friday Plan includes an Interleague Game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on August 30. [For a list of 2013 All-Fan Bobbleheads, click here.]

Packages start at $180 per seat in the Terrace Reserved ($18 per game) and can also be purchased in the Terrace Box for $240 ($24 per game), the Loge Outfield Box for $340 ($34 per game), the Club Outfield Box for $400 ($40 per game, no wait service), the Loge Infield Box for $400 ($40 per game), the Field Outfield Box for $420 ($42 per game) and the Loge Diamond Box for $480 ($48 per game).

The Brewers 10-Packs offer several benefits, including savings on parking, regular pricing for Gold and Marquee Games and a guaranteed seat location for the 10 games in each plan (exact seating is not guaranteed for Opening Day).  

Fans interested in purchasing 10-Packs are encouraged to call 414-902-HITS (4487) or visit brewers.com/10packs for more information. 

Fans can also join in sharing the excitement of counting down to Brewers Opening Day on Facebook at facebook.com/brewers or on Twitter by following @Brewers, @Bernie_Brewer and/or using the hashtag #SEEUAPRIL1.

Fans looking forward to even more Brewers Baseball in 2013 can take advantage of exclusive benefits in 20-Game Plans, which offer more seating options, additional per-ticket savings and the opportunity to purchase tickets to postseason games played at Miller Park.  Fans can choose one of four pre-selected plans with guaranteed seat locations: Opening Day, Business, Saturday Plus or Sunday Plus.  Plus, with the purchase of a 20-Game Plan, fans will be eligible for the Brewers “Fan-Tastic Forty” promotion, which offers 40 fantastic prizes given away over 40 days!

Cheers!

Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Brewers Fan-Tastic 40 is Back for 2013!

I’m very excited to tell you that the Brewers Fan-Tastic Forty–40 days , 40 drawings, 40 unique prizes and experiences–is back for the third year in a row!

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The same promotion that saw fans win prizes like Klement’s Sausage for a Year, their photo on a ticket, and a big-league contract for a day in 2011 and 2012 is kicking off this month with more fun in store for Season Seat Holders in 2013.

Fans can look forward to prizes such as:

  • a Brewers On Deck VIP Experience
  • A private movie screening for eight on monster scoreboard at Miller Park;
  • Club Suite Parties with Craig Counsell or Doug Melvin;
  • A sampling of each of Miller Park’s six all-inclusive areas during the 2013 season;
  • 2014 season tickets at 1982 pricing;
  • A tour of the Miller Park roof;
  • And, my personal favorite: Shadowing brewers.com Beat Writer and popular blogger, Adam McCalvy for day

All fans who purchase or renew ticket packages of 20-games or more have the opportunity to win these prizes, plus an assortment of other unique prizes and experiences spread out over 40 days. From Wednesday, January 16 through Sunday, February 24, one Season Seat Holder per day will be selected to win a designated prize in the Fan-Tastic Forty promotion.

Purchases made prior to today already have an entry in the contest. Purchases made within the 40 days of the promotion will be eligible for the next day’s drawing and remainder of the prizes. For example, a purchase on January 19 will be eligible for all prizes from January 20 – February 24. The last day to purchase to be eligible for prizes is Friday, February 22.

Fans looking to renew or have questions about new packages are welcomed to call 414-902-HITS (4487) or visit brewers.com/fan40. Full sweepstakes rules are also available at the site.

A complete list of prizes along with the date they will be selected is as follows:

January 16 – Team Store Shopping Spree. Win $1,000 to spend in the Brewers Team Store by Majestic.

January 17 –Your Very Own Ticket. For one game during the 2013 season, your photo will be printed on every season ticket.

January 18 – Brewers On Deck VIP Experience. Receive two free tickets to the annual fan fest, plus jump to the front of any autograph line for free autographs.

January 19 – Free Parking for the Season. Enjoy complimentary Preferred Parking for every game in your 2013 ticket plan.

January 20 – Game of Catch with a Brewers Pitcher. Play catch with, and receive pitching tips and instruction from a Brewers pitcher.

January 21Tour the Roof. Take a tour of the Miller Park roof and get the best view of the ballpark.

January 22VIP Luncheon. You and a guest will sit at the head table during the 2013 Season Seat Holder Luncheon in the NYCE Stadium Club with two Brewers players and/or coaches and Brewers executives. Take home an autographed baseball from each player and/or coach.

January 23Slide Down Bernie’s Slide. Take a trip down Bernie’s slide before a 2013 home game and then watch part of the game from Bernie’s Chalet.

January 24 – Party Suite for you and 29 Friends. Take in a 2013 home game with 29 of your friends from a spacious Party Suite, complete with food and beverage.

January 25 –Owner’s Seats at Miller Park. Sit in the owner’s seats for a game with three friends and enjoy a visit from Brewers executives.

January 26 – Shadow a Brewers Beat Writer. Follow Brewers.com beat writer Adam McCalvy during all pregame activities on the field and in the Clubhouse for a 2013 home game.

January 27 – You in the Team Photo. You will be included in an unofficial team photo with the 2013 Brewers roster and coaching staff.

January 28 – Field of Sweet Dreams Experience. You and three friends will enjoy a night under the stars while camping on the Miller Park outfield at the annual Field of Sweet Dreams event.

January 29 – Miller Lite Beerpen Experience. Enjoy a 2013 home game in the Miller Lite Beerpen on a Friday night with 29 of your friends.

January 30 – Baseball Signed by Opening Day Starters. Receive nine baseballs, each signed by a member of the Brewers Opening Day lineup.

January 31 – Tickets for Each All-Inclusive Area. Enjoy a game from each of Miller Park’s six All-Inclusive Areas with two tickets for six different games in the special seating areas.

February 1 – Pizza for a Year. Win a one-year supply of Palermo’s Pizza.

February 2 – Throw Out the First Pitch. Throw out the first pitch prior to a 2013 Brewers home game, plus receive a personalized Brewers jersey.

February 3 – Club Suite Party with Craig. Win a Club Suite for you and nine friends to a 2013 home game, complete with food and beverage, and enjoy a visit from Brewers alum Craig Counsell.

February 4 – Signed & Framed Braun 40/30 Print. Receive a one-of-a-kind autographed print commemorating Ryan Braun’s 40/30 season.

February 5$500 in Concession Vouchers. Receive $500 in food and beverage vouchers.

February 6All-Inclusive Area Experience. Win 35 tickets in one of Miller Park’s All-Inclusive Area, complete with food and beverage, for a 2013 home game.

February 7 – Manage the Mini Sausage Race. Win all five spots as Mini Racing Sausages in the Sunday relay race during the 6th inning of a 2013 home game, plus 10 Field Level tickets to the game.

February 8 – You in Control. Watch three innings of a 2013 home game from the Scoreboard Control Room and see firsthand how the scoreboard works.

February 9 – Miller Lite/Brewers Neon Sign. Light up your basement bar or garage with a Miller Lite neon sign featuring the Brewers ball and glove logo.

February 10 – Autographed Baseballs. Take home a set of baseballs autographed by each member of the 2013 Brewers starting rotation.

February 11 – Turn Back the Clock Pricing. Receive 1982 pricing for your 2014 season tickets.

February 12 – Catered Tailgate Party. Enjoy a Pavilion party prior to a 2013 Brewers home game, catered by DNC Sportservice. Includes 20 game tickets.

February 13Signed bat and Jersey. Win an autographed bat and jersey from your favorite Brewers player.

 February 14 – Gehl Club 4-Pack. Enjoy the luxurious Gehl Club experience with three friends for four games during the 2013 season.

February 15 – Guaranteed Giveaway. Receive every promotional item given away during the 2013 season including all 10 bobbleheads.

February 16 – Klement’s Sausage for a Year. Receive a one-year supply of Klement’s sausage products.

February 17 – Signed and Framed Lucroy Print. Receive an autographed print of Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy.

February 18 – View From the Bullpen. Make sure to bring your glove when you and five friends sit in the Brewers bullpen as the Brewers take batting practice prior to a  2013 home game.

February 19 – Club Suite Party with Doug. You and nine guests will sit in a Club Suite for a game complete with food and beverage, and enjoy a visit from Brewers General Manager Doug Melvin.

February 20You in the Brewers Radio Booth. Spend an inning in the Brewers radio booth during a 2013 home game.

February 21 – Base signed by Aoki, Braun and Gomez. Win an authentic game-used base signed by the top three base stealers from the 2012 NL stolen base leading Brewers.

February 22 – Movie Night on the Big Screen. You and seven friends will enjoy a private movie screening on the scoreboard at Miller Park.

February 23 – Lesson with Brewers Hitting Coach. Win a private hitting lesson from Brewers Hitting Coach Johnny Narron while you and a guest take batting practice before a game at Miller Park.

February 24 – Welcome to the Big Leagues. Sign a one-day Major League contract, complete with full uniform plus one day’s pay at the MLB minimum salary.

 -Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

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