Cait’s A-to-Z Guide to #BrewersOnDeck

This Sunday, we’ll be reunited with our favorite Brewers players, coaches and alumni at Brewers On Deck, our annual Fan Fest that takes place at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee.

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So what do you need to know to have a fun and enjoyable experience? Read on for our A to Z guide.

APP

The FREE MLB.com Ballpark app is your mobile companion when visiting Miller Park and Brewers On Deck. Be sure you download the Ballpark app before coming to the event and enable notifications so you can have easy access to maps and information. iOs users will get event updates via notifications and have the chance to get free stuff (see: Social Media Stage).

A paper version of the program will be available on the day of the event as well.

ATTENDEES

Over 50 Milwaukee Brewers players plus a host of alumni, coaches, front office executives and broadcasters are scheduled to participate in Brewers On Deck! Visit brewers.com/ondeck for the latest list. Please note attendees are subject to change.

AUTOGRAPHS

Details on the autograph and programming schedules are listed at brewers.com/ondeck. The schedules are subject to change. Autographs this year will be either free, $10, or $25, with proceeds benefitting Brewers Community Foundation.

Recipients of “PREMIER” autographs (Ryan Braun, Rollie Fingers, and Bob Uecker) will be chosen through a random selection process. Each fan in attendance will receive one Premier Entry card which may be redeemed at the Random Selection area outside the Main Exhibit Hall of the Wisconsin Center. The Premier Entry card will be exchanged for a numbered coupon and entered into the random selection process for any one of the select Brewers players. Coupon distribution will be available at 8 a.m. the day of the event and will continue up to an hour before each designated autograph session.

There is no cost for coupons to enter the random selection process; however, those holding winning coupons must pay $25 at the respective autograph stage to collect their player signature. There will be 250 winners for each of the autograph sessions. The winning ticket numbers will be posted at the designated autograph stage no less than 30 minutes prior to each player’s session.

BANNERS & SIGNS

Banners and signs cannot be larger than 18″x 24″ and cannot include inappropriate content. NO handles or poles can be attached.

BINOCULARS & CAMERAS

Binoculars are fine to bring to the event and you would be sorry if you didn’t bring your camera to capture all the fun and excitement of the day! Video cameras are permitted as well. Fans can also post their photos from the event to Twitter and/or Instagram using the hashtag #BrewersOnDeck for a chance to win prizes such as a trip down Bernie Brewer’s slide, game tickets and more. For contest rules, visit brewers.com/ondeck.  

BREWERS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION (BCF)

A portion of the proceeds from the #BrewersOnDeck event benefit the Brewers Community Foundation, but there are even more ways to support BCF during the event.  Here’s what they have in store for you:

  • 50-50 Raffle: Tickets for the 50-50 Raffle will be sold from 9:45am-12:15pm and the winner will be announced at 12:45pm.
  • Book Reveal: During the event, the Brewers will unveil a new book – Explore MKE: Your Neighborhood Our City. The Book is published by SHARP Literacy, Inc. and is sponsored by Brewers Community Foundation and Ryan Braun.
  • Hunger Task Force Food Drive: Don’t forget to bring non-perishable food items with you to donate to Hunger Task Force! Once again, food donations will be accepted through Hunger Task Force. Donations can be dropped off at two main entrances to the Wisconsin Center, located at 4th Street and Wisconsin Avenue, and 4th Street and Wells Street. In years’ past, we have raised over 1,000 pounds of food and we would love to reach that threshold once again.
  • Live Auction: Join us at the Interactive Stage for a live auction beginning at 12:30pm and bid on one of 5 amazing packages:
    • 50th Anniversary of Ted Williams H.O.F. Induction Package (Starting bid: $300)
    • 2008 Opening Day Bases Package (Starting bid: $350)
    • Milwaukee Legends Package (Starting bid: $500)
    • Sports Illustrated Cover Package (Starting bid: $500)
    • Suite for a Day Package (Starting bid: $500)
  • Treasure Hunt Table:  We’ll have a wide assortment of game-used and autographed Brewers merchandise for sale, with all proceeds benefiting Brewers Community Foundation.

BREWERS MUSEUM

The Brewers Museum at the event will feature memorable artifacts from throughout the history of the team.

CARRY-INS

Consistent with our game-day carry-in policy, fans may not bring any cans, glass containers or alcohol into the Wisconsin Center. Soda, water or juice must be in factory-sealed plastic bottles. Fans may bring food items into the building using appropriate containers.

Bags, purses, fanny packs or soft-sided coolers will be searched.

Hard-sided coolers are not permitted.

Guests MAY carry-in the following items:

  • Still-photography cameras (Compact)
  • Video cameras
  • Jackets or blankets after being patted down or searched
  • Banners, signs and flags without an attached pole (items cannot be affixed in any way to impeded the view of other fans). (See above).

All permitted items will be inspected at the doors prior to entry.

Guests MAY NOT carry-in the following items:

  • Drum Sticks
  • Alcohol
  • Noisemakers, whistles, air horns, musical instruments (plastic horns vary per event)
  • Glass bottles, metal cans, etc.
  • Professional camera equipment, video cameras, tripods, etc.
  • Animals (except service animals)
  • Weapons, explosives, pepper spray, tear gas, etc.
  • Fireworks, slingshots, smoke bombs, laser pointers, etc.
  • Large bags, large backpacks, suitcases, briefcases, beach bags, etc.
  • Water guns, toy/replica weapons, squirt bottles, soap bubbles, etc.
  • Beach balls, Frisbees, balloons, brooms, skateboards, roller blades, skates, etc.
  • Flags/Signs larger than 18″ x 24″
  • Sticks, poles, rods, drum sticks
  • Confetti or streamers
  • Umbrellas

CONCESSIONS

Just like at Brewers games, there will be many concession stands open for fans to purchase food and beverage.

CONTEST & SWEEPS

Want to win tickets to Brewers On Deck? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for your chance early this week.

Fans can also post their photos from the event to Twitter and/or Instagram using the hashtag #BrewersOnDeck for a chance to win prizes such as a trip down Bernie Brewer’s slide, game tickets and more. For contest rules, visit brewers.com/ondeck.  

DOORS OPEN

Brewers On Deck will take place at the Wisconsin Center (400 W. Wisconsin Avenue) on Sunday, January 31 from 10am to 5pm. Doors to the facility will open at 7am. Doors to the event open at 10am.

FAN CAVE

Play games with the Brewers! Games are free and Brewers players will be rotating through the area all day!

FAN SCREENING

All persons and items entering Brewers On Deck are subject to search.

FOOD DRIVE

Don’t forget to bring non-perishable food items with you to donate to Hunger Task Force! Once again, food donations will be accepted through Hunger Task Force. Donations can be dropped off at two main entrances to the Wisconsin Center, located at 4th Street and Wisconsin Avenue, and 4th Street and Wells Street. In years’ past, we have raised over 1,000 pounds of food and we would love to reach that threshold once again.

“GATES”

Brewers On Deck will take place at the Wisconsin Center (400 W. Wisconsin Avenue) on Sunday, January 31 from 10am to 5pm. Doors to the facility will open at 7am. Doors to the event open at 10am.
GRAB BAGS
Brewers Grab Bags contain a variety of items including tickets, bobbleheads or autographed items for $25. A limited number of Grab Bags are available, so get yours before they run out! Limit two per person

HASHTAG

The official event hashtag is #BrewersOnDeck! Use it and you could even win a prize! Fans can post their photos from the event to Twitter and/or Instagram using the hashtag #BrewersOnDeck for a chance to win prizes such as a trip down Bernie Brewer’s slide, game tickets and more. For contest rules, visit brewers.com/ondeck.

INTERACTIVE STAGE

The Brewers Interactive Stage will feature Kids Only Question and Answer sessions, where youngsters interview players, and a roundtable discussion with members of the Milwaukee media who cover the team on a regular basis.

KIDS CLINICS

Our young fans can help sharpen their batting, fielding and pitching skills by learning baseball fundamentals from the pros like Jeff Cirillo and Gorman Thomas!

KIDS CLUB

Visit the Brewers Kids Club table and sign your child up for just $25! Brewers On Deck Special: Purchase the package at the event and receive a FREE Scooter Gennett Gnome!

KLEMENT’S MAIN STAGE

The Klement’s Main Stage will include various Q&A sessions with top Brewers baseball executives, the coaching staff and game shows.  Here’s a schedule with descriptions of this year’s entertainment:

10:15 am Welcome and Meet the Coaches – Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger will welcome fans to Brewers On Deck. The winners of the seven T-Shirt Friday designs will be introduced.  Fans will also enjoy a question and answer session with Brewers Manager Craig Counsell and his coaching staff.

11:30 am The Brewlywed Game – Brewers players, coaches, prospects and alumni will participate in a game show to see which pair really knows each other the best. It’s the Brewers version of The Newlywed Game.

1:00 pm Meet the Management – Brewers Chairman and Principal Owner Mark Attanasio, General Manager David Stearns, and Vice President – Assistant General Manager Matt Arnold will participate in a question and answer session with Brewers fans.

2:00 pm Brewers Jeopardy – A Brewers player, prospect and alumnus will participate in a game show, similar to the popular Jeopardy television show.

3:30 pm Brewers Face Off – Brewers players and alumni will participate in a game show, similar to Family Feud.

LOCATION

The Wisconsin Center is located in downtown Milwaukee at 400 W. Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee, WI 53203 Get Directions »

MERCHANDISE

The Brewers Team Store by Majestic will have a full set up with the latest Brewers merchandise for sale.

PARKING

For information about parking in downtown Milwaukee, click here.

PHOTOS

Photo sessions with players are also scheduled throughout the day in designated photo areas.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION  

For information on public transportation, you can visit the Milwaukee County Transit System’s website.

SEASON SEAT HOLDERS

All 2016 full Season Seat Holders who paid in full by our November deadline receive early entry to the event. All Season Seat Holders can also take advantage of the Season Seat Holder Only photo line by showing their 2015 Season Seat Holder ID card. Please contact your Account Executive for details on these exclusive opportunities!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Please visit brewers.com/ondeck for a complete schedule of the day’s events by stage and by player!

SOCIAL MEDIA STAGE

I’m personally really excited about this one!

We’ve expanded our programming over at the Social Media Stage. Here’s our schedule:

11am Photo Bombs with Jimmy Nelson & Tyler Wagner Get there and line up early for your chance at a fun photo!

12pm  #BrewersPhone with Gorman Thomas & Tyler Thornburg We’ll be selecting a couple of brave contestants to turn their phones over to one of these Brewers players!

1pm #AskMaverick: Twitter Q & A with Brett Phillips Have a question for Brett Phillips? Tweet it to @Brewers using #AskMaverick in advance of the event.

2pm Lip Sync Battle: Jeremy Jeffress vs. Will Smith You will NOT want to miss this… it’s going to be epic!

3pm Photo Bombs with Taylor Jungmann & Martin Maldonado Get there and line up early for your chance at a fun photo!

4pm Heads Up! With Michael Blazek & Corey Knebel Watch these guys play each other in this popular guess the word game. Then we’ll choose a couple of lucky fans to compete!

Be sure you’ve got your Ballpark App downloaded and ready to go! iOs Users: Trigger a special notification near the Social Media Stage via the iBeacon technology and you may even get a pop-up offer for a free item!

RE-ENTRY

Guests may exit and re-enter Brewers On Deck, provided they receive a hand stamp on their way out of the event.

TICKETS

Advance tickets are on sale through NOON on Friday, January 29, 2016. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $9 for children ages 2-14. Children under 2 are free and will not need an admission ticket.

Tickets will be available on the day of the event at the Wisconsin Center Box Office—CASH ONLY. On the day of the event, tickets will be $20 for adults and $15 for children. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Time subject to change.

A portion of the proceeds from Brewers On Deck will benefit Brewers Community Foundation.

Looking for Brewers game tickets? Visit the Season Seat Holder Booth for information on all of our packages, plus find out how you can go to Opening Day for FREE!

TRAFFIC

For information on freeway traffic and closures, please visit www.plan94.org.

WILL CALL

Picking your tickets up at Will Call? Before Friday, January 29 at 5pm, you may choose to pick your tickets up at the Miller Park Box Office. The Miller Park Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. On the day of the event, Will Call will be located at the Wisconsin Center Box Office. Tickets will be available for pick-up beginning at 8am on the morning of the event.

 

And there you have it–all you need to know before Sunday’s event!

Also, don’t forget to share your event photos with us using #BrewersOnDeck on Twitter and Instagram!

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

 

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