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Cait’s A to Z Guide to Next Week’s Club Atlas vs. Newcastle United F.C. Soccer Match at Miller Park

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We’re looking forward to an exciting evening of soccer in Milwaukee next Tuesday night as Club Atlas and Newcastle United F.C. take part in our second soccer match at Miller Park. 

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As I’ve done with our special events in the past, I’ve compiled an A to Z Guide with everything you need to know about next week’s match.

CAIT’S A to Z GUIDE TO THE SOCCER MATCH AT MILLER PARK

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You may bring your compact, still photography camera. Want to share your photos with us? Use #MillerParkSoccer on Twitter and Instagram and I may feature my favorites on the blog!

CARRY-IN POLICY

Guests MAY carry-in the following items:

  • Still-photography cameras (Compact)
  • 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).
  • Soda, water or juice must be contained in factory-sealed plastic bottles
  • Bags, purses, fanny packs or soft-sided coolers must be 16? x 16? x 8? or smaller
  • Food items in appropriate containers

All permitted items will be inspected at the gates 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 3″ x 4″
  • Sticks, poles, rods, drum sticks
  • Confetti or streamers
  • Umbrellas

For additional information on Miller Park policies, please check out the Miller Park A to Z guide here.

CONCESSIONS

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

FAN SCREENING

New for 2015, in accordance with MLB-wide policy, all fans will be required to go through metal detector screening via walkthrough and/or handheld detectors, prior to being granted access to Miller Park. To help expedite the process and minimize delays, the Milwaukee Brewers will implement Express lanes for guests that are entering the ballpark without a bag. Fans will be asked to remove cell phones, cameras, and other large metal objects prior to entering, but they will not be required to remove shoes, wallets, coins, or belts. Guests are also encouraged to take prohibited items back to their car. Items left at the gate are not the responsibility of the Milwaukee Brewers. Please see “Prohibited Items” for an updated list of prohibited items at Miller Park. If you have any questions regarding the screening process please call Guest Relations at (414) 902-4900.

GATES

Gates to the ballpark will open at 6:30 PM. The match is scheduled to start at 8 PM.

PARKING

Parking lots will open at 5:00 PM.

Parking is available to purchase in advance at the Miller Park Ticket Office. Advanced Parking rate is $20, $25 on day of the event. Parking is not available for purchase online or via phone within 7 days of the event.

Tailgating is permitted in all parking lots. However, if guests occupy parking spaces in addition to the spot purchased for their vehicle, they will be charged for the extra stalls taken. For more details about tailgating, please reference the Miller Park A to Z guide.

PRACTICE

Newcastle United F.C. will hold a practice session at Marquette University’s Valley Fields on Monday, July 13.  The practice will be open to the public and the media. 

Location – Marquette University’s Valley Fields – 1818 W. Canal Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Date – Monday, July 13

Newcastle United F.C. – 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

PROMOTION

The first 10,000 fans 18+ will receive this double-sided soccer scarf, courtesy of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.

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RE-ENTRY

Guests may not exit and re-enter Miller Park using the same ticket. However, in case of emergency, exceptions many apply. Please ask staff for assistance.

ROOF STATUS

This event is RAIN OR SHINE, thanks to the Miller Park roof! The roof status is always a big question folks have when we host games or events here. Right now, however, that’s still TBD. For information about the status of the roof, check out the Roof Hotline.

ROSTERS

ATLAS ROSTER

GOALKEEPERS: Miguel Pinto, Alan Lopez, Miguel Fraga

DEFENDERS: Walter Kannemann, Juan Carlos Valenzuela, Rodrigo Godinez, Ivan Pineda, Felipe Baloy, Carolo Arreola

MIDFIELDERS: Luis Telles, Juan Carlos Medina, Aldo Leao, Rodolfo Vilchis, Jorge Zarate, Juan Hernandez, Rodolfo Salinas, Pablo Mascarenas, Eisner Loboa, Juan Pablo Vigon

FORWARDS: Franco Arizala, Christian Tabo, Gonzalo Bergessio, Martin Barragan, Luis Caballero,

HEAD COACH: Gustavo Matosas Piadon

 

NEWCASTLE ROSTER

GOALKEEPERS: Karl Darlow, Tim Krul, Fred Woodman

DEFENDERS: Fabricio Coloccini, Daryl Janmaat, Massadio Haidara, Jamaal Lascelles, Jamie Sterry, Steven Taylor, Mike Williamson

MIDFIELDERS: Rolando Aarons, Mehdi Abeid, Vuron Anita, Gael Bigirimana, Remy Cabella, Jack Colback, Siem De Jong, Shane Ferguson, Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote

FORWARDS: Papiss Cisse, Yoan Gouffran, Ayoze Perez, Emmanuel Riviere

HEAD COACH: Stephen McClaren

SHUTTLES

I’ve received many questions re: shuttle service from local establishments. Since this is not a normal Brewers game, you should check with each place individually to see what service, if any, they are offering for Tuesday’s event.

TAILGATING

The parking lots at Miller Park will open at 5:00 pm and, just like at Brewers games, tailgating is permitted. However, if guests occupy parking spaces in addition to the spot purchased for their vehicle, they will be charged for the extra stalls taken. For more details about tailgating, please reference the Miller Park A to Z guide. Keep in mind that gates to the ballpark will open at 6:30 pm and the match is scheduled to start at 8 PM.

TICKETS

Tickets can be purchased online at brewers.com/soccer, by calling the Miller Park Ticket Office at (414) 902-4000 or in person at the Miller Park Ticket Office windows. If you need accessible seating, please contact the ticket office in advance.

Tickets ordered in advance and left at Will Call may be picked up at the Miller Park Ticket Office during regular business hours and on the event day. Please bring proper photo identification, credit card used for purchase, and confirmation number to receive your tickets.

The Miller Park Ticket Office is located on-site at Miller Park, near the Home Plate Gate entrance. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; and Sunday, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The ticket office will have extended hours and ticket windows the evening of the event.

TRAFFIC

Heavy traffic and congestion is anticipated leading into the stadium area. City streets and highways are expected to be heavily congested near the stadium between pregame and following the match. To find out the best transportation to and from the stadium please visit the Miller Park A to Z guide and scroll to Directions to Miller Park.

WILL CALL

Tickets ordered in advance and left at Will Call may be picked up at the Miller Park Ticket Office during regular business hours and on the event day. Please bring proper photo identification, credit card used for purchase, and confirmation number to receive your tickets.

The Miller Park Ticket Office is located on-site at Miller Park, near the Home Plate Gate entrance. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; and Sunday, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The ticket office will have extended hours and ticket windows the evening of the event.

Thank you again for your support of international soccer in Milwaukee and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

-Cait

@CMoyer

Francisco Rodriguez All-Star Merchandise Now Available

After this weekend’s series vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers, Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez is set to travel to Cincinnati to represent the Brewers in the 2015 All-Star Game.

Now, you can celebrate K-Rod’s sixth All-Star appearance with the new gear that just arrived at the Brewers Team Store.

KRod

 

K-Rod All-Star Jersey & Cap K-Rod Al-Star Jersey and Cap

There are t-shirts ($39), caps ($45) and jerseys ($149). You can also shop online at brewers.com.

Be sure to tune in to the game on Tuesday on FOX. Coverage starts at 6pm CT.

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7/14/15 UPDATE: Ryan Braun was named to the 2015 All-Star team on Sunday, July 12. His t-shirts have arrived in the Brewers Team Store today ($39):

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-Cait

@CMoyer

 

Join us for College Cap Nights!

Students, alumni and fans are invited to join us for three College Cap nights during the 2015 season. 

Choose from Wisconsin Badgers Cap Night (Friday, 8/14); UW-Milwaukee Cap Night (Friday, 8/28); or Marquette Cap Night (Friday, 10/2).

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Proudly display your school colors as you cheer on the Crew with your one-of-a-kind, school-themed Brewers hat — FREE to all who purchase College Cap Night tickets.

Through this special offer,  students, alumni and fans will enjoy great savings with tickets available in the Terrace Reserved for as little as $16 and Field Outfield Box for $32. As an added bonus, attendees on 8/14 and 8/28 will also receive a free Brewers T-Shirt as part of that night’s Free-Shirt Friday Giveaway.

Tickets are available at brewers.com/badgers; brewers.com/panthers or brewers.com/marquette. For groups of 25 or more, call (414) 902-4774.

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

Fans Treated to “Inside the Brewers” Discussion with Debbie and Mark Attanasio

Tonight I had the pleasure of joining Debbie and Mark Attanasio for an intimate “Inside The Brewers” program at the Rubenstein Pavilion on Prospect Avenue, an event presented by the Jewish Museum Milwaukee in conjunction with their special exhibit Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American.

The Q and A and discussion was moderated by Brewers broadcaster Brian Anderson, who welcomed Debbie and Mark to the stage by playing special “walk-up” songs–“My Girl” by the Temptations for Debbie and “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder for Mark.

Brian Anderson moderated the "Inside the Brewers" discussion with the Attanasios.

Brian Anderson moderated the “Inside the Brewers” discussion with the Attanasios.

Topics covered including what it was like to buy a Major League Baseball team, how the couple initially bonded over baseball, the importance they place on giving back to the community, and family life.

Brian then took the couple on a stroll down memory lane by showing them a series of photographs and asking them to talk about the time and event depicted–what they remember, how they felt, anecdotes, etc.

For me, this was the most interesting part of the evening as I can’t recall ever seeing an interview done in this style. Photos included “never before seen” pictures of Mark and Debbie as children, family photos and photos from special points in time during their tenure with the Brewers.

Here are just a few of the photos, along with a short description (Click on a photo to start the gallery). Those in attendance were treated to many little side stories along the way, complete with loving banter that had us all in stitches.

The event concluded with questions from the audience. Those topics ranged from “Are you committed to keeping the Brewers in Milwaukee?” (the answer was an emphatic “YES!”) to what they enjoy most and least about the city. They both agree what they love the most is what a welcoming place Milwaukee is, but admit it can be “a touch cold.”

I’m so glad I was able to attend the event. It was a real treat and offered a rare chance for fans to do a deep dive with the owner of a professional sports team. I found it very informative and a lot of fun.

This evening was being presented by the Jewish Museum Milwaukee in connection with the current Jewish Museum Milwaukee exhibit, Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American, which opened earlier this month. Mark and Debbie, along with Bud and Sue Selig, also serve as Honorary Co-Chairs of the exhibit, which runs through September 7.

Commissioner Emeritus Selig poses with Mark and Debbie Attanasio at tonight's private preview event.

Commissioner Emeritus Selig poses with Mark and Debbie Attanasio at the preview of the Chasing the Dreams exhibit.

The exhibit consists of a core panel developed by and on loan from the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. It has been augmented by artifacts on loan from local organizations and individuals and explores how baseball has served as an arena in which values, identity, ethnicity, and race have been projected, contested, and occasionally solidified.

The exhibit celebrates well-known Jewish heroes such as Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax, as well as iconic baseball pioneers such as Jackie Robinson, Joe DiMaggio, Roberto Clemente, and Ichiro Suzuki. It also highlights baseball’s extended family of vendors, team owners, minor leaguers, amateur players, scouts, broadcasters, journalists, novelists and fans.

Here are some photos from the museum and the exhibit itself:

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Click here for additional information and to plan your trip.

-Cait

@CMoyer 

 

“Hitting 4 the Cycle” Biking Event Just Four Weeks Away

Brewers Community Foundation (BCF)’s “Hitting 4 the Cycle” bike to the ballpark event is just four weeks from Saturday!

On Saturday, August 8, BCF will host this inaugural event that will allow allow bike-lovers and Brewers fans to combine their two favorite activities.  Fans will be able to select one of four bike routes of various lengths that will all culminate with a fun-filled tailgate party and that night’s Brewers game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.

Participants will have the option to select 100, 88, 44 or 22 mile routes. The 100 and 88 mile routes will start at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison and end at Miller Park, while the 44 and 22 mile routes will start and end at Miller Park.

The cost to register is $50, with a $150 mandatory fundraising minimum. The money that is raised through the event will go to four organizations – the Urban Ecology Center, Dream Bikes, Penfield Children’s Center and the Miracle League of Milwaukee. Each registered rider will receive a commemorative T-shirt, a game ticket for the Brewers vs. Cardinals game that night and a invitation to a celebratory tailgate party prior to the game.

We already told you about one of the coolest fundraising incentives, an entry into a raffle for this custom Domane 6 Series bike (donated by the Lowlands Group) for anyone raising $500 or more…

 Scooter Gennett, Craig Counsell and Jeremy Jeffress pose with folks from the Lowlands Group--and the bike that fans who raise $500 or more can be entered to win.

Scooter Gennett, Craig Counsell and Jeremy Jeffress pose with folks from the Lowlands Group–and the bike that fans who raise $500 or more can be entered to win.

 

But today, I wanted to focus on a couple more wearables you could get by raising money for these great causes.

First, anyone raising $250 or more will receive a limited edition cycling cap

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and anyone raising $750 or more will also receive this cycling jersey…all in addition to other items such as the raffle entry for the bike, Brewers tickets, batting practice opportunities and more. To check out the full list of items and levels, click here.

Mens Front

 

Learn more and sign up now at brewers.com/bcf.

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

Scooter Gennett Gives Pottery Lesson for Charity

Scooter Gennett has a hobby that perhaps no other MLB player can claim: Throwing pottery.

It’s an interest that started back in high school.

“I took six classes in high school and actually got a Portfolio credit and an AP credit, which is pretty cool. I didn’t go to college and get the opportunity to use those, but hopefully one day I get to go back,” he said.

He acknowledges that it is a unique hobby for a baseball player and he takes any good-natured ribbing all in stride.

“The team….had a little fun with the picture of me in ESPN The Magazine last year,” Scooter admitted. (Yes, the Ghost references were flying.)

But for him, he says it’s a way to have fun and relax at the same time.

“It’s definitely something to get my mind off of anything that could be bothering me. A lot of people I know that do it, do it just for relaxing…. Also, it’s a lot of fun. It’s fun to get dirty away from the field,” he said.

Scooter says his favorite thing to make is jewelry boxes. He’s made them for his mom, sister and wife.

Earlier today, Scooter  was kind enough to share his time and his talents with Kim and Brian Briesemeister, who won the experience as part of a Major League Baseball auction to raise money for LUNGevity.

LUNGevity is an organization that helps educate and raise awareness for lung cancer. The charity has funded 110 research projects at 57 institutions in 23 states. Their research investments focus on early detection, noting that survival rates rise when cancer is detected while still localized.  LUNGevity also provides a community of empowerment, support, and hope for everyone affected by lung cancer through extensive educational resources, online peer-to-peer support and in-person survivorship programs.

Kim and Brian won the auction and presented it to their 13-year-old daughter Rebecca as a Christmas gift.

“They gave me a shoe box with a picture of Scooter and a shirt. The email that said they had won the experience was at the bottom of the box. At first I was really confused why I had a box of Scooter stuff….Then, I screamed, and I cried…yeah,” Rebecca recalled, blushing at the memory and thrilled for the opportunity

This morning, the Briesemesiter family, along with Judy, Rebecca’s grandmother, met Scooter Gennett at Creative Fire Pottery in Wauwatosa, where they worked with the helpful Suzy and Mike to create their works of art.

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The Briesemesiter family and Scooter Gennett at Creative Fire Pottery.

“The last seven months have gone by really slowly….I was just really excited the whole time,” said Rebecca.

First, the group worked on the wheel–what people traditionally think of when they picture throwing pottery:

The group gets behind the wheel at Creative Fire.

The group gets behind the wheel at Creative Fire.

Scooter and Rebecca work on their pieces.

Scooter and Rebecca work on their pieces.

Next, they got to do some hand building, working together to create a platter:

Scooter Gennett Pottery

Scooter and the family “autographed” their work, which will be fired in the giant kilns at Creative Fire. The Briesemesiters will return to glaze the pieces they created when finished.

Scooter Gennett Pottery

“It was really fun. Scooter was really cool and helpful with the pottery making,” said Rebecca, who is looking forward to taking a class in pottery next year at South Milwaukee Middle School. “It was amazing, everything that I had wanted it to be.”

Scooter agreed. “It was a lot of fun. Not only spending time with [Rebecca] and her family and kinda making a good Christmas gift come true, I think it was a lot of fun. For me, whenever I get to do pottery, it’s always a lot of fun. And obviously, it was for a great cause, too,” Scooter said.

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

 

Scholarship Recipients Honored at Miller Park

Tonight, we welcomed 15 Wisconsin students who will be attending college this fall with the help of the Brewers Community Foundation Scholarship Programs.

Four programs are currently being offered through Brewers Community Foundation: The Alan H. Selig Scholarship, named in honor of MLB Commissioner Emeritus Bud Selig; The Michael J. Bonan Scholarship; the Miller Park Community Scholarship Program; and the Player Scholarship Fund which this year was donated by Ryan Braun and Jean Segura.

Since the scholarship program began in 2003, 130 students have received scholarships from Brewers Community Foundation Scholarship programs. Tonight, we added 15 more.

Congratulations to the following students who comprise the Class of 2015:

The 2015 Brewers Scholarship Recipients

The 2015 Brewers Scholarship Recipients

Alan H. Selig Scholarship Recipients:

  • Jazmine Alicea
  • Brianna Cross
  • Abbey Jones
  • Ebenezer Kenae-Rudolph
  • Connor O’Neill
  • Dah Dah Poe

Player Scholarship Recipients:

  • Maleah Brody
  • Alexis Handley
  • Adriana Sanchez
  • Elexxus Welch

Miller Park Community Scholarship Recipients:

  • Michah Childs
  • Emily Thiede

Michael J. Bonan Scholarship Recipients:

  • Sam Laurishke
  • Joseph Sykora

 

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IndyCar Driver Ed Carpenter Tosses First Pitch

Tonight, we were pleased to have IndyCar driver Ed Carpenter of CFH Racing on hand to throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

Ed is in town for the this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series at the Milwaukee Mile.

This year, the Verizon IndyCar Series will pair with vintage racers from the Harry Miller Club, giving fans a view of IndyCar past and present on the historic one-mile oval.

Infield activities for all ages will be available on Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, with live entertainment in the Coors Light Music & Beer Garden, and driver autograph sessions and Q&A’s in the IndyCar Fan Village. For more information, visit milwaukeeindyfest.com.

 

 

 

“Specials by Series”for July

Rivalry-inspired fare is back at Miller Park.  As each opposing team comes to town, DNC SportService will feature “Specials by Series” near Section 223 for $10 each.

The item for the Brewers vs. Braves Series (July 6-8) is a Chicken and Waffle Sandwich:

July 6-8, Brewers vs. Braves: Chicken, waffles, poblano peach syrup, sautéed onions and peppers.   Served with chips.

July 6-8, Brewers vs. Braves: Chicken, waffles, poblano peach syrup, sautéed onions and peppers. Served with chips.

 

Looking ahead for the rest of the month, here’s what you can plan on!

Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, July 17-19: Potato & Cheese Pierogis Klement’s Polish sausage, grilled peppers and onions
Pierogi

Brewers vs. Cleveland Indians, July 21 & 22: Polish Boy Kielbasa sausage, sweet spicy BBQ sauce, shoestring fries, coleslaw

Polish Boy

Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs, July 30 – August 2: Chicago Dog Yellow mustard, neon relish, diced onions, sports peppers, pickle, tomato, celery salt

Chicago Dog

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

Congratulations, K-Rod!

Tonight, Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez was named to his sixth All-Star team, his second in a row as a Brewer.

Congratulations, K-Rod!

Tune in to FOX at 6pm CT next Tuesday, July 14 to catch K-Rod represent the Crew at the 2015 All-Star Game in Cincinnati.

7/12/15 Update: Ryan Braun was named to the 2015 All-StarTeam as a replacement by Manager Bruce Bochy. Congrats, Ryan, on your sixth All-Star appearance!

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

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