Earlier this week the equipment truck was loaded up, heading to Arizona for Spring Training and today, we had another sign that baseball season truly will be here soon: our pocket schedules have gone to print!
Even in this digital age where pretty much any information you’re looking for is accessible by a tap of the finger, there is still something so great about actually holding that pocket schedule in your hand and plotting out all the fun you’ll have at Miller Park this summer.
I had the chance to stop by Delzer Lithograph in Waukesha to check out the printing and folding process, which was quite interesting!
Delzer will print over 2 million pocket schedules this year and between distribution at Miller Park and via some of our partners, they’ll be blanketing Wisconsin in the coming weeks.
Check it out:
For a limited time only, Brewers 4-Packs are returning. The 4-Packs, which are available for purchase online only at Brewers.com/4packs, go on sale today, Friday, February 12, 2016, beginning at 10 a.m. The sale will continue through Sunday, February 21.
Fans will be able to choose from five great 4-Pack options, including the popular Weekend Plan. Brewers 4-Packs include many of the most anticipated games of the 2016 season. Three of the four set plans include at least one Giveaway date. The new Double-Bobble Plan guarantees fans a Vintage Bobble in a 1980s Uniform and a Jimmy Nelson Bobble. Back by popular demand, the Fan’s Choice Plan allows fans to select four games of their choice from an assortment of 38 games.
The Fan’s Choice Plan allows you to pick out four games from a list of 38 possible dates that are most convenient for you. The plan offers several great matchups including the Thursday, June 9 contest against the National League champion New York Mets, multiple games against the division-rival St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs and Interleague contests against the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels. This plan also contains the Craig Counsell Bobble on Sunday, August 14.
Brewers 4-Packs range in price from $60 – $168 and are available in the Field Outfield Box, Club Outfield Box, Loge Infield Box, Loge Outfield Box, Terrace Box, Loge Bleachers and Terrace Reserved seat locations. All tickets are subject to availability while supplies last. Pricing is as follows and includes one ticket to each of four separate games:
Location: 4-Pack Prices:
Field Outfield Box $168
Club Outfield Box $168
Loge Infield Box $168
Loge Outfield Box $136
Terrace Box $100
Loge Bleachers $96
Terrace Reserved $60
Standard shipping and handling fees apply. Advance parking packages are also available. To view the plans and/or make a purchase, please visit Brewers.com/4packs. For information on all other ticket plans, call (414) 902-HITS (4487).
This Valentine’s Day, we’re asking you to share your love for the Crew for your chance to win a Valentine’s Day card signed by a current Brewers player.
Here’s how it works:
Log in to Twitter and tell us who your favorite Brewers player of all time is and why using the hashtag #BrewCrewLove and we’ll randomly pick fans to receive a Valentine’s Day card from a member of the current team, such as Jonathan Lucroy, Jimmy Nelson, Will Smith and more!
Past, present, mascot, All-Star or here for a cup of coffee–there is no wrong answer as long as you have a good reason for your love!
For example, for me, my first true #BrewCrewLove was Jamey Wright. Jamey was a pitcher for us right around the time I really started seriously following baseball. I had the chance to meet him during an autograph session and he was really nice, too!
So who was your first #BrewCrewLove? Maybe it was Paul Molitor or Robin Yount. Or maybe you have a current #BrewCrewLove you want to share. Just tell us in 140 characters or less (and attach a photo if you have one!) and you might be randomly selected to get a Valentine’s Day card from the Crew.
My current #BrewCrewLove? You–the fans! We truly do have the best fans in all of baseball.
Happy Valentine’s Day, readers! I love you all!
This morning, group tickets went on sale to the general public for all home dates (except Opening Day). Group orders of 25 or more have prices starting as low as $5 per person for designated dates and can be ordered by calling the group sales department at 414-902-GRPS (4777).
Groups at Miller Park enjoy the advantage of locking in their seating locations before individual tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday, February 27. Some of the benefits for group outings at Miller Park include name recognition on the Miller Park scoreboard, block seating in a preferred location, no per ticket handling fees and two Group Leader tickets to a future game.
The 2016 schedule features high-profile opponents making appearances at Miller Park such as the New York Mets, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals. Group tickets are an excellent way for fans to experience a ballgame on a budget. The earlier a group purchases tickets, the more they save.
Prices for All-Inclusive Areas range from $39-$112 per person. These areas include the Miller Lite Deck, located just above the right field bleachers; the ATI Club, located on the field level giving you a player’s view of the action; the Gehl Club, which was named one of the top five luxury areas in all of baseball by Forbes Travel Guide; the Associated Bank Check Deck, perched above the Brewers bullpen; and the Dew Deck, featuring a 25-foot high climbing wall. In addition, for those fans looking to sample the All-Inclusive Areas they can now purchase the AIA Tour Package. For $299 fans will receive one game in each of the five All-Inclusive Areas for select dates. More details can be found at Brewers.com/allin.
Also available are 20-person and 30-person Party Suites for single game rental, which offer open-air seating, a private lounge that features a wet bar and in-house flat panel HD televisions, as well as complete food and beverage service from DNC Sportservice.
Key large group days for 2016 are Weather Day (April 21 vs. Minnesota), Girl Scout Night (June 24 vs. Washington), Little League Night (June 28 vs. Los Angeles), Boy Scout Night (July 25 vs. Arizona), and American Legion Day (August 14 vs. Cincinnati).
Groups can make a purchase by calling the Brewers group sales department at 414-902-GRPS (4777) or by visiting Brewers.com/groups.
Today we announced the full 2016 promotional schedule. This season’s jam-packed calendar is filled with 14 All-Fan Giveaways, three brand new All-Kid Giveaways, the return of the Brewers Postgame Concerts and much, much, more.
Six bobbleheads, a Bob Uecker Talking Alarm Clock and the addition of three All-Kid Giveaways highlight the list of items that will be given away at Sunday afternoon contests at Miller Park this season. In addition, the Brewers will continue Free-Shirt Fridays for the third straight year. Seven different T-shirts will be given away throughout the season, including one at every Friday home game at Miller Park from June through August. The T-shirt designs were chosen as part of an online vote and were revealed on stage at Brewers On Deck. Additional information about this year’s All-Fan Giveaways is available at Brewers.com/allfans.
|2016 All-Fan Giveaway Dates at Miller Park|
|1980s Vintage Brewer Bobblehead||April 10||Houston Astros||Chevrolet|
|Ryan Braun Franchise Home Run Leader Bobblehead||May 1||Miami Marlins||U.S. Cellular®|
|Bernie’s Chalet T-Shirt||June 10||New York Mets|
|Barking BobbleHank||June 12||New York Mets||Palermo’s Frozen Pizza|
|Camo Ball & Glove T-Shirt||June 24||Washington Nationals||Hupy and Abraham|
|Greg Vaughn ‘90s Bobblehead||June 26||Los Angeles Dodgers||Pepsi|
|Hank Aaron Shirsey||July 8||St. Louis Cardinals||94.5 KTI Country|
|Bob Uecker Alarm Clock||July 10||St. Louis Cardinals||Toyota|
|Retro Royal T-Shirt||July 22||Chicago Cubs||ORBIS Corporation|
|Brew Crew Bottle Cap T-Shirt||July 29||Pittsburgh Pirates||Master Printwear|
|Jimmy Nelson Bobblehead||July 31||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Milwaukee Icons T-Shirt||August 12||Cincinnati Reds||Wisconsin Harley-Davidson®|
|Craig Counsell Player/Manager Bobblehead||August 14||Cincinnati Reds||Klement’s Sausage|
|MKE Home T-Shirt||August 26||Pittsburgh Pirates||Xperience Fitness|
New for the 2016 season is the addition of Kids Eat Free Sundays. Every Sunday home game, all kids 14 and under will receive a voucher upon entrance to Miller Park good for a free hot dog, apple slices and a bottle of water. If that wasn’t enough, the Brewers are excited to also announce three All-Kid Giveaways this year. All kids 14 and under who are in attendance will receive a Jonathan Lucroy Replica Jersey on May 15, courtesy of Kwik Trip, a Paint-Your-Own Bernie Bobblehead on May 29 and a Jonathan Lucroy Chest Protector Backpack on August 28, also courtesy of Kwik Trip.
Thanks to the success of last season’s inaugural series, the Brewers are proud to host two Postgame Concerts in 2016. On Saturday, May 14, the Brewers will welcome one of the music industry’s hottest stars to Miller Park as multi-Platinum pop artist Andy Grammer will perform a full-length, free postgame concert, courtesy of Pick ‘n Save, following the Crew’s matchup with the San Diego Padres. Then on Saturday, August 27, country music star Kip Moore will take the stage following the Brewers vs. Pirates game, presented by 94.5 KTI Country.
In addition to the many giveaways at the yard this year, the Brewers will bring back the 5-County, 5-Day Celebration, Spring Madness (414), Student Nights, Miller High Life Mondays and Kids and Senior Citizens Discount Days.
Fans in the region will want to head to Miller Park from April 20-24, as residents of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington and Waukesha Counties can purchase half-price tickets during the team’s annual 5-County, 5-Day Celebration.
Another great deal for fans comes around Memorial Day weekend, May 27-30 as Spring Madness (414) returns. Fans can save 50% on select seats while enjoying special “414” concession pricing with $4 16oz beers, $1 hot dogs & small sodas and $4 nachos.
Fans looking for start-of-the-week fun will want to check out the return of Miller High Life Mondays, which feature a new lower price this year. Terrace Reserved tickets are just $6 for all Monday home games with a 6:20 p.m. start time, courtesy of Miller High Life.
Also returning in 2016, most weekday afternoon home game kids 14 and under and seniors 60+ save 50% on tickets on Kids and Senior Citizens Discount Days.
Students are also invited to take in the fun with a great deal as every Friday home game is a Student Night, where those in high school and college can purchase $10 Terrace Reserved or $15 Loge Bleachers tickets. On top of that, students can enjoy a special $3 Happy Hour menu – featuring hot dogs, nachos, soda and beer – through the end of the first inning.
The complete 2016 promotional schedule is available at brewers.com/promotions.
With that pesky groundhog predicting six more weeks of winter, it is easy for us Wisconsinites to get a case of severe cabin fever.
But one sign that Old Man Winter is on his way out is the annual packing of the Brewers equipment truck for Spring Training.
What was once a simple job, is now an event that is the unofficial start to Spring Training and an event that has everyone thinking Brewers Baseball. Equipment Manager Jason Shawger and Manager of Team Travel and Clubhouse Operations Matt Smith and their staff have planned this day for months, working on inventory of equipment and organizing all the gear to make sure today’s pack goes without a hitch.
The truck is leaving Miller Park today, packed full with everything the Brewers will need to run the operation at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix.
This morning, the Brewers mascots were on hand to help with the loading process, which includes 20,000 pounds of equipment, totaling over 15,000 pieces.
The truck is scheduled to arrive in Phoenix on Friday and will be unpacked Saturday. Pitchers and catchers report to camp Friday, February 19 and the first official workout is Thursday, February 25. Soon enough, the pictures on this blog and the rest of our social media channels be showing Brewers players at camp, working out. Green grass and sunshine are just around the corner.
Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, so that means spring is almost here and the Brewers are getting into full swing for 2016. Another sign of spring is the annual Arctic Tailgate at Miller Park, an event to mark the first opportunity for fans to purchase individual game tickets for the 2016 season.
The Milwaukee Brewers have set Saturday, February 27 as the date for this year’s Arctic Tailgate, with individual game tickets on sale at 9 a.m. that day.
Before the box office windows open at 9 a.m., The Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages, Bernie Brewer and Brewers alumni players will be on hand to greet fans all morning. The first 2,000 fans in line will receive a hot dog and soda, compliments of Klement’s, Pepsi and Sportservice, as well as an Arctic Tailgate T-Shirt. Grebe’s Bakery will also supply donuts for hungry fans. FOX Sports Wisconsin and 620 WTMJ support the event as well. NOTE: Online and phone sales for individual games also begin at 9 a.m. on February 27.
Please note the following safety regulations for the Arctic Tailgate. Participants will not be permitted to set up camp prior to noon on Thursday, February 25. No hand-made or hand-built shelters shall be permitted. No shelters made of cardboard or wood will be permitted. Shelters with a footprint greater than 100 square feet are not permitted unless otherwise approved by the Brewers. Miller Park power sources are not available for public use and gas generators are not permitted on the property. Only State-Approved gas/propane heating/grilling units with fuel-valve turn-offs and self-contained charcoal/wood units are permitted; provided, however, that they must be a minimum distance of 25 feet from the building or shelters. Activity and items permitted on the premises are subject to the approval of the Brewers. The Brewers reserve the right to remove any shelter, items, or individuals from the property.
Only a very limited number of tickets for Opening Day will be available at this event (note: the Miller Park Box Office will be the only place where fans will be able to purchase individual Opening Day tickets on February 27; no phone or online orders will be accepted). Each fan will be limited to a maximum of four tickets for Opening Day, based on availability. Meanwhile, through Monday, February 15, fans can visit Brewers.com/opportunity and register for the chance to be selected in an Opening Day opportunity to purchase up to four tickets to Opening Day as well as register for the Weekend Games Presale (Friday-Sunday) at Miller Park this season.
Tickets for individual Brewers home games can be purchased starting Saturday, February 27 at 9 a.m. at the Miller Park Box Office, at Brewers.com or by calling (414) 902-4000 (or 800-933-7890).
Demand-based pricing, which provides the best ticket value for fans, will return for all Brewers games this season. The pricing will be implemented in almost all of the Miller Park seating categories (excluding All-Inclusive Areas, Suites, and the Uecker Seats).
Beginning with the first day of individual game sales, pricing for all 81 games is subject to change. Fans should be reminded that they will usually receive the lowest price when they purchase their seats early. For more information regarding demand-based pricing for specific games, fans can visit Brewers.com/tickets.
Fans will also be able to purchase parking passes in advance for all home dates at Miller Park including Opening Day. Advance General Parking passes are available for all games.
In addition to the Miller Park Ticket Office, fans will be able to buy tickets and parking at Brewers.com or by phone at (414) 902-4000. The Miller Park Ticket Office will be open until 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 27. Beginning February 28, normal Box Office hours are from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday), 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sundays (with extended hours on game days).
Thanks to the success of last season’s inaugural series, the Brewers are proud to announce two Postgame Concerts in 2016. On Saturday, May 14, the Brewers will welcome one of the music industry’s hottest stars to Miller Park as multi-Platinum pop artist Andy Grammer will perform a full-length, free postgame concert, courtesy of Pick ‘n Save, following the Crew’s matchup with the San Diego Padres. Then on Saturday, August 27, country music star Kip Moore will take the stage following the Brewers vs. Pirates, presented by 94.5 KTI Country.
Both shows are FREE to all fans with a valid ticket for that night’s contest and will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the game.
Beginning tomorrow at 9 a.m., fans can guarantee their spot through a special Postgame Concert presale at brewers.com/concerts. For $89, fans can purchase a special VIP Ticket Package that includes a Club Outfield Box seat for the game and a Field Pass for the postgame concert. On-field passes are extremely limited, and the only way to guarantee field access is through this special VIP Package. An option to purchase a $49 ticket in Loge Infield Box is also available.
This special presale will remain open through next Friday, February 12 at 11:59 p.m. CT. However, quantities are limited, so fans are asked to act quickly to guarantee their spot.
From hustling street performer to Platinum-selling recording artist, Andy Grammer’s ascent to stardom has been nothing short of remarkable. The 32-year-old singer/songwriter has gone from relative unknown to industry icon performing alongside Taylor Swift, Train and Colbie Caillat in just a few years’ time. With his 2011 self-titled debut album, Grammer became the first male pop star in a decade to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles, “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me,” certified Platinum and Gold respectively. Grammer would reach even greater heights with the release of his second album, Magazines or Novels, which featured the #1 smash-hit, “Honey, I’m Good.” One of the best-selling songs of 2015, “Honey I’m Good” achieved Triple-Platinum status and soared into the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Grammer would continue his success with the release of his chart-topping song, “Good to be Alive (Hallelujah),” the second single off his deluxe edition of Magazines or Novels.
After a busy 2015 that included joining the cast of Dancing with the Stars as well as live performances on Good Morning America, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Game 1 of the World Series, Grammer is looking forward to continuing his emergence as one of the music industry’s hottest stars with an even bigger 2016.
Singer/songwriter Kip Moore quickly established himself as one of country music’s premier rising stars when he shot out of the gate with his debut album Up All Night spawning three number one smash hits including “Beer Money,” the Platinum certified “Hey Pretty Girl,” and Moore’s Double Platinum breakout hit “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck.”
A relentless road warrior, multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Kip Moore recently kicked off the second leg of his Wild Ones Tour that will include a string of headlining dates in the UK and Ireland as well as shows scheduled in Australia for the first time. Moore’s new single “Running For You” was heralded by Billboard as “a career song from the album” and was the most added song in country radio in its debut week. The single is taken from Moore’s critically-acclaimed second album Wild Ones – declared by Huffington Post as “one heck of an album… set to produce hit after hit after hit” while Entertainment Weekly proclaims it “reaches for the stadium’s nosebleeds.”
All fans who purchase tickets to either game will automatically have access to that night’s free postgame concert. Single-game tickets will be priced according to the Brewers’ demand-based pricing model, and will be available when 2016 single-game tickets go on sale.
To access the presale, fans can go to brewers.com/concerts beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow. Season ticket packages including both postgame concerts, Opening Day and All-Fan Giveaways are on sale now. For additional tickets and other info, fans can call (414) 902-4000 or visit Brewers.com.
Brewers Community Foundation’s 18th Annual 5K Famous Racing SausagesTMRun/Walk will be held at Miller Park on Saturday, July 30, starting at 8 a.m., rain or shine. Registration is now available online at brewers.com/5krunwalk.
This 2016 event features an all-new route that will once again make its way around the warning track of Miller Park. In addition, participants will get to test their skills against the Klement’s Famous Racing SausagesTM, as they also run the course.
All participants must pre-register and the event is expected to sell out quickly. It is recommended that those interested register early. The cost is $30 for registrants until April 30, and $35 for those registering between May 1 and the close of registration on July 28 (or upon sell-out). As part of the registration fee, participants in the Run/Walk receive a commemorative T-shirt, a Terrace Reserved ticket voucher and much more.
When registering to participate, fans are encouraged to set up a fundraising page to support Fisher House Wisconsin. Anyone who contributes $25 or more will receive a Brewers bobblehead and will be automatically entered in a drawing to win a Brewers autographed baseball. Those who raise at least $1,500 will qualify to win the Grand Prize, which includes a Club Level Suite and an opportunity to throw out a first pitch at a 2016 Brewers game. Please note that the Run/Walk registration fee cannot be applied toward personal fundraising levels.
Fisher House provides a “home away from home” for military and veterans’ families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee. Veterans and their families living beyond 50 miles from the Milwaukee VA hospital are eligible to stay for free at the Fisher House if they need to overnight. The Fisher House program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and ensures that they are provided with the comforts of home in a supportive environment. The future Milwaukee home will be one of the largest built in the United States. Fisher House Wisconsin is scheduled to open in April of 2016. Brewers Community Foundation has donated over $270,000 in the past four years to benefit this worthy organization.
Complete race details can all be found at brewers.com/5krunwalk. Any questions regarding the 5K Famous Racing SausagesTM Run/Walk or the fundraising component can be directed to Tim Brever at firstname.lastname@example.org.