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Milwaukee Public Library Super Readers Recognized

Today we, along with the Milwaukee Public Library, were proud to honor the Super Summer Readers in a special pregame ceremony before the Brewers vs. Reds finale.

Craig Counsell poses with the 2015 MPL Super Readers.

Craig Counsell poses with the 2015 MPL Super Readers.

These youngsters visited their Milwaukee Public Library, read during the summer, and reached the highest level of the Super Reader Program: Alchella Townes, Atkinson Library; Analise Block, Bay View Library; Amaiaca Wright, Capitol Library; Vanesha Conn, Center Street Library; Vechai Chang, Central Library; Samael Meier, East Library; Andrew Calderon, Forest Home Library; Chaylin Williams, Martin Luther King Library; Cole Fulford, Mill Road Library; Serena Cardenas, Tippecanoe Library; Jazmyn Riley, Villard Avenue Library; Cam’ron Gray, Washington Park Library; and Jose Martinez Zablocki Library.

These lucky Super Readers were selected from the near 20,000 children that made reading a part of their summer vacation.

The Milwaukee Public Library thanks Brewers Community Foundation and Milwaukee Brewers Manager Craig Counsell, along with his wife, Michelle, for their generous support of the Super Reader Program.

Remember parents–the best back-to-school supply is a library card–and it’s free. Visit the Milwaukee Public Library where they help people read, learn and connect.

Congratulations, Super Readers! Keep it up!

 

FREE Gold Jersey Customization While Supplies Last!

Starting today, the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park is offering FREE customization with the purchase of a gold Brewers jersey.

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This offer is valid for any gold Brewers jersey at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic in the Hot Corner at Miller Park anytime and in Bernie’s Chalet in the Hot Corner during games. The customization must be done at the time of the jersey purchase and is available while supplies last and on in-stock items only.

Law Enforcement Night at Miller Park

Tonight is Law Enforcement Night at Miller Park as we recognize the sacrifice of officers who have fallen in the line of duty and celebrate the commitment of all past and present law enforcement personnel to keeping us safe. Before the game, honored three officers,  colors were presented by several law enforcement agencies throughout the state, and the national anthem was sung by Menomonee Falls Chief of Police Anna Ruzinski.

Law Enforcement Night

Those honored in pregame ceremonies were:

  • New London police officer Brody Erickson who went undercover to determine the extent of drug and bullying problems at New London High school. He attended classes, did his homework, and interacted with students. Officer Erickson’s work led to the conviction of two drug dealers and made students at New London High School safer.
  • Lake Delton police officer Lucas Killick who responded to a 911 Call that a man had collapsed. Upon arrival, Officer Killick determined that the man was not breathing, took immediate life-saving measures, and the man survived. Officer Killick is also very involved in numerous community projects, including the Cops for Kids program.
  • Cudahy police officer Joe Paczocha, who recently retired after serving the citizens of Cudahy for more than 30 years. During his prominent career, Officer Paczocha began a police explorer’s program for young people, a D.A.R.E. Program for Cudahy schools, and received numerous citations for outstanding service.

Anna Ruzinski

Trenton Casper, cousin of Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor Casper also threw out a ceremonial first pitch in Trevor’s honor. State Trooper Casper died in the line of duty this year and his parents, Deborah and Kevin, along with his sisters, Lauren and Olivia, are here tonight.

We sold a special ticket package for tonight’s game where $5 donation from each ticket sold goes to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in Washington, D.C. to honor fallen Law Enforcement Officials and the first 1,000 to purchase the special Law Enforcement Night ticket package received a free Challenge Coin, courtesy of Brewers Community Foundation and law enforcement ambassadors Glen Jones and Nate Catura.

-Cait
@CMoyer

Gift With Purchase Promotion at Brewers Team Store This Homestand

Starting on today, fans can receive a free Hoodie Sling Bag by Little Earth when they spend $99 or more on select women’s accessories and jewelry at any of the Brewers Team Store locations at Miller Park.
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The special gift-with-purchase promotion will run from August 28-September 3, or while supplies last. Some restrictions may apply. See stores for details.

 

 

 

 

 

BREWERS AND PICK ’N SAVE TO HOST FAN APPRECIATION EVENT TOMORROW

In advance of Fan Appreciation Weekend at Miller Park from September 18-20, the Milwaukee Brewers and Pick ’n Save are teaming up to host three events at Milwaukee area Pick ’n Save locations where fans can win tickets to the September 19 game vs. Cincinnati and other prizes, including Pick ’n Save gift cards.

The first of three events will take place tomorrow at the Pick ’n Save location at 1717 N. Mayfair Road from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Event dates and locations include the following:

Thursday, August 27

1717 N. Mayfair Road

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday, September 9

8770 S. Howell Avenue

3 – 5 p.m.
Monday, September 14

12735 W. Capitol Drive

3 – 5 p.m.

Brewers official mascots will make appearances at each event. In addition, a 2015 Chevy Trax with a special Brewers wrap will be on display at each of the three Pick ’n Save locations. The car will be randomly given away to a lucky fan as the grand prize during Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet on Saturday, September 19.

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Fans will enjoy a variety of giveaways and prizes throughout Fan Appreciation Weekend. In addition, all fans in attendance at Miller Park that weekend will receive a 2016 Brewers magnetic schedule.

On Friday, September 18, all fans will receive a scratch-off card containing prizes such as free 2016 tickets, $10 food and beverage vouchers, autographed baseballs, game-used jerseys, a $250 Brewers Team Store by Majestic shopping spree and tickets to a Club Level Suite to a 2016 game. Every fan is guaranteed to win a prize.

All fans in attendance on Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet will receive a 2015 Brewers team photo. Additionally, all fans will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win fabulous prizes, including autographed memorabilia, gift certificates to the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park and many additional prizes from team corporate sponsors (prizes subject to change).

Lastly, on Sunday, September 20, all fans in attendance of the 1:10 p.m. game will receive a Scooter Gennett Gnome, courtesy of WaterStone Bank.

Tickets for Fan Appreciation Weekend are available at the Miller Park ticket office, online at Brewers.com or by calling (414) 902-4000.

Bring School Supplies With You This Weekend for Brewers Community Foundation’s Drive For Charity

This weekend is Brewers Community Foundation Drive for Charity and we’ll be collecting school supplies during the Brewers series against the Reds.

Fans attending the games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are invited to bring new school supplies with them to Miller Park. In return, they will receive a special Brewers player pin. This weekend’s pin is of Kyle Lohse.

Lohse Pin

Fans should drop off their items from the time the gates open through the second inning of each of the games this weekend.

Fans wishing instead to make a donation of $5 can also receive the pin.

-Cait

@CMoyer

Brewers Walk-Up & Entrance Music: Updated 8/25/15

For players, the song they choose for their walk-up or entrance music is often an important decision. What brief part of a song is going to send a message to the fans—and what do I want that message to be? Do I keep the same song that I had last year? What’s the hit that is going to produce the most hits? Is it a superstitious thing, do I want fans to sing along, or do I just use my favorite song right now?

If you’re like me and you’re attuned to the tunes, you probably enjoy seeing this list each year—and updating your iPod playlists accordingly.

DID YOU KNOW? Make sure you download the free Ballpark App! In addition to check-in offers, ballpark maps, game updates and more, one of the really cool features is “Ballpark Music.” Like a song you hear? Check it out on Ballpark–and you can even download it right there! No Shazam necessary!

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2015 AT-BAT WALK-UP MUSIC

Braun – “All Day” by Kanye West

Davis –“Xxplosive” by Dr. Dre

Garza – “Toss it Up” by Tupac

Gennett – “Magic” by Future ft. T.I.

Herrera – “Las Auispas” and “ Soldado” by Juan Luis Guerra

Jungmann- “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry

Lind – “I Could Be The One” by Avicii vs. Nicky Romero

“Miami 2 Ibiza” by Swedish House Mafia & Tinie Tempah

Lohse ­– “Next Episode” by Dr. Dre

Lucroy – “Darkest Part” by Red

Maldonado – “Warriors” by Cosculluela

“Callejero” by Don Omar

Nelson – “10 Bands” by Drake

Peralta – “Ponteme Melia” by Chimbala

Perez –“Que Suenen los Tambores” by Victor Manuelle

Peterson – “A New Day” from the WWE group, A New Day

Rogers –“Hip Hop Hooray” by Naughty by Nature

Schafer – “Da Cali Anthem” by Rusko

Segura – “Que se Mueran de Envidia” by Daddy Yankee ft Paramba

2015 PITCHING ENTRANCE MUSIC

Garza – “All Eyez on Me” by Tupac

Jeffress – “Flex” by Rich Homie

Jungmann- “Cant Tell me Nothin” by Kayne West

Knebel – “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits

Lohse – “R.I.C.O” by Meek Mill

Nelson – “Wings of Icarus” by Celldweller

Peralta – “Ponteme Melia” by Chimbala

Rodriguez – “Sandunqueoso” by Tego Cableron

Smith –“Hell Yeah” by Rev Theory

The song played after wins this season is “The Days” by Avicii.

And, in case you weren’t aware, in addition to Ballpark, we do keep a list of these songs on brewers.com and try our best to update it accordingly, so you might want to bookmark this page for future reference.

So now, what about you? What’s your favorite, or most memorable Brewers at-bat song? And, if you were a player, what song might you choose as yours?

-CAIT

@CMoyer

Adam Lind Named July We Energies High-Energy Player of the Month

Adam Lind has been named the July “We Energies High-Energy Player of the Month”, receiving 37.9 percent of the fan vote. Jean Segura came in second with 28.1 percent, while Taylor Jungmann and Jimmy Nelson finished third and fourth respectively, with 21.9 percent and 12.1 percent.

This is the third time Adam Lind has been named the We Energies High-Energy Player of the Month, as he also won for April and June. Ryan Braun was named the High-Energy Player of the Month for May.

Each month, Brewers fans have the opportunity to vote for the Brewers player they feel was deserving of the We Energies High-Energy Player of the Month during the previous month of play. Fans can visit www.brewers.com/WeEnergies and choose between four finalists. Finalists are selected based on player stats, high-energy plays on the field and overall contribution to the team during the previous month. Votes from each Player of the Month voting period will be carried over to the final “We Energies High-Energy Player of the Year” vote to be held from Sept. 9 – 17.

Through the online voting campaign presented by We Energies, fans then have the chance to enter to win a number of great prizes, including Brewers game tickets or the Grand Slam Prize Pack. One lucky fan will be randomly selected to receive Field Diamond Box tickets for six guests and will participate in a pre-game ceremony on the field when the Brewers take on the Chicago Cubs on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. The winner will also receive an autographed jersey signed by the High-Energy Player of the Year, the opportunity to throw out a ceremonial first pitch and the use of a Club Level suite for a 2016 Brewers home game.

Voting for August player of the month will be open for a very limited time from Sept. 1 – 7.

Jonathan Lucroy won the We Energies High-Energy Player of the Year in 2014. Other past winners include Carlos Gomez (2013), Ryan Braun (2008 and 2012) Nyjer Morgan (2011), Rickie Weeks (2010), Craig Counsell (2009), Prince Fielder (2007) and Bill Hall (2006). For more information, please visit brewers.com/WeEnergies.

Photos from Last Night’s “Evening With Hank Aaron”

The 12th Annual “Evening With Hank Aaron,” presented by the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation, was held last night in the SKYY Lounge on the PNC Club Level at Miller Park. This year’s special guest was Joe Torre, chief baseball officer with Major League Baseball.

The “Evening With Hank Aaron” included a cocktail hour, silent auction and a sit-down dinner program featuring Hank Aaron and Joe Torre.

Here are a few photos from the event:

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The event raised funds for the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation. The foundation was created by Hank and his wife, Billye, to help children with limited opportunities and financial barriers develop their special talents and pursue their dreams. All proceeds from the evening benefit the fund and are administered locally to help children in the Milwaukee area.

-Cait

@CMoyer

Cait’s A-to-Z Guide for Tuesday’s One Direction Concert at Miller Park

On Tuesday, One Direction will make its first-ever visit to Miller Park with the 2015 “On the Road Again” tour.

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

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 show.

You may also bring your camera, but lenses cannot be longer than a driver’s license. Want to share your photos with us? Use #1DMKE on Twitter and Instagram and we may feature our favorites on the blog! Video cameras are not permitted.

CARRY-INS

Consistent with our game-day carry-in policy, fans may not bring any cans, glass containers or alcohol into Miller Park. Soda, water or juice must be in factory-sealed plastic bottles. Fans may bring food items into the stadium using appropriate containers, but only food purchased within Miller Park will be allowed into Suite areas.

Bags, purses, fanny packs or soft-sided coolers must be 16 by 16 by 8 inches or smaller and will be searched.

Hard-sided coolers are not allowed in the ballpark.

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). (See above).

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 18″ x 24″
  • 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.

FIELD ACCESS

Anyone who has seats on the floor will need to obtain a wristband to access their seating area.

We recommend allowing yourself extra time to get your wristband and get to your seat in time for the show. Wristbands can be picked up at the booths located outside the Home Plate Gate and the Hot Corner Gate from 4:00 PM until approximately 5:15 PM.  There will also be four booths inside the ballpark that will be available when the gates open (Field Level concourse near section 118, 110, 126 and in the Hot Corner near the Walls of Honor). In order to obtain a field access wristband, individuals must be present with their own field ticket. Field tickets will be marked once wristband is provided.

GATES

Gates to the ballpark will open at 5:30 p.m. The concert is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

There are five major gates at Miller Park. Avoid long lines by familiarizing yourself with the different gates around the ballpark and plan to arrive early. All attendees will be required to go through fan screening which includes walking through metal detectors.

PARKING

Parking lots will open at 4:00 p.m. Advance parking is available for $25 until Monday, July 15 at the Miller Park Ticket Office. Parking is $30 day-of-show. These fees apply to all vehicles with the exception of buses. Please note: Advance parking means securing your space early and saving $5; it does not permit you “advance” entry into the park.

For directions and a map of the lots, please click here.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION & DROP-OFF

Special Needs Drop-Off There is a Special Needs Drop-Off area; please view the map for directions.

Drop off: The Brewers do not recommend that you drop off children at Miller Park. Pick up will not be accessible on Miller Park property following the show as those streets will be closed for departing traffic only post-concert.

Taxi Cabs Taxis may drop off and pick up using the transit area located outside Helfaer Field.

For directions and a map of the lots, please click here.

RE-ENTRY

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

ROOF STATUS

The roof status is always a big question folks have when we host games or events here. Right now, however, that’s still TBD. As you know, in Wisconsin, the weather can change quickly, but we’ll do our best to keep you updated closer to the show. Be sure to follow us on Twitter ( @Brewers ) for the most up-to-date information. Open or closed, one thing is for sure–Miller Park will be rockin’!

TAILGATING

The parking lots at Miller Park will open at 4:00 p.m. and, just like at Brewers games, tailgating is permitted. Keep in mind that gates to the ballpark will open at 5:30 p.m. and the concert is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. More than 100 portable toilets will be available in the Miller Park parking lots. Parents may tailgate throughout the show if they have children attending, but do not have tickets themselves. We do not recommend that you drop off children at Miller Park. Pick up will not be accessible on Miller Park property following the show as those streets will be closed for departing traffic only post-concert.

TICKETS

Please check brewers.com/onedirection for ticket availability. Picking your tickets up at Will Call? Will Call is located at the main Miller Park Ticket Office between the Home Plate and Clock Tower entrances, and will be open starting at 9am.  Tickets will be released with proper photo identification only.

TRAFFIC

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

WILL CALL

Picking your tickets up at Will Call? Will Call is located at the main Miller Park Ticket Office between the Home Plate and Clock Tower entrances, and will be open starting at 9am.  Tickets will be released with proper photo identification only.

And there you have it–all you need to know before next Tuesday’s concert!

Are you coming to the concert? Let me know how you’re getting in the mood.

Also, don’t forget to share your photos with us using #1DMKE on Twitter and Instagram– We may feature our favorites on the blog!

-Cait

@CMoyer

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