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.
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
- 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
For additional information on Miller Park policies, please check out the Miller Park A to Z guide here.
Just like at Brewers games, there will be many concession stands open for fans to purchase food and beverage.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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’!
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.
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.
For information on freeway traffic and closures, please visit www.plan94.org.
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!
Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities, or the RBI Program, is a MLB youth baseball initiative and partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs. The RBI program was developed by former scout and Major Leaguer John Young in Los Angeles in 1989 to provide youth ages 9 to 17 the opportunity to learn and enjoy the game of baseball. Each month, we honor RBI student athletes on the diamond that portray dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership, reliability and monthly performance.
This month’s honoree is Sean Quiles.
Sean is a sophomore at Ronald Reagan High School. As a pitcher on the RBI Select League and Travel Team, Sean is a team leader and a mentor to many. Sean is disciplined and always polite towards his teammates and peers. When he’s not playing baseball, Sean enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
Thanks Sean for your passion for baseball!
Want to help support the RBI Program? It’s as simple as sending a tweet!
When a Brewers pitcher strikes out an opposing batter, make sure to jump on Twitter and tweet: #WHIFF and include our handle, @Brewers.
That’s all you have to do! Each month, if we’re in the top 7 teams, we can win anywhere from $2,500 to $10,000 for our local RBI program. AND the team with the most #Whiff tweets for the season will receive an additional $20,000 donation!
We won $40,000 last season, so keep tweeting to help us support our local program again in 2015! View the current standings at mlb.com/whiff.
I’m so excited about Miller Park’s newest photo op, a #ScooterGnome cutout in advance of the All-Fan Giveaway slated for Sunday, September 20.
I had the cutout out at batting practice today so I could show Scooter. He thought it was pretty awesome.
However, many of his teammates made the comment that it was “life-size,” so Scooter had to dispel the myth:
Don’t worry, Scoot, they’re just jealous. :)
Next time you’re at Miller Park, be sure to look for the cutout in the kids area in the right-field corner on the Field Level.
Also….I just couldn’t resist!
Today was Brewers Team Photo Day at Miller Park.
The risers were set up in the infield early this afternoon and Brewers Team Photographer Scott Paulus and his staff were on hand to take the official 2015 photo.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I was never a big fan of “picture day” back in school.
Now imagine that times 100, factoring in getting together all of the players–in uniform–along with coaches and staff….without the added bonus of a free comb. You can only hope everyone is on time and hope that nobody blinks.
Here’s a hyperlapse we took of the “event”:
You may notice a man and his little girl stepping into the shot. That’s Season Seat Holder Bryan Wygert and his daughter who received the unique opportunity to pose with the Crew:
However, Scott’s the ultimate professional and he’s been doing this for many, many years now. He know what he needs to do to get the guys in, out, and looking great each time.
All fans in attendance on Saturday, September 19 for Fan Appreciation Night will receive a copy of the team photo.
The Brewers Community Achievers Program recognizes residents throughout the state of Wisconsin each month during the season for displaying extraordinary efforts in their community.
This month’s honoree is Jeffrey Hansen. Jeffrey was recognized on the field prior to tonight’s Brewers vs. Marlins game at Miller Park and also threw out a first pitch.
Jeff noticed that during the family holidays when he would visit his loved one, 81 percent of the seniors were picked up for the weekend by their families, but many seniors were left alone, spending the holidays by themselves without a hot meal.
On Christmas Day in 1986, Community Projects for Seniors began by serving 100 meals to low income seniors who were abandoned by their family while residing in subsidize housing. As the founder and executive director of Community Projects for Seniors, Jeff’s goal is to provide joy to low-income seniors and help lessen loneliness and depression during the holidays. Today, Community Projects for Seniors serves more than 15,000 meals every year. With the help of volunteers, the free meals are delivered right to the seniors’ doorsteps so they don’t have to travel to a meal site during cold weather. Individuals served by Community Projects for Seniors know they can count on a hearty meal, a smile and a kind word from a caring volunteer.
Thank you, Jeff for your great work in the community!
Do you know someone who is a Community Achiever?
Perhaps they started a neighborhood clean-up program, volunteered to prepare meals for their elderly neighbors or even performed some feat of heroism. Nominate them today by clicking here.
All adults and school-aged children throughout the state of Wisconsin are eligible to participate in the Community Achievers Award program.
Earlier today, Brewers pitchers Corey Knebel and David Goforth, coaches Ed Sedar and Mike Guerrero and broadcaster Bill Schroeder visited The Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center for a meet & greet and Q&A with veterans, facilitated by Bill.
The event was part of several programs of the Milwaukee Brewers to reach out to the servicemen and women in our community.
The Milwaukee Brewers will host Fan Appreciation Weekend at Miller Park, Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 20 as the Crew takes on the Cincinnati Reds. Fans will enjoy a variety of giveaways and prizes all weekend long. In addition, all fans in attendance at Miller Park that weekend will receive a 2016 Brewers magnetic schedule.
Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet will take place on Saturday, September 19. Numerous prizes will be given away, and one lucky fan will win the grand prize, a 2015 Chevy Trax.
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).
On Friday, 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 a Club Level Suite to a 2016 game. Every fan is guaranteed to win a prize.
Lastly, on Sunday, 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 the Brewers ticket office at (414) 902-4000.
Last night, I was fortunate to be able to attend the “Pink Tie Guy” fundraiser at Blu atop the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee.
Led by President-Baseball Operations and GM Doug Melvin and his wife, Ellen, Pink Tie Guy is an event benefiting After Breast Cancer Diagnosis (ABCD). Breast cancer research and prevention is a cause near and dear to the Melvins’ hearts, as Ellen lost her mother, Elsie Schultz, to the disease in 1991.
Ginny Finn, Executive Director of ABCD, was on hand to speak about the importance of the cause and how grateful the organization is for support from events such as this.
A pink tie is not just a fashion statement – it’s a commitment to the fight against breast cancer. At the event, the “Pink Tie Guys,” an elite group of individuals who stepped up to the plate to contribute to the fight, were presented with custom pink bow ties from Randa Neckwear.
Attendees from the Brewers included Manager Craig Counsell, Jerry Narron, Ed Sedar, Mike Guerrero, Rick Kranitz, Lee Tunnell, Jimmy Nelson, and Jonathan Lucroy; broadcasters Bill Schroeder and Bob Uecker; and other front office executives.
In addition, this year, Commissioner Emeritus Bud Selig was named the 2015 Honorary Pink Tie Guy. Past Honorary Pink Tie Guys include Hank Aaron and Robin Yount.
Here are a few photos from the event:
Thank you to everyone who came out last night to support this very important cause.
Tomorrow, as the Brewers take on the Phillies at 6:10pm, fans will have the opportunity to donate $40 in exchange for a mystery bag, which will contain an autographed baseball signed by a Brewers player on the active roster or Brewers Manager Craig Counsell.
Brewers Wives will be stationed at tables on the Field Level concourse near Guest Relations and in the Hot Corner, selling the mystery bags until they are sold out. All proceeds will go to Brewers Community Foundation.
Today we honored former pitcher Teddy Higuera with induction into the Miller Park Walk of Fame. Teddy took part in a press conference and an on-field ceremony before today’s game. The ceremony was emceed by Bill Schroeder and afterwards, Higuera threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Higuera received 25 of 32 votes (78.1%), exceeding the threshold of 65% needed for election. In February, the Brewers announced the results of the Walk of Fame balloting as voted on by members of the media throughout Wisconsin as well as Brewers executives.
A lifetime Brewer, Higuera played nine seasons with the team. He debuted with the Brewers in 1985 and went 15-8 with a 3.90 ERA and 127 strikeouts, while finishing as the American League runner-up for Rookie of the Year. The following season, Higuera posted a 20-win season, going 20-11 with a 2.79 ERA, including 207 strikeouts and 15 complete games. He earned All-Star honors and finished second on the Cy Young Award ballot that season. Higuera followed his success by setting the franchise record for strikeouts in a season with 240 in 1987 (since surpassed by Ben Sheets’ 264 strikeouts in 2004), as he went 18-10 with a 3.85 ERA in a career-high 35 starts. Overall, he went 94-64 with 3.61 ERA in 213 career games (205 starts). He currently ranks third among franchise leaders in career wins and strikeouts (1,081).
Past inductees include Hank Aaron, Rollie Fingers, Paul Molitor, Robin Yount in 2001; Commissioner Emeritus Allan H. (Bud) Selig and Cecil Cooper in 2002; Bob Uecker and Harry Dalton in 2003; Jim Gantner and Gorman Thomas in 2004; Don Money and Harvey Kuenn in 2005; Eddie Mathews, Warren Spahn and John Quinn in 2007 (the first year that former Braves players appeared on the ballot); Lew Burdette in 2010 and Johnny Logan in 2013.
Each inductee is honored with a granite plaque that is placed into the terrace area walkway that surrounds Miller Park. The Higuera plaque is located on the outdoor plaza terrace along the left field side of the ballpark.