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Comedians Visit Miller Park

Comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, along with fellow comics Martin Moreno, Alfred Robles, and G. Reilly, came out to Miller Park early this afternoon to take a little batting practice and to meet with some of the Brewers players and coaches.

Iglesias, who was not at all camera shy, documented the afternoon with photos, video, tweets and Snapchats, much to my pleasure as Director of New Media:

Here are some additional photos from their afternoon at the ballpark:

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Iglesias, who also has a show called ‘Fluffy Breaks Even’ on Fuse, is in town for three shows at the Riverside (last night, tonight and tomorrow) and Coach Pat Murphy raised a good question:

For those of you scoring at home, Iglesias also joined us on the field for a first pitch back in 2014:

Everyone from the group was so kind and seemed to have a really great time. It was nice to get the chance meet them and spend some time with them this afternoon.  Good luck with the shows!

-Cait

@CMoyer

BREWERS “BEYOND THE DIAMOND” COMMUNITY INITIATIVE RETURNS FOR FOURTH YEAR IN 2016

The Milwaukee Brewers have announced the return of the organization’s community initiative, “Beyond the Diamond,” which features a series of community outreach events that will take place throughout the season.  The program is built around a partnership between Brewers players, coaches, alumni, Brewers Wives and team personnel, working hands-on in the community. The community events are funded in part by Brewers Community Foundation and focus on nonprofits providing quality programming in the areas of health, education, recreation and basic needs.

Spearheaded by Community Relations, in partnership with Brewers Community Foundation, “Beyond the Diamond” events this year will include the “Habitat for Humanity Build,” hospital and military visits, a playground build and much more.  Each month from May through August, players, coaches, alumni and team personnel will be divided into groups to attend the following community outreach events:

May 18 (Education)                Strike Out Bullying Contest Visit

Students from all public and private schools in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington and Waukesha Counties are encouraged to create a video that demonstrates a positive message to “Strike Out Bullying.”  The winning entry will receive a grand prize which includes a visit from Brewers players as well as tickets and transportation to a game for their school. Teachers can submit their team’s video via the form at brewers.com/beyondthediamond. The winning video will be selected by a panel of judges assembled by the Brewers and will be assessed on a concise and positive message that incorporates creativity and originality. Brewers players will visit a winning school to deliver an important message about bullying and its impact.  The contest winner’s class will attend the Brewers game the next day as guests of the organization. Entries are accepted until April 25.

 

June TBD (Basic Needs)         Habitat for Humanity Build

Players, wives and front office staff will assist organizers from Habitat for Humanity and residents of the local community on a house build. The event is sponsored by Brewers Community Foundation.    

July 23 (Recreation)               Brewers Block Party 

A neighborhood block party at a local park will feature player appearances, food and fun games. The event will be free, compliments of the Brewers. The location will be announced later.

August 10 (Health)                 Children’s Hospital Visit

Brewers players, alumni and wives will make bedside visits and give Brewers memorabilia to kids at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

August 14 (Recreation)          Brewers Bowling Event

Hosted by Matt Garza and his fellow teammates, fans can enjoy a unique opportunity to pal around on the pins with their favorite Brewers players, all while helping raise money for Meta House, an agency that is dedicated to helping women who are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction reclaim their lives and rebuild their families. For more information and to sign-up today, visit http://www.brewers.com/bowling

August 26 (Recreation)          KaBoom Playground Build

Players, wives and front office staff will assist organizers from KaBoom! to build a new playground at Meta House. Players will also attend the ribbon cutting, thank volunteers, hand out Brewers Buddies tickets and take group photos. The playground build is sponsored by Brewers Community Foundation.

August 31 (Education)                        Read Aloud Day

Several members of the team will visit the Milwaukee Public Library and read to kids. Each kid will receive a Brewers activity book, signed by the players in attendance.

Additional information on each program will be distributed prior to each event.

 

Cait’s A-to-Z Guide for the June 18 Kenny Chesney Concert at Miller Park

On Saturday, June 18 Kenny Chesney returns to Milwaukee as part of his 2016 Spread the Love Tour! After breaking nine attendance records and selling over 1.3 million tickets on last year’sBig Revival Tour, the King of Summer is back at it again with 13 more stadiums and an even bigger lineup in 2016 as he joins forces with the biggest female country artist on the planet in Miranda Lambert.

In addition to Chesney and Lambert, the Miller Park concert will also feature four-time Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town and emerging star Old Dominion, who broke onto the scene in 2015 with their smash hit “Break Up With Him”.

As a big country fan myself, I’ve been looking forward to this concert since we announced it last October.

And, just like you, I’m getting all geared up for the show. I’m planning my tailgate with friends, shining up my cowboy boots and I’m blasting my “Good Stuff” playlist on repeat.

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

A-to-Z Guide to the “Spread the Love” Concert at Miller Park

ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION

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.

Shuttles For the Kenny Chesney concert, several local pubs/establishments offered shuttle service. Click here for a list of shuttles that run during Brewers games. We recommend reaching out to the specific pub/establishment to confirm if they will have a shuttle for the concert.

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

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.

Buses: Please check with MCTS regarding service.

BANNERS & SIGNS

Cannot be larger than 18×24″ 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 #SpreadtheLoveTourMKE on Twitter and Instagram and we may feature our favorites on the blog! Sorry, 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.

CONCERT LIGHTS

Strobes, lasers, motion lighting and pyrotechnics will be used throughout the show.

FIELD ACCESS

  • Anyone with a SANDBAR ticket MUST ENTER the Third Base Gate at Miller Park. Upon entering with a valid Sandbar ticket, ticket holders will receive the appropriate wristband needed to access the floor and enter the sandbar area. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Anyone with a FLOOR section ticket must obtain a field access wristband to access the Floor section seating. Wristbands can be picked up at designated tables on the Field Level concourse when gates open. Each individual must be present and have a floor seating area ticket in hand. Ticket must have a valid barcode and the perforation strip intact.
  • Wristband stations will be set up outside of Miller Park at the pedestrian bridge and by the Home Plate Gate on the Miller Park Plaza from 2:30-4:30pm.
  • Wristband stations will also be set-up inside of Miller Park on the Field Level concourse near sections 110, 118, and 126 and inside of the Hot Corner Gate near the Walls of Honor, beginning when gates open (4 p.m.)

We recommend allowing yourself enough time to get your wristband and get to your seat in time for the show.

GATES

Gates to the ballpark will open at 4 pm. The concert is scheduled to start at 5 pm.

When entering Miller Park, please be sure to allow for extra time for screening process, finding seats, buying memorabilia, and getting wristband (if you have field seats).

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 2 pm.

Attendees are strongly encouraged to purchase parking in advance of the show day. Parking is available in advance for $25, and $30 day of show. Please note, parking purchases on the day of show is CASH ONLY.  Parking is available online until Friday. June 10 or at the Miller Park Ticket Office until Friday, June 17.

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 many 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, things can change quickly, but we’ll do our best to keep you updated closer t the show. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the most up-to-date information. Open or closed, one this is for sure–Miller Park will be rockin’!

SAFETY

Keep aisles clear. For your safety and those around you, we ask that you keep the aisles clear. Do not stand on seats. Standing on seats is very dangerous and will not be allowed by security.

Report problems immediately. If you need assistance please contact a Miller Park staff member or use the Guest Text Messaging system (Text “Brewers” and your issue to 69050). You may also utilize one of our two (2) Guest Services booths inside the ballpark. There is one on the Field Level behind section 116 and one on the Terrace Level behind section 419. Please do not allow someone or something to impact your experience in a negative manner and not notify us.

TAILGATING

The parking lots at Miller Park will open at 2 pm and, just like at Brewers games, tailgating is permitted. Keep in mind that gates to the ballpark will open at 4 pm and the concert is scheduled to start at 5 pm. More than 100 portable toilets will be available in the Miller Park parking lots along with restrooms at the Sausage Haus and Helfaer Field.

TICKETS

Please check brewers.com/Chesney for availability.

TRAFFIC

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

WEATHER

Check the weather and dress appropriately. Flat shoes are recommended. The field cover can be uneven to walk on with heels or flip flops. Please plan on the roof being open unless rain is in the forecast.

WILL CALL

Will Call is located at the Box Office near the Home Plate Gate. Those picking up tickets will be required to present a picture ID of the designated will call name and credit card used for the purchase. No third party WIll Call will be accepted for this event; please distribute tickets in advance.

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 #SpreadtheLoveTourMKE on Twitter and Instagram– We may feature our favorites on the blog!

See you there!

-Cait

@CMoyer

BILLY BRUTON TO BE INDUCTED INTO MILWAUKEE BRAVES HONOR ROLL

The Milwaukee Brewers and the Milwaukee Braves Historical Association will induct former Milwaukee Braves outfielder Billy Bruton into the Braves Honor Roll.  An induction ceremony will take place at Miller Park on Monday, May 16, beginning at noon at the site of the Braves Honor Roll, which is located on the Miller Park Field Level Concourse along the third base side.

William Bruton of the Milwaukee Braves in his batting stance. Photo courtesy of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

William Bruton of the Milwaukee Braves in his batting stance.
Photo courtesy of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

The lightning-quick center fielder spent eight of his 12 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Milwaukee Braves from 1953-60.  He batted .276 with 48 HR, 327 RBI and 143 stolen bases with the Braves.

Bruton became an instant fan favorite when he hit a 10th inning home run to seal the victory in the Braves’ first-ever home game on April 14, 1953 vs. St. Louis.  Bruton, who finished fourth in NL Rookie of the Year voting, led the National League in stolen bases in each of his first three seasons.  The speedster led the NL in runs (112 in 1960) and triples twice (15 in 1956 and 13 in 1960).  During the 1958 World Series, Bruton batted .412 (7-for-17) with 1 HR and 2 RBI.

Bruton finished his career with the Detroit Tigers from 1961-64.  He passed away on December 5, 1995.  Bruton family members will be attending the May 16 ceremony.

Bruton will become the 15th member of the Milwaukee Braves Honor Roll.  Previous inductees include: Warren Spahn (2004), Johnny Logan (2005), Andy Pafko (2006), Bobby Thomson (2008), Bob Uecker (2009), Felix Mantilla (2010), Eddie Mathews (2010), Joe Adcock (2011), Frank Torre (2011), Hank Aaron (2012), Del Crandall (2012), Gene Conley (2013), Joe Torre (2014) and Red Schoendienst (2015).

 

5/16/16 Update:

Today we held the ceremony at Miller Park. Here’s a look at Billy’s plaque on the Braves Honor Roll:

Photo May 16, 12 16 14 PM

 

Bring Peanut Butter With You This Weekend for Brewers Community Foundation’s Drive For Charity

This weekend marks a Brewers Community Foundation Drive for Charity with a peanut butter drive during the Brewers series against the Marlins.

Fans attending the games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are invited to bring peanut butter with them to Miller Park to support Feeding America. In return for a donation of peanut butter (or $5, they will receive a special Brewers player pin. This weekend’s pin is of Chris Carter.

Chris Carter Brewers 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

#MagneticJerseySweeps: Here’s Your Chance to Win a Custom Jersey From the Brewers Team Store

How would you like to add a FREE Brewers jersey to your wardrobe? Head over to the Brewers Team Store by Majestic in the Hot Corner at Miller Park for a chance to do just that!
Simply “customize” your own magnetic jersey on the interactive Magnetic Wall using the available numbers and letters, snap a picture, and post your photo on Twitter. Make sure to submit your post to @Brewers using #MagneticJerseySweeps for your chance to win a new Brewers Flex Base Authentic jersey from Majestic Athletic, customized to your choosing.

We’ll randomly select one winner after each homestand. That’s right. There will be 11 winners this season! Fans may enter the Brewers Team Store #MagneticJerseySweeps any day during a Brewers homestand, but please note that only one entry per person is accepted per each entry period (homestand).

Winners will be notified via their Twitter accounts. No purchase necessary to enter. See official rules for complete details, including information on the entry period and how to enter.

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Mother’s Day Promotion at the Brewers Team Store

The Brewers Team Store is here to make sure you don’t drop the ball this Mother’s Day with its second installment of the Brewers Batter Box promotion – the “Mother’s Mementos” box!

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Fans are able to assemble their own Brewers Batter Box by purchasing four different products from the following categories: any pink colored item, headwear, accessories, glassware, knit shirt and outerwear. In addition to the four products fans add to their boxes, they will also receive a free leather bracelet from Logo Art, which includes charms of the Ball & Glove logo and the MLB logo. Hurry in to make sure you get the #1 mom the #1 gift this Mother’s Day.

Each of the four items purchased must be from a separate category. Offer valid at any of the Brewers Team Store locations. While supplies last. See stores for details.

THE 2016 “VOTE BREWERS!” CAMPAIGN IS UNDERWAY!

The Milwaukee Brewers will need your help to fill the ballot boxes with All-Star votes to represent the Cream City in San Diego. Milwaukee fans year-in and year-out demonstrate that it doesn’t take the largest market to be heard as they have voted for their favorite Brewers in impressive numbers.

It’s once again time to ramp up and Vote Brewers! This season, eight Milwaukee Brewers players are featured on the ballot for the 87th Major League Baseball All-Star Game to be held on Tuesday, July 12 at Petco Ballpark in San Diego, California. This year Brewers fans will have the opportunity to show their overwhelming fan support by helping decide which players will be named to the Midsummer Classic through the exclusive, online-only Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.

Brewers players on this year’s All-Star ballot include C Jonathan Lucroy, 1B Chris Carter, 2B Scooter Gennett, SS Jonathan Villar, 3B Aaron Hill, LF Ryan Braun, CF Ramon Flores and RF Domingo Santana.

At Brewers.com, all fans voting 21 or more times for their favorite Brewers will be entered into a drawing to win a prize package that includes: four Field Box tickets to a mutually-agreed-upon game and a meet-and-greet with six-time All-Star Ryan Braun.  There is a maximum of 35 votes per email address, including a maximum of five valid ballots cast in any 24-hour period .

More information and rules may be found at Brewers.com.

Those visiting Miller Park are encouraged to vote early and often via an online ballot station at the All-Star Polling District, set up during Brewers home games in the right-field corner of the Field Level concourse (by the U.S. Cellular® Power Playground). In-park balloting at Miller Park has begun and continues through Thursday, June 30. Fans who vote at the online-stations at Miller Park will be eligible to win daily prizes.

The Vote Brewers! campaign will feature event staff decked out at home games in promotional T-shirts, and signage along the Miller Park fascia and behind the plate. In addition, media partners FOX Sports Wisconsin and Newsradio 620 WTMJ will be promoting the initiative on broadcasts, and the World Famous Klement’s Racing SausagesTM will help distribute voting information around the city.

Both the National League and American League teams will have eight fan-elected starters. The pitchers and reserves for both will be determined through a combination of “Player Ballot” choices and selections made by the two All-Star managers.

Fans can vote for the Major League All-Stars online at Brewers.com through Thursday, June 30 at 10:59 p.m. CT.

 

Brewers Offer Flash Sale; Tickets Available Today Only for $4.26 Beginning at 9am

Blink twice and you might miss it. For one day and one day only, the Milwaukee Brewers are having a flash sale where they will offer tickets for just $4.26 for the May 2 through 4 contests against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Fans can enjoy an incredible savings during the flash sale courtesy of U.S. Cellular®.

Beginning today at 9:00 a.m. CT, tickets in the Loge Outfield, Loge Bleachers and Terrace Box sections for the May 2-4 contests against the Angels will be available for $4.26. This offer is available exclusively online at brewers.com/flashsale. Fans can retrieve the discount by simply entering the password FLASH.

There is a limit of eight (8) tickets per game and inventory is available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. Tickets will be delivered digitally, where fans can print their tickets at home or directly gain entry into the yard via the Ballpark App.

This offer expires at 11:59 p.m. CT tonight or when supplies are exhausted.

BREWERS PARTNER TICKET PACKAGES RETURN FOR 2016

Today we’re pleased to announce the return of three exciting ticket packages for the 2016 season. Fans can take advantage of great savings on Brewers tickets and check out some of the hottest summer attractions in the Milwaukee area, including the Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular®, the Milwaukee County Zoo and Summerfest.

$15 Fair Days Double Play

For just $15, fans will receive one Terrace Reserved ticket to select Brewers games during the 2016 season and one general admission ticket to the Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular®, August 4-14.  For more information, visit brewers.com/statefair.  This offer is only available until Sunday, August 14.

 

Brew Crew & the Zoo

For just $20, fans can get one Terrace Reserved ticket to select Brewers games and one 2016 adult admission ticket to the Milwaukee County Zoo, plus a free Brew Crew & the Zoo lunch cooler. For more information, visit brewers.com/zoo. This offer expires on Tuesday, August 30. The Zoo tickets are valid through December 31, 2016 and not valid in conjunction with any other offer.

 

Rock the Ballpark

For just $24, fans can get a ticket package that includes one Terrace Reserved ticket to select 2016 Brewers games and one Summerfest General Admission ticket, valid any time during Summerfest 2016, June 29-July 3 & July 5-10. For more information, visit brewers.com/summerfest.  This limited offer ends Monday, June 27.

 

All packages are on sale now and will be available at brewers.com/fanvalues, at the Miller Park Box Office or by phone at (414) 902-4000. Packages must be preordered as they will not be available on the same day as the game.

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