Sometimes, it’s good to be a follower.
As in, on Friday, February 28, from 12-5pm CT when followers of the @Brewers Twitter Account will have the chance to purchase individual game tickets before they go on sale to the general public on Saturday, March 1 in conjunction with the Brewers Arctic Tailgate event.
Here’s how it works–if you don’t already follow us on Twitter, click here and follow @Brewers. (Not on Twitter? No worries–it’s free and now is the perfect time to sign up! Just don’t blame me when you find yourself addicted to the service. #ILoveTwitter)
Then, just watch our account. Along with all of the news, insider updates and information that we normally share on Twitter, we’ll be tweeting out a special link and password that you’ll need to be able to take advantage of this special pre-sale opportunity.
Once you receive the link/password, you’ll be able to log in on Friday, February 28 from 12pm to 5pm CT, where you’ll have the chance to purchase individual game tickets to 80 home games (sorry guys, no Opening Day through this presale) before the general public gets their shot on Saturday morning. There will be an eight (8) ticket limit per game for this online sale.
So what you need to do between now and February 28:
2. Familiarize yourself with the 2014 schedule so when the time comes, you know exactly which games you want to snag. Are you going for the #Brewers14in14 All-Fan Bobblehead and/or T-Shirt games? Or maybe you’re looking to lock in your 5-County or Spring Madness dates? We’re hosting the Yankees this season and it’s Derek Jeter’s last, so maybe that’s on your wish list. View the full promotional schedule here.
So this year, you may just want to avoid the cold and camp out in front of your computer instead. Or, if you’re still planning to attend Arctic Tailgate for the camaraderie and/or your shot at Opening Day tickets*, you could also still take advantage of this opportunity while you’re waiting in line–yep, shopping online while waiting in line. Thank you, technology.
*Another option to guarantee Opening Day tickets? Go for FREE with a Brewers 10-Pack. Click here for details.
Spring Training is finally upon us!
Are you headed to sunny, Phoenix, Arizona to see the Crew in Spring Training later this month or in March? Show us your favorite photo and you could be chosen to win a Brewers prize package!
Create an original photo from Spring Training in Phoenix, Arizona. Then, tweet your photo to us on Twitter and/or post it to Instagram using hashtag #CACTUSCREW for your chance to win!
You’ll also want to make sure you follow the #CactusCrew hashtag for Spring Training news, updates and chatter!
Spring Training tickets are available at brewers.com/springtraining.
If you’re not headed to AZ this year, don’t sweat it. You can listen to, and even watch, some of the Brewers Spring Training games: click here for the complete Spring Training broadcast schedule.
Today, we announced the return of the organization’s community initiative called “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 the areas of health, education, recreation and basic needs.
“Beyond the Diamond” events this year will include “S.C.O.R.E. for Excellence Day,” hospital visits, a military luncheon, playground build, Habitat for Humanity project, and more. Each month from May through August, players, coaches and team personnel will be divided into groups to attend one of the following community outreach events:
- May 14 (Basic Needs) Habitat Build-a-thon: Brewers players, staff, alumni and Brewers Wives will assist organizers from Habitat for Humanity and residents of the local community to build a home. The event is sponsored by Brewers Community Foundation.
- May 28 (Education) S.C.O.R.E. for Excellence Day: Brewers players and alumni will visit a middle school and deliver the important message of S.C.O.R.E. T-shirts and game tickets will be given to the selected school. S.C.O.R.E., an acronym for School, Community, Opportunities, Role Models and Excellence, is the Brewers signature character education program.
- June 24 (Recreation) KaBoom Playground Build: Brewers Wives, staff and alumni will assist organizers from KaBoom and residents of the local community to build a new playground at a site to be determined. Brewers players will also attend the ribbon cutting ceremony, thank the volunteers and take group photos with volunteers and supporters. The playground build will be sponsored by players, Brewers Wives and Brewers Community Foundation
- July 11 (Basic Needs) Guest House Room Renovation: Brewers Community Foundation, Brewers players, Brewers Wives and staff will partner with the Guest House, a homeless shelter for men, to build a rainwater collection and picnic shelter for the City Cream Garden Project.
- July 26 (Recreation) RBI Tournament Visit: Players will visit the central leagues during their tournament and interact with them. Youth players will take part in a Major League Moment (joining Brewers players on the field) prior to the game and throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
- August 8 (Education) Wisconsin Humane Society PAL Graduation: Players and Brewers Wives will participate in The Humane Society’s People and Animals Learning (PAL) Graduation. PAL is a two-week summer camp for underserved Milwaukee children, ages 10-13. The kids are paired up to train a shelter dog for two weeks, along with other confidence-building and violence prevention activities. At the graduation, kids show off their new dog-handling skills and receive diplomas. Players will assist in handing out the diplomas during the graduation ceremony.
- August 22 (Health) Military Luncheon: Brewers players and alumni will have an exclusive lunch with troops and their families at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center. Each military branch will be represented.
Stay tuned to the blog for additional information on each program/event as we get closer to the dates!
In honor of Valentine’s Day tomorrow (yes, I’ll wait while you click over to another tab and hastily Google “buy flowers Milwaukee”–or better yet, choose a gift that keeps on giving by hopping over to brewers.com and purchasing a Brewers 4-Pack), we’ll be hosting a fun contest across our social media sites.
Some of the players have signed Valentine’s Day cards–the only problem is that some of their signatures might be a bit hard to decipher, save for the most savviest of fans.
Hence, we’re calling this the #BrewersSecretAdmirer Contest and we’ll be asking you to see if you can guess the sender across all of our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest). Fans will have then have the opportunity to win signed Valentine’s Day cards via Facebook and Twitter.*
So, make sure that tomorrow, in between writing love notes and munching on chocolates and candy hearts, you check out our sites to determine your “Crew Love” and possibly win an autograph!
In case you haven’t heard, the popular MLB Fan Cave will be coming back for fourth season in 2014 and once again we’re looking for some excellent “fandidates” to represent the Brewers in the Cave!
This past season, the MLB Fan Cave hosted a plethora of fan events, concerts, MLB player and celebrity appearances, as well as the Cave Dwellers who attempted to watch every game of the 2013 MLB season while chronicling their experiences online through videos, blogs and social media.
Last year, we had two Brewers fans in the running, with one cracking the top 30. And, as in the past few seasons, MLB will once again be selecting multiple fans to live the dream baseball experience inside the MLB Fan Cave while watching all 2,430 games and interacting with current and retired baseball greats, popular recording artists and entertainers and we’d love to have a Brewers fan in the mix!
The entry deadline is this Saturday, February 15. For details, click here.
For a limited time only (and just in time for Valentine’s Day!), Brewers 4-Packs are returning. The 4-Packs, which are available for purchase online only at Brewers.com/4packs, go on sale this Friday, February 14, beginning at 10 a.m. CT. The sale will continue through Friday, February 21.
With the purchase of Brewers 4-Packs, fans can guarantee seat locations for some of the most popular games of the season prior to the sale of individual tickets to the general public, which begins on Saturday, March 1 at 9 a.m. during the Arctic Tailgate.
Fans can choose from five different 4-Pack options. Three of the five plans – the Matinee Plan, the Rivals Plan and the Weekend Plan – include one All-Fan Giveaway Date, while the Double Bobble Plan includes two All-Fan Giveaway Dates (listed below). The Fan’s Choice Plan allows fans to select four games of their choice from an assortment of 34 games.
The 4-Packs range in price from $72 – $168 and are available in the Field Outfield Box, Loge Infield Box, Club 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 four games:
Location: 4-Pack Prices:
Field Outfield Box $168
Loge Infield Box $160
Club Outfield Box $160
Terrace Box $96
Loge Bleachers $92
Terrace Reserved $72
For a complete list of all five 4-Packs and/or to purchase a Brewers 4-Pack, visit brewers.com/4packs. Advance parking packages are also available for purchase. Standard shipping and handling fees apply.
Today, we announced the promotional schedule for the 2014 season.
As you already know, this schedule is highlighted by the #Brewers14in14, 14 All-Fan Giveaways planned for the 2014 season, including eight bobbleheads and six T-shirt Fridays. Additional information about this year’s All-Fan Giveaways is available at brewers.com/allfans.
In addition to the #Brewers14in14, we’ve got more in store for you, starting on Opening Day – Monday, March 31 vs. the Atlanta Braves – when all fans in attendance will receive a Brewers magnetic schedule. The 6th Annual Weather Day at Miller Park will take place during the first homestand of the season on Wednesday, April 2. On this day, the Brewers team up with Discovery World, the Mitchell Park Domes, the Milwaukee Public Museum, Ready Wisconsin and Storm Team 4 meteorologists from TMJ4 for a day of learning, baseball and fun.
The “5-County, 5-Day Celebration” will take place from April 11-15. During this time, all residents of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington and Waukesha counties can purchase select tickets at a 50% savings (excluding the Miller Lite Beerpen, All-Inclusive Areas and Uecker Seats). More great bargains are in store when the Brewers host “Spring Madness” from May 13-15, with savings of 50% on select tickets (excluding All-Inclusive Areas and Uecker Seats). For these three games against the Pittsburgh Pirates, small Pepsi products and Klement’s hot dogs will be just $1 each.
Youth players will want to be in attendance for the popular Little League Night on Monday, June 23 as the Brewers open a series against the Washington Nationals. All Little Leaguers in uniform (registered in advance through local youth leagues) will have the opportunity to parade around the warning track in a pre-game ceremony. Other popular dates at Miller Park include Boy Scout Night (July 21 vs. Cincinnati), Girl Scout Night (July 25 vs. New York-NL) and American Legion Day (August 10 vs. Los Angeles-NL).
The 16th Annual Brewers Community Foundation 5K Famous Racing SausagesTMRun/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, July 26, starting at 8 a.m. at the Klement’s Sausage Haus at Miller Park. All proceeds of the Run/Walk will support the programs of Brewers Community Foundation. For the $30 registration fee, participants receive a commemorative t-shirt, a Terrace Reserved ticket voucher good for one of eight Brewers 2014 home games, a bottle of Aquafina water, a Klement’s hot dog and a beer for participants 21 and older. The overall top male finisher and the overall top female finisher also receive a year’s worth of Klement’s meat products.
Retro Fridays will again be designated for the first home Friday game of every month. They include: April 11 vs. Pittsburgh, May 9 vs. New York-AL, June 13 vs. Cincinnati, July 11 vs. St. Louis, August 8 vs. Los Angeles-NL and September 5 vs. St. Louis. Autograph Saturdays for Kids presented by U.S. Bank®, which is designated for kids 14 and under, will return on select Saturdays throughout the season. These dates include: April 12 vs. Pittsburgh, May 10 vs. New York-AL, June 14 vs. Cincinnati, July 12 vs. St. Louis and August 9 vs. Los Angeles-NL. Prior to these games, select Brewers players and coaches will sign autographs.
In addition, the Prairie Farms Dairy Kids Base Run will take place after Sunday home games for kids 16 and under. Seniors will get their turn to round the bases following afternoon games on May 7 vs. Arizona, June 25 vs. Washington and July 23 vs. Cincinnati.
The annual Cerveceros Day is set for Sunday, August 10 vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Additional popular promotional items throughout the season include the “Plant a Tree” program on May 7, in which 7,000 fans receive a tree seedling, compliments of the Wisconsin DNR; a MillerCoors Brewers pennant on July 12; Potawatomi Brewers umbrella on August 23, and much more. Fan Appreciation Night will take place on Saturday, September 27.
So, mark your calendars, plot out your games and don’t forget that Brewers individual tickets go on sale on Saturday, March 1 at 9am!
Brewers Received National Sports Forum ADchievement Overall Award of Advertising Excellence for Third Year in a Row
I’ve been spending the last couple of days in Dallas, Texas at the National Sports Forum (NSF), the largest annual cross gathering of team sports marketing, sales, promotions and event entertainment executives – from throughout the broad spectrum of teams and leagues, (i.e. NFL, MLB, MLS, NBA, NHL, Minor Leagues, Racing, Colleges, etc.), in North America.
I’ve attended this conference for six years now and it is one of my favorites. It’ s always great to reconnect with counterparts from other teams and leagues and share ideas and best practices.
As part of the conference, the NSF also hosts the ADchievement Awards, which recognize the year’s most outstanding advertising campaigns in sports across eight categories. The competition brings in hundreds of submissions from the top teams, agencies, leagues and collegiate athletics across the industry. And, today, I am proud to share that the Brewers were selected as the recipient of the 2014 National Sports Forum ADchievement Overall Award of Excellence, marking the third consecutive season that the Brewers have received this award. In addition to the NSF ADchievement Overall Award of Excellence, the Milwaukee Brewers and Brewers Community Foundation were finalists in seven of eight categories, winning two of those categories: Best Social/Mobile Media for our 2013 10-Packs/Countdown to Opening Day (#SeeUApril1) campaign (which also won a Gold award at the 2013 PromaxBDA Sports Media Marketing Awards in New York City last November), and Best In-Stadium/In Arena for the two-minute film capturing the Milwaukee Brewers game day experience that we played in the ballpark at the start of games last season. (Click here to watch a 5-minute version.)
The #SeeUApril1 campaign was produced by our in-house marketing team. Captivate Digital Cinema, the filmmakers of the 2013 Brewers commercial campaign, worked in conjunction with our marketing team on the film. Captivate Digital Cinema, the filmmakers of the 2013 Brewers commercial campaign, worked in conjunction with the Brewers’ marketing team on the in-stadium film. Brewers Community Foundation works in partnership with 2-Story to develop its campaign efforts.
There is a tremendous amount of talent in all of the submissions we see each year at the ADchievement Awards and we’re honored to be in such great company. Kudos to our entire marketing team! The NSF wraps up tonight in Dallas; a huge thank you to the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks and Stars for hosting us–it’s been tremendous as always. Here are just a few photos I thought I’d share with y’all:
Calling all company outings, church groups, civic organizations, non-profits, school & youth groups, family reunions, birthday parties, bachelor parties and more: It is time to get your gang together and plan your Brewers outings for 2014!
The Milwaukee Brewers Group Sales Department will begin to sell group ticket packages to the general public for all home dates (except Opening Day) beginning this Wednesday at 9 a.m. Group orders of 25 or more tickets 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, March 1. 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 up to four tickets to a future game for the group leader.
The 2014 schedule features high-profile opponents making weekend appearances at Miller Park such as the Yankees, Cubs, Dodgers and Cardinals. Monday through Thursday games offer many ways to save on group tickets with prices starting at $5 for select games. The earlier a group purchases tickets, the more they save.
Prices for All-Inclusive Areas range from $48-$112 per person. These areas include the Miller Lite Party Deck, located just above the right field bleachers; the ATI Club and the Harley-Davidson Deck, both areas featuring new menus; the Gehl Club, named one of the Top 5 luxury areas in all of baseball by Forbes Travel Guide; and the Dew Deck, featuring a 25-foot high climbing wall.
Also available are 20-person and 30-person Party Suites available 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.
Plus, mark your calendars for our key large group days for 2014, such as Weather Day (April 2 vs. Atlanta), Little League Night (June 23 vs. Washington), Boy Scout Night (July 21 vs. Cincinnati), Girl Scout Night (July 25 vs. New York-NL) and American Legion Day (August 10 vs. Los Angeles-NL).
Groups can make a purchase by calling the Brewers group sales department at 414-902-GRPS (4777) or by visiting Brewers.com/groups, beginning at 9 a.m. this Wednesday.
Brewers and Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy Team Up for “Arctic Tailgate” on Saturday, March 1 at Miller Park
Two of the most anticipated annual “signs of summer” are coming together to form the perfect storm for Brewers fans, and it’s all happening in just a few short weeks at Miller Park.
Today we announced that we have set Saturday, March 1 as the date for this year’s Arctic Tailgate party, which marks the beginning of individual ticket sales at Miller Park. Individual game tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. that day. This is the eighth year that the Arctic Tailgate will mark the start of individual ticket sales.
New this year, campers in line at Miller Park will have a chance to warm up in a Leinenkugel’s heated tent. The tent will be open both Thursday and Friday from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
To celebrate the coming of summer, the first statewide serving of Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy will be available to a limited number of guests, 21 and older (NOTE: Fans must be in line at 5 pm on either Thursday or Friday to receive a wristband redeemable for one complimentary Leinenkugel product). Also, Pepsi products will be available both nights for those under 21.
In addition, the Leinenkugel’s Airstream will make an appearance at Miller Park, along with visits on Thursday and Friday from Dick Leinenkugel of the famous brewing family.
As the largest summer seasonal craft beer, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy has developed a major league following since its debut in 2007. With increasing growth year over year, Summer Shandy has become synonymous with summer and America’s pastime.
On Saturday morning (March 1), the Box Office windows will open at 9 am for the sale of individual game tickets. Grebe’s Bakery, a new partner for the Brewers this year, will get the fun started with complimentary donuts for those in line. The Klement’s Famous Racing SausagesTM, 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. FOX Sports Wisconsin and 620 WTMJ will both serve as media sponsors, and the FOX Sports Wisconsin Girls will be in attendance on Saturday.
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 March 1; 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 17, fans can visit Brewers.com and register for the chance to be selected in an Opening Day opportunity to purchase up to four tickets to Opening Day and up to eight tickets to weekend games at Miller Park this season.
Tickets for individual Brewers home games can be purchased starting Saturday, March 1 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 (set for Saturday, March 1), 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. Fans will be able to purchase tickets at the Ticket Office or by visiting Brewers.com, selecting the “Tickets” tab and then clicking on the Single Game Tickets link. For more information regarding demand-based pricing by 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. All parking prices remain the same from last season. Advance General Parking passes are available for all games and are priced at $9 with Preferred Parking at $14 per pass. Bus passes can also be obtained in advance for $35. For Opening Day, there is a purchase limit of two advance parking passes per ticket order. A complete listing of the parking prices is shown below.
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, March 1. Normal Box Office hours are from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday (beginning Monday, March 3), 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sundays.
|2014 Miller Park Parking Information|
Day of Game
Note – Day of Game parking prices for Opening Day and Saturday/Sunday games from May – August include the following: General Parking – $15; Preferred Parking – $25; Bus Parking – $50; Handicap Parking – $15.
-John and Cait
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 27. 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.