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#BrewersSnowballFight Breaks Out; 9 Days ‘Til We Trade Snowballs for Baseballs!

Last night, a #BrewersSnowballFight broke out on Twitter, with Kyle Lohse launching a sneak attack:

It quickly spread from there:

 

Fans are encouraged to join in the fun by retweeting and tagging their friends. No need to wait ’til you get hit, go on the offensive!

On Instagram, fans can join in the fun by tagging their friends in the comments:

The snowballs are also flying over on Facebook, where you can simply share our post and tag your friends to keep it going:

Plus, we had to GIF it:

#BrewersSnowballFight

Behind the scenes, this was a really fun video to shoot. Well, for me, anyway. We were able to bring these guys out to Helfaer Field when they were in town for Brewers On Deck and since they hail from California (Lohse), Florida (Fiers) and Georgia (Smith), they weren’t quite used to the snow and cold. Also, Will and Kyle weren’t wearing the ideal footwear for the task…. but it all worked out!

We had a special frame built to hold a piece of plexiglass, placed our GoPro behind it, made a bunch of snowballs and let ‘em have it.

All in a days work: Helping make the perfect snowballs for the #BrewersSnowballFight.

All in a days work: Helping make the perfect snowballs for the #BrewersSnowballFight.

Then, they let me have it:

….and I was caught off guard because I was too busy shooting additional footage on my phone, such as this photo which captures what I believe to be precisely the moment they decided to hit me:

Will Smith, Mike Fiers and Kyle Lohse, plotting their attack. #PoorCait

Will Smith, Mike Fiers and Kyle Lohse, plotting their attack. #PoorCait

It was all in good fun though; we were able to produce some cool videos and give Brewers nation one more fun thing to build excitement and help pass the time until Opening Day.

And the good news is that these guys will be trading their snowballs for baseballs very soon. Pitchers and catchers report in just 9 days!

-Cait

@CMoyer

Spring Training Equipment #TruckDay at Miller Park Means Baseball Is Right Around the Corner

With a big snow storm dropping up to 10” on snow on us earlier this month and 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. Here are some more photos from today’s event:

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Empty #Brewers clubhouse at Miller Park. It's all on the truck. #TruckDay

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Another thing on a lot of folks’ minds this year when thinking about Spring Training is Hank the Ballpark Pup. It’s been almost a year now since Hank first wandered into our Spring Training facility and changed our lives—and the lives of many other stray animals— forever.

Many people have been inquiring as to whether or not Hank will be making a return trip to Arizona this year. The answer is no, he will not.

However, in his place, Hank did send along a care package to his friends at the Arizona Humane Society. Those boxes were loaded onto the truck today as well:

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The truck is scheduled to arrive in Phoenix on Sunday and will be unpacked Monday. Pitchers and catchers report to camp Friday, February 20 and the first official workout is Thursday, February 26.  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.

 -Cait

@CMoyer

 

Enjoy this photo gallery from today’s event at Miller Park and keep thinking Spring!

Group Tickets On Sale Tomorrow

Group ticket packages will go on sale to the general public for all home dates (except Opening Day) beginning tomorrow, Thursday, February 12 at 9 a.m.  Group orders of 25 or more have prices starting as low as $9 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 28. 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 2015 schedule features high-profile opponents making appearances at Miller Park such as the Kansas City Royals, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals.  Monday through Friday and select weekend games offer many ways to save on group tickets with prices starting at $9.  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; 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 2015 are Weather Day (April 23 vs. Cincinnati), Little League Night (June 16 vs. Kansas City), Boy Scout Night (August 3 vs. San Diego), Girl Scout Night (July 31 vs. Chicago-NL) and American Legion Day (August 9 vs. St. Louis).

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 Thursday, February 12.

 

BREWERS RECEIVE NATIONAL SPORTS FORUM ADCHIEVEMENT OVERALL AWARD OF ADVERTISING EXCELLENCE FOR FOURTH YEAR IN A ROW

Greetings from Cincinnati, where I’m in town for the National Sports Forum, the largest annual cross gathering of the top sports marketing, sales, promotions and event entertainment executives from throughout the broad spectrum of teams and leagues, (i.e. MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, MLS Minor Leagues, Racing, Colleges, etc.) in North America.

I’m pleased to tell you that today, we were selected as the recipient of the 2015 National Sports Forum ADchievement Overall Award of Excellence.

Excellence

The NSF ADchievement Awards recognize the year’s most outstanding advertising campaigns in sports. The competition brings in hundreds of submissions from the top teams, agencies, leagues and collegiate athletics across the industry.  This marks the fourth 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 one of those categories: Best Social/Mobile Media.

SOCIAL AWARD

We’re very honored to be the recipients of these awards, especially among the stiff competition from the best and brightest minds in the sports business. It is definitely a testament to our marketing team, so congrats to Teddy Werner, Kathy Schwab, Jeff Harding, Molly Arndt, Drew Alexander, Evan Entler and Brittany Luznicky for continuing to not only set, but raise the bar.

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

 

 

MILWAUKEE’S SMOKE SHACK AND HOLEY MOLEY, PLUS ENHANCED Wi-Fi ARE AMONG NEW ADDITIONS TO MILLER PARK IN 2015

Today, we announced plans for several new additions to Miller Park, including the arrival of local food favorites Smoke Shack and Holey Moley. Smoke Shack – a slow-smoked barbeque restaurant – will be located on Miller Park’s Plaza Pavilion, and Holey Moley – Milwaukee’s only craft doughnut shop – will be along the first base side of the Field Level concourse.

Additional upgrades at Miller Park include a Season Seat Holder Headquarters, a Loge Level Ticket and Guest Relations Kiosk, enhancements to the JCI Club Patio, new food options at concession stands and increased Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the ballpark. These projects are in addition to the Selig Experience, which was announced in December.

“Each year we look to bring new amenities to Miller Park to enhance the overall ballpark experience,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “We are excited to introduce new and unique dining options this year, along with a designated headquarters for season seat holders, improved connectivity and additional attractions for our fans. Combining these additions with the new Selig Experience, we are confident that the fan experience at Miller Park will continue to be among the best in all of sports.”

Details about the new additions and projects at Miller Park include the following:

Smoke Shack

Smoke Shack at Miller Park

  • A slow-smoked barbeque restaurant, Smoke Shack will bring a selection of their menu to Miller Park, offering fans a variety of regional sauces to accompany their dry-rubbed barbeque that’s smoked to perfection. Smoke Shack will offer four options from their menu including three “sammiches” and an appetizer-style dish. The menu will also offer three sides to accompany the main selections. Menu items include Kansas City BBQ eggrolls, Smoked Chicken sammich, Carolina Pulled Pork sammich, BBQ Seitan sammich, and more. (For point of reference, Smoke Shack will be located next to AJ Bombers, which was new to Miller Park last season.)

Holey Moley Coffee and Doughnuts

Holey Moley at Miller Park

  • Holey Moley coffee and doughnuts offers a variety of craft doughnuts including cake, yeast raised, filled, fritters and more. A secret new specialty doughnut sandwich and Brewers-themed doughnuts will debut at the Miller Park location. Locally-roasted, freshly-brewed Hawthorne coffee will also be available.

Season Seat Holder Headquarters

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  • Located on the Field Level concourse along the first-base side, the Season Seat Holder Headquarters project involves the creation of a new 350-square-foot meeting area. Conveniently located for Season Seat Holders to meet their account executives face to face, the space will also serve as a distribution point for gifts and other items. The headquarters area will provide opportunities for all fans to inquire about the outstanding benefits involved in being a Brewers Season Seat Holder.

Loge Level Ticket and Guest Relations Kiosk

  • The Brewers ticket office will be opening up a Loge Level Ticket and Guest Relations Kiosk during all home games for the 2015 season and beyond. The kiosk will supplement the Field Level ticket window by allowing fans to purchase tickets to future games while they attend home games. This kiosk will also be an aid for guest relations during the games, offering assistance to fans. The kiosk will be located on the Loge Level behind sections 221-222.

JCI Club Patio Enhancement

  • The JCI Club Patio, which is located on the Club Level along the left-field line, will undergo a facelift for the 2015 season. Improvements include brand new tables and chairs on the patio as well as removing and re-facing countertops.

Concessions Stands

  • Also new for 2015 will be several food options – created by Miller Park’s concessionaire, Delaware North, located in various concessions stands throughout the ballpark. In addition to the standard ballpark fare and other creative returning offerings, Delaware North will unveil items for 2015 such as bratchos (see below), bacon on a stick, Italian rope sausage, street tacos, and loaded tater tots, just to name a few. Bratchos is an epic combination of Klement’s sausages, kettle chips, cheese, fried sauerkraut, jalapenos and sour cream, all served in a cool Klement’s Racing Sausage bucket. In addition, baked potatoes will be featured in additional locations, with new topping options.

Increased Wi-Fi Connectivity

  • Throughout the offseason, the Brewers IT department has worked to improve mobile connectivity throughout the stadium, allowing fans to access social media faster and connect with friends more easily. (NOTE: While Wi-Fi service is being significantly enhanced, there will still be limitations on capacity, especially during high-attendance games).

Selig Experience (opening mid-season)

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  • Previously announced, the “Selig Experience” will be located on Miller Park’s Loge Level in the left-field corner. A highlight of the attraction will be a multimedia presentation that tells the story of former Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig’s role in saving Major League Baseball in Milwaukee, his successful efforts to bring the Brewers to the city, and his tireless efforts to promote and grow the game in his hometown.
  • Miller Park already is known as a premier destination for baseball fans, and the Selig Experience will take that to the next level. It will serve as a year-round attraction, adding another extraordinary enhancement to the overall fan experience.
  • The exhibition space totals approximately 1,400 square feet, and will include authentic artifacts from Selig’s tenure as the Brewers’ owner. It will celebrate the fans’ love of the game, as told through the story of the Brewers’ founder.
  • The main multimedia show builds to a surprising 3D encounter with the Commissioner himself inside an authentic reproduction of Selig’s County Stadium office, using a technology found in only a handful of exhibits around the world. After the show, Milwaukee fans will also be delighted to take a sneak peek into Selig’s office.

Uihlein-Wilson Architects designed the Season Seat Holders Headquarters and Loge Level Ticket and Guest Relations Kiosk. Design work for Smoke Shack and Holey Moley was handled by Flux Design.

 

“Brewers On Deck 2015″ to Debut on Fox Sports Wisconsin Tonight

Brewers fans will want to tune in to  Fox Sports Wisconsin tonight for the debut of “Brewers On Deck 2015,” a half-hour special with interviews and coverage of the event, which took place on January 25.

Here is a preview clip featuring Manager Ron Roenicke:

http://youtu.be/MWIPtV6T6Vw

I’m told that other interviews to watch for include: Ryan Braun, Jonathan Lucroy, Carlos Gomez, Will Smith, Scooter Gennett and more–just another thing to help us bridge the gap between now and April 6!

The show will debut tonight at 10pm CT or immediately following Bucks Live postgame.

For more highlights from Brewers On Deck, check out our recap, here.

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

 

 

Announcing the Full Brewers 2015 Promotional Schedule

Today we announced the full promotional schedule for the 2015 season. The new Brewers Postgame Concert Series presented by Miller Lite and a record setting 20 All-Fan Giveaways highlight the jam-packed schedule, making Miller Park the place to be throughout the spring and summer of 2015.

We have scheduled 10 Bobbleheads, two gnomes, and one “Fan Vote” item over the course of the season among the All Fan Giveaways.  In addition, all fans will receive a unique Brewers T-shirt at every Friday home game during the months of June, July and 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.

2015 All-Fan Giveaway Dates at Miller Park
Giveaway Date Opponent Sponsor
Rob Deer Bobblehead April 12 Pittsburgh Pirates Toyota
Wily Peralta Bobblehead April 26 St. Louis Cardinals U.S. Cellular®
Mother’s Day BobbleHank May 10 Chicago Cubs Pick ‘n Save
Bud Selig Bobblehead May 31 Arizona Diamondbacks IBS Dynaman
Ball & Glove Logo T-Shirt June 12 Washington Nationals Hupy and Abraham
Carlos Gomez 2014 All-Star Bobblehead June 14 Washington Nationals Pepsi
Luuuuuc (Lucroy) T-Shirt June 26 Minnesota Twins Kwik Trip
Paul Molitor Bobblehead June 28 Minnesota Twins Klement’s Sausage
Roll Out the Barrel T-Shirt July 17 Pittsburgh Pirates American Family Insurance
Khris Davis Bobblehead July 19 Pittsburgh Pirates Wisconsin National Guard
Brewers Baseball T-Shirt July 31 Chicago Cubs Xperience Fitness
Matt Garza Gnome August 2 Chicago Cubs Associated Bank
1970’s M Logo T-Shirt August 7 St. Louis Cardinals ORBIS Corporation
Bob Uecker Last Row Statue Bobblehead August 9 St. Louis Cardinals Palermo’s Pizza
Ball & Glove Logo in Wisconsin T-Shirt August 14 Philadelphia Phillies Master Printwear
Jonathan Lucroy Doubles Bobblehead August 16 Philadelphia Phillies Kwik Trip
Milwaukee Brewers Retro T-Shirt August 28 Cincinnati Reds Arise Health Plan
Vintage Brewer Bobblehead August 30 Cincinnati Reds
Scooter Gennett Gnome September 20 Cincinnati Reds
Fan Vote Item October 4 Chicago Cubs

 

Other promotional highlights include the following:

On Opening Day – Monday, April 6 vs. the Colorado Rockies – all fans in attendance will receive a Brewers magnetic schedule.

Spring Madness 414 returns to Miller Park on Friday, April 10 through Sunday, April 12, when the team takes on the division rival Pittsburgh Pirates for a three-game series.  For this one special weekend, fans can not only save 50% on designated tickets, the team will also honor Milwaukee’s area code with some of the most popular concession items priced at $1 and $4 for the second consecutive year.

The 7th Annual Weather Day at Miller Park will take place on Thursday, April 23.  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. Students will enjoy a special lesson about the science of weather from the Storm Team 4 Meteorologists, complete with a visit from Bernie Brewer™ and the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages – all before watching the Brewers take on the Cincinnati Reds at 12:40 p.m.

The 5-County, 5-Day Celebration will take place from May 4-8. To say thank you to the best fans in baseball, the Brewers are offering residents of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington and Waukesha Counties 50% off select Brewers tickets to games versus the Dodgers and Cubs.

The first 10,000 fans 21 and older in attendance of the Brewers May 9 game against the Chicago Cubs will receive a Brewers Fan Flag courtesy of Miller Lite.

Come celebrate Mother’s Day with the Brewers when the team hosts the Chicago Cubs in the series finale on Sunday, May 10.  All fans in attendance will receive a Hank, “The Ballpark Pup,” Bobblehead courtesy of Pick ‘n Save.

Joe Nichols kicks off the inaugural Brewers Postgame Concert Series presented by Miller Lite with a show that will rock the stadium after the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on May 29.  For over 15 years, Grammy-nominated artist Nichols has been one of country music’s brightest stars. Come join the fun as Nichols performs hits from his eight studio albums that include singles Brokenheartsville, Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off and Gimmie That Girl.

The Brewers Postgame Concert Series presented by Miller Lite continues when rockers O.A.R. take the stage after the Brewers game against the Washington Nationals on June 13.  The platinum-selling band recently released their eighth studio album, The Rockville LP, which features some of the band’s most diverse, intricate songs to date, including the smash-hit Peace. They are best known for their hit singles Hey Girl, Love and Memories, Crazy Game of Poker and Shattered (Turn the Car Around).

The Brewers will honor former player and long-time broadcaster Bill Schroeder when they induct him into the team’s Wall of Honor in a pre-game ceremony before the contest against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, July 17. Schroeder becomes the 59th member of the “Wall of Honor,” the permanent display that honors Brewers legends located outside of Miller Park on the North side of the stadium.

The 17th Annual Brewers Community Foundation 5K Famous Racing SausagesTM Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, July 18, 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 registration fee, participants receive a  commemorative T-shirt, a Terrace Reserved ticket voucher good for one of 10 Brewers 2015 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.

On Saturday, July 18, the Brewers will honor African-American heritage in baseball as they host the Pittsburgh Pirates in their annual Negro Leagues Tribute Game.

The team will celebrate Latin American culture with their annual Cerveceros Day, which is set for Saturday, August 8 vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.

Fans in attendance of the August 15 game against the Philadelphia Phillies will see the final event of the Brewers Postgame Concert Series presented by Miller Lite. Buffalo, New York natives the Goo Goo Dolls will play after the game and perform songs from their 20 plus year catalog, including hits such as Iris, Name, Slide, Black Balloon, Here Is Gone, Stay With You, Let Love In and Better Days.

Global superstars One Direction will take their highly anticipated On the Road Again 2015 stadium tour to Miller Park on August 25. With a staggering 94 number ones and over 46 million records sold in just four short years, One Direction have gone from energetic pop upstarts to international superstars. The band’s song writing becomes more personal with each record, and the record Four is set to be their most stunning yet. The album follows the global success of their huge sold out, Where We Are, stadium tour and the 3D film documentary, This Is Us.  For tickets or more information visit Brewers.com/onedirection.

The fourth annual Brewers Mini-Marathon and 10K, Presented by Sendik’s is set for Saturday, September 26, 2015.  Registration is available online at brewersmini.com. All participants receive a free Brewers ticket voucher good for select games at Miller Park in April or May of 2016, a participant medal and a “tech” shirt.  A post-race party at Miller Park with live music will also take place. Prizes for the top finishers will be awarded.

In addition, several fan favorite season-long promotions will return in 2015. Once again, Autograph Saturdays for Kids presented by U.S. Bank® return to the home of the Brewers. Prior to five Saturday Brewers home games during the 2015 season (April 11, May 9, June 13, July 18 and August 1), fans 14 and under can receive autographs from select Brewers players and coaches.

The Brewers are excited once again to continue Kids and Senior Citizens Discount Days. Every weekday afternoon home game (excluding Opening Day, Bernie’s Terrace, Uecker Seats and All-Inclusive Areas) kids 14 and under and seniors 60+ save up to 50% on tickets.

Every Monday home game, fans can participate in Miller High Life Mondays.  Terrace Reserved tickets are just $9, courtesy of Miller High Life.

Every Friday home game the Brewers will celebrate Student Nights. High school and college students can purchase $10 Terrace Reserved and $15 Loge Bleachers tickets. Student Night ticket buyers will also be able to purchase specially priced items at certain concession stands starting when Miller Park gates open up to first pitch. Items include hot dogs, 12oz soda and beer as well as nachos – all available for only $3. For additional details, visit brewers.com/students. Loge Bleachers tickets not available for Cubs games.

Every Friday home game at Miller Park this season will be Retro Friday. The team will don Brewers home throwbacks, featuring the Ball and Glove logo which was worn regularly by the team from 1978-1993.

Kids will once again be able to get the thrill of being in the game when the Prairie Farms Dairy Kids Base Run returns after Sunday home games for kids 16 and under.

Beginning on May 10th, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Family Sundays at Helfaer Field returns. Prior to each Sunday game, Helfaer Field opens for fans to play catch in the outfield and take pictures with Bernie Brewer and the Famous Racing Sausages™. In addition, Children’s Hospital offers fun opportunities to learn about injury prevention, sports safety, heart health and more.

Youth players will want to be in attendance for the popular Little League Night on Tuesday, June 16 as the Brewers take on the Kansas City Royals.  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 (August 3 vs. San Diego), Girl Scout Night (July 31 vs. Chicago-NL) and American Legion Day (August 9 vs. St. Louis).

More information on our promotions can be found here and here.

Single game tickers go on sale on Saturday, February 28 at the Brewers Arctic Tailgate!

 “ARCTIC TAILGATE” SET FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28 AT MILLER PARK; Event Marks the Start of Single-Game Tickets

Despite the frigid temperatures, one of the most anticipated annual “signs of summer” for Brewers fans is right around the corner. And it’s all happening in just a few short weeks at Miller Park.

The Milwaukee Brewers have set Saturday, February 28 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. (But PSST! You should also keep your eyes peeled on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, etc. for information about a Social Media Presale!) This is the ninth year that the Arctic Tailgate will mark the start of individual ticket sales.

MB-2015 Arctic Tailgate Logo

On that Saturday morning, the Box Office windows will open at 9 a.m. 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.

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 26. 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 28; 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 16, 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 (Friday-Sunday) at Miller Park this season.

Tickets for individual Brewers home games can be purchased starting Saturday, February 28 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. Fans will be able to purchase tickets at the Box 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 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.  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, February 28. Normal Box Office hours are from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday (beginning Monday, March 2), 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sundays.

2015 Miller Park Parking Information
Location Advance Value Rate Regular Rate
All Games Day of Game (Mon-Fri) Day of Game (Sat-Sun, OD)
General Parking $11 $12 $15
Preferred Parking $16 $20 $25
Bus Parking $40 (Mon – Fri)

$50 (Sat & Sun)

$55  

$75

 

Vote for #JonathanLucroy as #FaceofMLB Today!

If you’ve been following along, then you know that MLB Network has set out to find the “Face of MLB” by creating a bracket-style tournament with results determined by fans on Twitter and Facebook. In Brewers “Face of the Franchise” preliminary round, Brewers fans could nominate a player candidate to be the Face of our franchise on social media and you selected Jonathan Lucroy as the Face of the Brewers.

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MLB Network has created a bracket that seeds clubs against each other based on how they finished the 2014 season.

Last month, Luc was pitted against the San Diego Padres’ Matt Kemp in Round 1 of the competition and won handily:

Luc vs Kemp

Thank you to all who voted–but today we need your help again!

Today, Luc is taking on the San Francisco Giants’ Buster Posey. You have until 7am CT tomorrow to cast your votes.

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Here’s how to make them count:

ON TWITTER:

Any tweet containing both #JONATHANLUCROY and #FACEOFMLB will count toward our totals. Each fan can vote up to 25 times from an account.

Retweets also count, so be sure to follow @Brewers to help spread the word.

 

ON FACEBOOK:

On Facebook, you’ll need to visit MLBNetwork’s Facebook Page and comment on the Lucroy vs. Posey post using both #JONATHANLUCROY and #FACEOFMLB. This is very important…only comments that contain both hashtags made on that particular Facebook post will count and each fan may only vote once.

The Face of MLB bracket and voting details are available here.

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

TEDDY HIGUERA TO BE INDUCTED INTO MILLER PARK WALK OF FAME

Today we announced that pitcher Teddy Higuera will be honored this season as he has been voted as the newest member of the Miller Park Walk of Fame.  A total of 32 votes were cast and Higuera received 25 votes (78.1%), exceeding the threshold of 65% needed for election.

Higuera fell just two votes shy of election last year.

A lifetime Brewer, Higuera played nine seasons with the team.  He started his career in 1985 and went 15-8 with a 3.90 ERA with 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, with 207 strikeouts and 17 complete games.  He earned All-Star honors and finished second on the Cy Young Award ballot.  Higuera followed his success by setting the franchise record for strikeouts in a season with 240 in 1987, as he went 18-10 with a 3.85 ERA.  He went 94-64 with 3.61 ERA in his career, and currently ranks third among franchise leaders in career wins and strikeouts (1,081).

“We are thrilled to honor Teddy Higuera with a plaque on the Miller Park Walk of Fame,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “Teddy was a lifetime Brewer, and he still ranks among franchise leaders in many pitching statistics. Just as important, though, is that he’s always been an engaging personality and a terrific representative of those who have worn the Brewers uniform. We look forward to his return to Milwaukee and the opportunity to recognize his achievements with a permanent marker at Miller Park.”

Higuera will travel to Milwaukee and be recognized for the honor in a pre-game ceremony on Friday, August 14 as the Brewers face the Phillies at 7:10 pm.

Joe Adcock (20 votes) and Mike Caldwell (17) were the closest to qualifying among eligible former players and coaches.

There were a total of 29 Brewers players and seven Braves players on the ballot. The ballots included on-field personnel who wore a Brewers or Braves uniform for a minimum of three seasons but have been retired from playing/managing roles for at least three seasons. All players and managers receiving votes on at least 5% of the ballots will remain eligible in 2016.

Past inductees include Hank Aaron, Rollie Fingers, Paul Molitor, Robin Yount in 2001; Commissioner 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.

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