New this year at Miller Park, we’ll have six ice machines in the parking lots for your tailgating convenience!
The cost is $5 for a 10-lb bag, but the machines will only accept credit or debit cards only–no cash.
Ice will be available from the time when parking lots open through the end of game as long (unless we run out of ice.)
Here’s where you’ll be able to find the Leer, Inc. ice machines:
1 at Helfaer pavilion (first base line)
1 at Helfaer pavilion (third base line)
1 near the Sausage Haus
3 near Gantner’s Garden’s in the east lots
To make sure you don’t forget any other tailgate needs, be sure to reference our tailgate checklist on Pinterest!
Click HERE for Opening Day details.
Today we announced a new community partnership with MKE Fellows, an immersive program designed to provide African American college students from Milwaukee with the tools to become leaders in business and all areas of their lives.
MKE Fellows identifies high-potential, African American college student leaders from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and gives them the experience they need in order to compete in an ever-changing global economy. Students who are selected are given the guidance and opportunities to grow as leaders, and as individuals.
“The Milwaukee Brewers place a high value on working with the diverse communities in southeast Wisconsin,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “The MKE Fellows internship program creates an outstanding opportunity for us to build on our goal of identifying and encouraging development of talented, locally-based future business leaders.”
Four MKE Fellows will join the Brewers this summer as interns, gaining valuable experience in the business operations of the organization.
The program began at Morehouse College in 2012 with a goal of improving the life opportunities for a small number of Milwaukee-area students, and it has been successful in all regards. MKE Fellows seeks to groom young men from Milwaukee through quality education, plus develop them as leaders who can be emulated by countless others in the community.
MKE Fellows internships are a significant element in the program, but the approach is immersive and comprehensive. Areas of focus – the “Five Pillars” – include:
- Leadership and Professional Development
- Internship Matching/Job Experiences
- Social Support and Networks
Morehouse College remains as a key partner, but the program has expanded to include colleges and universities in Wisconsin.
For more information about MKE Fellows, please visit mkefellows.com.
It’s no joke–This Friday, our very own Bernie Brewer will be in New York City to appear on Good Morning America.
Bernie, along with several of his other MLB counterparts, will take part in a special “GMA Opening Day” segment.
Last year, if you’ll recall, Bernie and his mascot friends also took part in #GMAMascotMadness, which had included a dance-off:
We’re not sure what the mascots have in store for us this year, but we can only imagine that it will be a fun-filled segment, so be sure to tune in to ABC beginning at 7am CT this Friday, April 1 for #GMAMascotMadness!
Opening Day at Miller Park is just five days away as the Brewers will host the San Francisco Giants on Monday, April 4. Details for the Opening Day ceremonies are below.
Ticket Availability: This morning, 1,000 additional Standing Room Only tickets were released for public sale. They are available for purchase immediately.
- Parking Lots/Gate Opening Times: The Miller Park parking lots will open at 10 a.m. on Opening Day. The gates to Miller Park will open at 11:10 a.m.
- 50/50 Raffle: The 50/50 Raffle will begin when gates open at 11:10 a.m. Proceeds from the raffle support local nonprofit organizations.
- First Pitch: James Beckum will welcome baseball back to Milwaukee when he throws out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day. Beckum is a former semi-pro baseball player who barnstormed in the days of the Negro Leagues and helped form the Beckum-Stapleton Little League. Founded in 1964, the Beckum-Stapleton Little League has provided over 10,000 children the chance to play organized baseball. It is the longest existing African American Little League in the United States.
- National Anthem: Dan and Mike Attanasio will perform the first anthem of the year. They will carry on the tradition of their grandfather, Joe Attanasio, who traditionally sang the anthem on Opening Day from the time that the Attanasio family purchased the team.
- Brewers Magnetic Schedule Day: All fans in attendance will receive a Brewers 2016 magnetic schedule, presented by Pick ‘n Save and Sargento.
- The 14th Annual Klement’s Opening Day First Brat Relay Race: Prior to first pitch on Opening Day, the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages will participate in the 14th Annual Klement’s Opening Day First Brat Relay Race, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Klement’s plant on Chase Ave. The Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages™ will deliver the “First Brat” all the way to Miller Park (weather permitting).
OPENING DAY PARKING INFORMATION
The Brewers are urging fans to plan ahead when considering parking options for all games at Miller Park, but in particular for Opening Day. Fans may purchase parking passes in advance for all home dates at Miller Park through the Miller Park Box Office, Brewers.com or by phone at (414) 902-4000. Please note, a limited number of parking passes are available for Opening Day.
There will not be overflow parking at Wisconsin State Fair Park this year.
Please tune in to AM 1180 for up to the minute information.
Today we announced that the Club will host an event to recognize the efforts of the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center and The United Association Union of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders and Service Techs to train and hire military veterans for full-time employment.
The event will take place on Saturday, May 28 from 12-3 p.m. at Helfaer Field at Miller Park, and will include a fun-filled pregame tailgate party featuring games of catch on the field and other activities for veterans and their families, as well as VA and United Association executives. The exciting day will culminate inside Miller Park as the Brewers host all of the participants for the game against the division-rival Cincinnati Reds that afternoon. In addition, there will be networking opportunities for veterans who have been placed in full-time positions through one of these programs.
In addition to the party, the Brewers are making a financial donation to the VA’s Compensated Work Therapy Program/Veterans Industries, which offers vocational rehabilitation services to veterans. The program includes several subsets that offer services such as evidenced-based, supported employment services to veterans with a chronic mental illness, assistance with resume writing, interviews and applications, work as a therapy to veterans with a vocational obstacle, pre-vocational programs in selected work sites on the VA grounds and training for employment at the VA and in the community.
United Association offers several vocational opportunities for military veterans, including their “Veterans in Piping” program, which provides high-quality skills training and jobs in the pipe trades to active duty military personnel preparing to leave the service. The program consists of 18 weeks of highly specialized, intensive training in highly marketable skills such as welding, heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) and sprinklerfitting. United Association also provides participants with additional skill training opportunities after they complete this program by connecting them to their established apprenticeship training programs. In addition, these individuals can earn college credit through these opportunities that can be applied toward a college degree. Since 2008, they have trained over 700 veterans and placed 100 percent of their program graduates in quality jobs with good pay and healthcare and retirement benefits. This allows them the opportunity to provide for their families after their service to our country has been completed. The program has been praised by members of Congress, the Administration, current and former secretaries of labor, military leadership and the media.
“We are proud to support numerous initiatives related to active military members, veterans and their families, and along those lines we want to recognize the United Association and the Zablocki VA Medical Center for their efforts to build these critical programs,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “We look forward to hosting may of the individuals who have organized and executed these efforts, as well as those who have benefited directly from the initiatives.”
One week from tonight, the 2016 Brewers season will officially be underway. We’ll be into our second game of the year, against the San Francisco Giants, a 7:10pm start.
For just $39, you’ll get your ticket to the game in the Miller Lite Deck a full buffet, two drinks per person and the chance to mix and mingle with other single Brewers fans. When you think about it, Miller Park is the perfect place to meet someone–you’ll already have your mutual love of the Crew in common… and who knows? You just might meet someone with whom you can spend the rest of the season coming to games…and if everything continues to go well, you can always have your wedding at the place where you met!
But I’m getting waayyyy ahead of things here. Even if you don’t meet the person of your dreams, you’re guaranteed to have fun, so for a good time, call (414) 902-GRPS (4777) or purchase your ticket at brewers.com/specialevents.
On Monday, June 27, Brewers Director of Alumni Relations and FOX Sports Wisconsin Broadcaster Davey Nelson will host his eighth annual Davey Nelson Celebrity Golf Tournament on the Irish Course at Whistling Straits Golf Course in Kohler, Wisconsin.
The Tournament will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by a cocktail reception, silent as well as live auctions, and dinner.
All teams in the tournament will be comprised of a five-person group, and play will consist of a scramble format with team prizes awarded to the top finishers. Registrations are being accepted as a foursome and a celebrity golfer will be paired with each group to make up the five person team. Registration fees are $2,700 per foursome. A golf clinic led by American Club golf pros and a putting contest will take place at 9:00 a.m., and a light breakfast will be served prior to the start of the tournament. The tournament is limited to 30 foursomes. For those who do not care to golf, tickets to Monday night’s reception are available for $150 per person.
An additional preview event is scheduled for Sunday, June 26, consisting of a golf experience at Whistling Straits, Straits Course followed by a cocktail reception and dinner at the Championship Locker Room Terrace. Rates for the preview event are $6,400, which also includes registration for Monday’s event.
Proceeds will benefit Open Arms Home for Children in South Africa and Brewers Community Foundation. For sponsorship opportunities, additional information or to sign up for this memorable golfing experience, visit Brewers.com/davey or contact Tim Brever at Tim.Brever@brewers.com.
Open Arms Home for Children is a non-profit organization that provides shelter, clothing, protection and basic healthcare for what is now home to many children orphaned due to the AIDS epidemic in South Africa. Davey Nelson has served as Board Director for the organization for over four years.
Brewers Community Foundation is the charitable arm of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club and supports non-profits that provide quality programming in the areas of health, education, recreation and basic needs with a particular focus on low-income and disadvantaged youth and their families in Greater Milwaukee and Wisconsin.
Performance Clean, LLC, the official janitorial service for Miller Park, will hold a job fair this Saturday, March 26, from 9am-noon CT at the Brewers home ballpark. Performance Clean is looking to hire custodial staff to clean Miller Park for the 2016 baseball season. Over 70 positions are expected to be filled.
Candidates are asked to enter the ballpark through the North Dock entrance (docking station below Friday’s Front Row).
The Milwaukee Brewers have announced that the team will auction off Opening Day tickets for the 103 “Uecker Seats” located at Miller Park. The Dutch style auction will be held exclusively online beginning today, Wednesday, March 23 at 12:00 p.m. until Wednesday, March 30 at 11:59 p.m., with all proceeds benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The “Uecker Seats” are 103 obstructed view seats that are located in Sections 421, 422 and 423. The seats were named after Brewers’ legendary announcer Bob Uecker and the famous Miller Lite “All Stars” campaign. The ad campaign featured Uecker’s famous tagline, “I must be in the front row,” despite the fact that Uecker somehow always ended up in the last row. The seats are located near the “Last Row Statue” of the Hall of Famer in the last row of Terrace Level Section 422.
The Dutch auction will be held exclusively online and there is no limit of the number of seats fans will be able to bid on. There are a total of 103 seats that will be auctioned off, with 42 pairs available and 19 single seats. Each participant can log on to brewers.com/UeckerSeats starting today at 12:00 p.m. From there, fans can chose the pair and/or single seat options, and make their desired bids. Once the auction closes on Wednesday, March 30, the top bidders for each category will be selected. The final price for each seat will be the lowest bid among the top bidders selected.
Auction participants will be contacted by the Brewers Ticket Office if they have the winning bid. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Opening Day is just two weeks away!
Today we invited members of the media out for a special preview of what’s new at Miller Park this season. Here’s the scoop on what you can look forward to this year, starting in just 14 days!
New Concession Items
We had the chance to sample several new food items created by Miller Park’s concessionaire, Delaware North Sportservice. Such items include the Wisconsin dog (featuring a Miller Park hot dog topped with house made beer jam, glazed sauerkraut and chopped bacon), banh mi brat, jalapeno popper dog, buffalo chicken fries, and the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages chili baked potato topper. These items will be located in various concession stands throughout the Miller Park this season.
In addition, the Miller Park locations of Milwaukee favorites AJ Bombers, Smoke Shack and Holey Moley will also be featuring new items this season, including the award-winning Brisket Sloppy Joe at Smoke Shack and the Baby Spice Doughnut + Custard Sandwich.
Located on the PNC Club Level, the Executive Suite is the newest luxury meeting facility at Miller Park. The Executive Suite features meeting space for up to 30 guests and includes premier audio/visual equipment and a spectacular view of the playing field. On game days, the Executive Suite quickly converts from a board room to a premium suite with seating, amenities, and food and beverages. Monday through Thursday rentals include five hours of pre-game meeting space, as well as an exclusive VIP viewing of The Selig Experience between the meeting and start of the game. Rental of the Executive Suite also includes a choice between two food and beverage packages as well as four preferred parking passes. Please call the Brewers Suite Sales Office at (414) 902-4029 to reserve the Executive Suite for a game. For information on hosting a non-game day private event in the Executive Suite, please call Brewers Special Events at (414) 902-4452.
Renovated Home Plate Team Store & New Merchandise!
The Home Plate Team Store was renovated during the off-season. As part of the remodeling, a new hat wall was added and additional points of sale were added to allow fans to shop more efficiently. We also snagged a sneak peek at some of the new merchandise for the 2016 season.
U.S. Cellular Power Playground Kids’ Area
Debuting in 2008, the U.S. Cellular Power Playground, which is located on the Field Level along the right-field line, includes over 8,000 square feet of interactive games and photo opportunities. Three new interactive attractions have been added to the space. “Batter Up,” “Mow ‘Em Down” and “Strike Zone” will be games emphasizing throwing and hitting skills. A fourth attraction is a photo opportunity, allowing fans to get their picture taken in a replica Brewers dugout. Through technology provided by U.S. Cellular, fans can have Brewers players and mascots virtually added to their pictures.
Brewers Ice Cream “Treat Truck” sponsored by Meijer
The Meijer-sponsored Brewers Treat Truck will visit Milwaukee-area neighborhoods, special events, Brewers tailgate parties and youth clubs throughout the summer. Set to make its public debut early in the season, ice cream from Meijer will be distributed by the drivers free of charge. Wrapped in Brewers retro colors, the summer stops will include guest appearances by Brewers players throughout the season. This is an authentic, old-school ice cream truck, complete with a loudspeaker (to play baseball-themed music) to announce its arrival on your home street, just like the trucks that have spent years traveling through Milwaukee neighborhoods to provide refreshments on hot summer days.
Baseball returns to Miller Park on Monday, April 4 when the Brew Crew takes on the San Francisco Giants at 1:10 p.m. Additionally, fans can share in the excitement of counting down to Opening Day by following the Brewers on social media, and also enter to win a pair of 10-Packs, tickets to Opening Day and roundtrip airfare on Southwest Airlines, by posting their creative countdown photos on Twitter and/or Instagram using the hashtag #SeeUApril4. For additional information, please visit brewers.com/countdown.