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.
This has been an especially brutal winter in Milwaukee, there is no getting around that. 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. An event that is the unofficial start to Spring Training and an event that has everyone thinking Brewers baseball. Brewers Director of Clubhouse Operations Tony Migliaccio and his 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 left Miller Park today at 3 p.m., packed full with everything the Brewers will need to run the operation at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix. The truck is scheduled to arrive in Phoenix on Sunday and will be unpacked Monday. Pitchers and catchers report to camp Saturday, February 15 and the first official workout is Monday, February 17. Soon enough, the pictures on this blog and the rest of Brewers.com will be showing Brewers players at camp, working out. Green grass and sunshine is just around the corner.
Check out video from today’s event thanks to Brewers.com reporter Adam McCalvy:
Enjoy this photo gallery from today’s event at Miller Park and keep thinking Spring!
This just in: Majestic player name and number tees featuring the Brewers newest acquisition, pitcher Matt Garza.
These t-shirts are currently available at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park.
If you’ll notice, the Majestic player name and number tees have been updated for 2014. Look closely and you’ll see that the lettering/numbering on the front and back has a real “jersey” look and feel to it:
This new style of the tees was available beginning at Brewers On Deck; the Team Store currently has players such as Ryan Braun, Khris Davis, Carlos Gomez, Jonathan Lucroy and Jean Segura in stock with new additions (such as Garza, which came today) arriving over the next few weeks leading up to Opening Day.
Brewers Community Foundation today announced a new partnership with WaterStone Bank. Through the partnership, WaterStone Bank will serve as the title sponsor for an in-stadium promotion called “WaterStone Bank’s K’s for a Cause.”
WaterStone Bank and Brewers Community Foundation will each make a donation to the Sojourner Family Peace Center for every strikeout recorded by a Brewers pitcher at Miller Park during the 2014 season. At a later date this season, a Brewers pitcher and Brewers Community Foundation staff will join representatives from WaterStone Bank for a visit to the Sojourner Family Peace Center.
“We have had a longstanding partnership with Sojourner Family Peace Center. The work they do for families is critical to the well-being of our community,” said Brewers Community Foundation Executive Director Cecelia Gore. “We are thrilled to partner with WaterStone Bank. This effort increases the impact we can have to improve the quality of life for others.”
WaterStone Bank and Sojourner Family Peace Center will receive logo messaging on the “strikeout meter” sign at Miller Park, which is located on the right field fascia. The display will include the total number of strikeouts by Brewers pitchers at Miller Park this season.
Over the past four seasons, Brewers pitchers have recorded the second-most strikeouts at home (2,698) among all Major League teams. Only the Atlanta Braves have tallied more strikeouts in their home ballpark during this stretch (2,715).
“It is an honor to partner with Brewers Community Foundation to continue our relationship with the Sojourner Family Peace Center,” said Doug Gordon, President and Chief Executive Officer of WaterStone Bank. “We appreciate the significant contributions they each make to our community.”
-John and Cait
Brewers Community Foundation:
Brewers Community Foundation harnesses the pride, passion and commitment of Brewers fans, players and other supporters to positively impact the lives of children and their families in Greater Milwaukee and Wisconsin. Funding efforts support nonprofits that provide quality programming in the areas of health, education, recreation and basic needs.
Established in 1921, WaterStone Bank is a financial institution with offices in Wauwatosa, Brookfield, Franklin/Hales Corners, Germantown/Menomonee Falls, Oak Creek, Oconomowoc/Lake Country, Pewaukee, Waukesha/Brookfield, and West Allis.
Sojourner Family Peace Center:
Sojourner Family Peace Center’s mission is to create peaceful communities in which domestic respect and a life free from violence is the right of every woman, man, and child. For more information on Sojourner Family Peace Center, please visit www.familypeacecenter.org.
Brewers Community Foundation’s 16th Annual 5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk will be held at Miller Park on Saturday, July 26, starting at 8 a.m. Registration is now available by visiting Brewers.com/5krunwalk.
The unique feature of this event is that participants actually get to test their skills against the Klement’s Famous Racing SausagesTM, who also run the course. The run will begin and end at the Klement’s Sausage Haus where the Brat, Hot Dog, Chorizo, Italian Sausage and Polish Sausage join the crowd on the course. The route also makes its way around the warning track of Miller Park.
All participants must be pre-registered and the event is expected to sell out quickly. It is recommended that those interested register early for this event.
For the $30 registration fee, participants in the Run/Walk 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.
This year, the fundraising component returns as participants and fans are again encouraged to help raise additional funds to benefit Fisher House Wisconsin. When registering to participate, fans will also be able to set up a fundraising page to help raise funds for Fisher House Wisconsin. Please note that the Run/Walk registration fee cannot be applied toward personal fundraising levels. Fundraising incentive levels start at $100 and increase incrementally to the Grand Prize, which includes a Yovani Gallardo autographed baseball and an opportunity to throw out a first pitch. The top prize is awarded to the fundraiser who raises the most over $5,000.
Fisher House provides a “home away from home” for military and veterans’ families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee. Currently, veterans from 23 different states of all generations travel to the Milwaukee VA Medical Center for treatment at the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) center, while 8,000 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans receive treatment here in Milwaukee for their wounds or injuries. Veterans and their families living beyond 50 miles from the Milwaukee VA hospital are eligible to stay for free at the Fisher House if they need to overnight. The Fisher House program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and ensures that they are provided with the comforts of home in a supportive environment. Due to this need, the future Milwaukee home will be one of the largest built in the United States. Fisher House Wisconsin is scheduled to break ground in May 2014.
Any questions regarding the 5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk or the fundraising component can be directed to Meredith Malone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2014, we’ve slated 14 All-Fan Giveaway dates throughout the season — our #Brewers14in14 includes six T-Shirt Fridays and eight bobblehead dates. We’ve unveiled all of the giveaways so far except one, our Fan Vote Bobblehead. That’s right, now through noon on Friday, February 7, you get to choose which Brewers player will be immortalized in bobble form this season for the Sunday, July 27 game vs. the New York Mets.
The winner will be announced on Monday, February 10 at 11 a.m.
Your choices? Willy Peralta, Jim Henderson and Matt Garza. Read on for the three ways you can cast your vote!
SHARE YOUR DECISION WITH YOUR FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER.
PLUS, CAST AN EXTRA VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ON TWITTER BY TWEETING ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:
- I just voted for a #PeraltaBobble for the #Brewers14in14! Vote now: http://www.brewers.com/bobblevote
- I just voted for a #HendersonBobble for the #Brewers14in14! Vote now: http://www.brewers.com/bobblevote
- I just voted for a #GarzaBobble for the #Brewers14in14! Vote now: http://www.brewers.com/bobblevote
YOU CAN ALSO VOTE ON YOUR PHONE AS OFTEN AS YOU WANT.
TEXT 41835 TO SUBMIT YOUR CHOICE:
- Text 1 or PERALTA to 41835 for Wily Peralta.
- Text 2 or HENDERSON to 41835 for Jim Henderson.
- Text 3 or GARZA to 41835 for Matt Garza.
(Standard data rates may apply.)
JOIN US ON SUNDAY, JULY 27 WHEN ALL FANS WILL RECEIVE A BOBBLEHEAD OF THE WINNING PLAYER!
We are proud to announce the second season of the “Brewers Baseball Academy presented by Kwik Trip.” The Academy is open to youth (ages 6-14) and includes 10 separate weeklong baseball/softball camps that will be held in various cities across Wisconsin this summer. A complete schedule of camp locations and dates is listed below.
As in 2013, the camps will be conducted under the supervision of Tim Rappé, executive director of the Brewers Baseball Academy. In last year’s inaugural season, 650 participants took part in the camps.
“In 2013, we set out to create the best baseball camp in America for Wisconsin kids,” said Rappé. “Based upon the feedback from parents, our first season was a wonderful success and 2014 will be even better.”
Each camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. with instruction provided by experienced youth coaches. During one of the five camp days, campers are transported by bus to Miller Park for a one-of-a-kind experience as they will be treated to a guest appearance from a current Brewers player and have their photo taken. Campers will also receive instruction from Brewers coach John Shelby.
A unique component of the Brewers Baseball Academy is that a video motion analysis of each participant will be performed. Every camper’s swing will be recorded, analyzed and shared with the player and his/her parents. In addition, all participants will take part in a baseball or softball skills competition. Each week, scores will be posted at Brewers.com/camps and upon completion of the last camp (August 18-22), the top scorers will be invited to the Champions’ Day Finals at Miller Park. Boys and girls will compete separately in appropriate grade groups.
The fee for the weeklong camp is $395 per child, which includes 30 hours of exceptional instruction, a complete Brewers uniform, four Brewers game tickets to one of three select games – compliments of Kwik Trip – and a V.I.P. day at Miller Park.
Registration is currently available at Brewers.com/camps. Registrations received prior to March 31 will receive a $25 discount. This discount may not be combined with any other discount. If registering two or more children, each child will receive a $25 discount if booked together. A limited number of spots are available for each camp location.
As the presenting sponsor of the Brewers Baseball Academy, Kwik Trip will award 240 random participants with $25 gift cards to their locations. One lucky camper from each host city will also receive a personalized camp jersey, along with a special presentation during the camp graduation ceremony.
Additional information can be found online at Brewers.com/camps. For questions, please contact Brewers Baseball Academy Executive Director Tim Rappé at Tim.Rappe@brewers.com or call (414) 939-8808.
|2014 Brewers Baseball Academy presented by Kwik Trip|
|Fond du Lac, WI||Marian University||June 23-27|
|Green Bay, WI||Notre Dame Academy||July 7-11|
|Waunakee, WI||Waunakee High School||July 7-11|
|Milwaukee, WI||University School of Milwaukee||July 14-18|
|Mukwonago, WI||Mukwonago High School||July 21-25|
|Delafield, WI||St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy||July 21-25|
|Appleton, WI||Fox Valley Lutheran High School||August 4-8|
|Kenosha, WI||Carthage College||August 4-8|
|Wauwatosa, WI||Breitlow Park||August 18-22|
|Greendale, WI||Greendale High School||August 18-22|
Want to Work at Miller Park This Season? Apply for the Brew Crew or Try Out for the Diamond Dancers!
If you’re looking for a way to see Brewers Baseball for free this summer–and maybe even get paid to do it, then listen up.
I just heard from Drew Olsen, our Broadcast and Entertainment Manager, that we’re hiring for our entertainment staff and that the Diamond Dancers are hosting auditions!
First up, we’ve got openings on our Brew Crew.
Are you outgoing, friendly, enthusiastic, confident, and love interacting with people? If so, we want you to join our gameday entertainment seasonal Brew Crew staff!
The Brew Crew is an integral part of the Miller Park fan experience, with job duties that directly impact our guests and their enjoyment of Brewers games. The Brew Crew also represents the Club throughout the state at mascot appearances.
As a former Brew Crew member myself, I can tell you that it is a lot of fun and a great learning experience– a perfect job for a college student!
As a member of the Brew Crew, you’ll do things such as:
• Work Klement’s Racing Sausage mascot appearances on non-gamedays
• Assist with and execute between-innings promotions
• Staff all interactive areas throughout Miller Park, including the US Cellular Power Playground, Bernie’s Terrace, and Speed Pitch
• Greet fans and snap their pictures as part of the FanFoto program
• Entertain fans before the game as the Klement’s Racing Sausages and their escorts
• Tie balloon animals for kids
• And More!
Applicants must be available to work at least 40 games, arriving 2 hours prior to gametime. Having a flexible schedule that allows for working some or all weekday day games is a plus. Please note this is NOT a full-time position, it is a part-time, seasonal position. Applicants must also live in the Milwaukee area year-round in order to be considered for the Brew Crew.
Diamond Dancer Auditions
The 2014 Diamond Dancers auditions will take place on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Registration begins at 11 AM and the audition begins at 11:30 AM at Elite Sports Club in Brookfield, WI 600 N. Barker Road).
Please visit www.wiprodance.com for additional audition details. There, you can also register for the audition clinics and fill out your application for audition day.
So, if you’re interested in working at Miller Park this season, as either a Brew Crew member or a Diamond Dancer, make sure you check out those sites for more information.
Good luck! I hope to see you at Miller Park this year!
On Sunday, we signed free agent right-handed starter Matt Garza to a four-year contract with a vesting option for the 2018 season.
And today, we welcomed Matt with this ad in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
“Matt is an established top-of-the-rotation pitcher who provides our staff with experience and quality depth,” said Melvin.
Garza, 30, is 67-67 with a 3.84 ERA in 194 games (191 starts) during eight Major League seasons with Minnesota (2006-07), Tampa Bay (2008-10), Chicago-NL (2011-13) and Texas (2013). After missing nearly the first two months of 2013 due to injury (side/back), he returned to post a 10-6 record with a 3.82 ERA in 24 starts between the Cubs (11gs) and Rangers (13gs) last season.
Garza was named 2008 American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player (2gs, 2-0, 1.38 ERA vs. Boston) and threw the first no-hitter in Tampa Bay Rays history on July 26, 2010 vs. Detroit. He is 2-1 with a 3.48 ERA in five career postseason starts (31ip, 12er).
Garza will wear uniform number 22. Outfielder Logan Schafer, who previously wore the number, will now wear number 1.
-John & Cait