WEATHER FORCES CHANGES TO “ARCTIC TAILGATE” PLANS AT MILLER PARK; Camping Out for Tickets Prohibited Due to Plummeting Temperatures

With frigid overnight temperatures expected for Thursday and Friday, today we announced that nightly camping for Saturday’s “Arctic Tailgate” will not be permitted. The earliest that fans will be allowed to arrive for the event will be 5 am on Saturday morning.

The Arctic Tailgate event marks the beginning of individual ticket sales for 2015 Brewers home games. Participants were originally going to be allowed to arrive at noon Thursday, and historically fans have camped over Thursday and Friday nights on the Miller Park Plaza area for the opportunity to secure tickets.

 

“This event is a tradition for many of our fans, but conditions are going to be too dangerous to be in the elements for extended exposure,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “We simply do not want to put anyone’s personal health at risk with the expected conditions.”

 

The revised plan calls for gates to the parking lots to open at 5 am on Saturday. The Box Office will open at 9 am for the beginning of individual game ticket sales.

 

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. In addition, Grebe’s Bakery will supply fans with doughnuts. 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 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.

 

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 BobbleHank Revealed! Get Yours on May 10

Individual tickets go on sale on Saturday at 9am CT (or Friday, if you take advantage of our special presale opportunity!) and, just in time, we’ve got a sneak peek at some of the bobbleheads for the 2015 season!

On Sunday, May 10, the Crew takes on the Chicago Cubs. It’ sMother’s Day and you can take home this bobblehead featuring Hank the Ballpark Pup:

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Plus, when you purchase tickets online for this game, you’ll have the opportunity to include a contribution to Brewers Community Foundation, which will then be sent to the Wisconsin Humane Society.

Stay tuned to the blog and our social channels this week as we unveil more of the #20in15, then get ready to purchase your tickets on Saturday, February 28!

For a complete list of the Brewers 20 All-Fan Giveaways in 2015, click here.

- Cait

@CMOYER

Add “BREWERS” on Snapchat for More Social Media Fun

Spring Training is underway and Opening Day is right around the corner. Brewers Baseball is just 41 days away, but I know that for some fans, that’s just not soon enough.

But, hopefully this news will help bridge  that gap: This week, we are introducing a new way for fans to interact with us….

The Brewers are joining Snapchat! 

Snapchat is one app with many uses. People use it to communicate one-to-one, one-to-few, and one-to all. They share moments, through stills and videos, and can add captions, doodles, or filters to make them even more fun and personal.

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Add the user name “Brewers” in Snapchat for exclusive content, contests and games. We have some other surprises planned, but we don’t want to spoil anything.

We are really excited to interact with you in this new way–look for us to start Snapping away in earnest beginning this Friday!

-Cait

@CMoyer

Wily Peralta Bobblehead Revealed! Get Yours on April 26

Individual tickets go on sale on Saturday at 9am CT (or Friday, if you take advantage of our special presale opportunity!) and, just in time, we’ve got a sneak peek at some of the bobbleheads for the 2015 season!

On Sunday, April 26, the Crew takes on the St. Louis Cardinals and you could take home this bobblehead featuring Wily Peralta:

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Stay tuned to the blog and our social channels this week as we unveil more of the #20in15, then get ready to purchase your tickets on Saturday, February 28!

For a complete list of the Brewers 20 All-Fan Giveaways in 2015, click here.

- Cait

@CMOYER

Get Your Individual Tickets Early Through this Exclusive Presale!

Sometimes, it’s good to be a follower.

As in, this Friday, February 27, from 9am-5pm CT when our followers on social media will have the chance to purchase individual game tickets before they go on sale to the general public on February 28 in conjunction with the Brewers Arctic Tailgate event.

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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 password that you’ll need to be able to take advantage of this special pre-sale opportunity. You’ll use that password on Friday at brewers.com/socialpresale.

We’ll also be doing the same on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+ and, even our newest platform set to launch later this week, Snapchat (coming soon, stay tuned for details).

Once you receive the password, you’ll be able to log in at brewers.com/socialpresale on Friday, February 27 from 9am 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 Friday:

1. Be sure you’re following us on all of the channels noted above (or at least one!).

2. Familiarize yourself with the 2015 schedule so when the time comes, you know exactly which games you want to snag. Are you going for the #20In15 All-Fan Bobblehead and/or T-Shirt games? Or maybe you’re looking to lock in your 5-County or Spring Madness dates? Maybe you want to check out the Royals, Indians, White Sox or Twins when they come to town for Interleague play? 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.

-Cait

@CMoyer

*Another option to guarantee Opening Day tickets? Go for FREE with a Brewers 10-Pack. Click here for details.

Movies with Matt: Film Aficionado Matt Clark Makes His Oscars Picks & Predictions

At Brewers On Deck, through his  Twitter & Instagram Q&A, we learned that Matt Clark loves the movies:

In fact, he is a self-professed “Film Aficionado” according to his Twitter bio:

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So, we made Matt his own special Oscars Ballot where he could make his own picks (who he would give the awards to if he had his say) and his predictions (who he thinks the Academy will choose). His official picks and predictions for the top five categories were also placed in special sealed envelopes and he unveiled them on Twitter this afternoon, leading up to the Academy Awards.

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Matt, who made headlines earlier this year for his live tweeting of The Bachelor, tells me he’ll try to live tweet along with the broadcast tonight, so be sure to follow him @MattClark60 for his opinions and insight and to see how his picks and predictions hold up!

2/23 Update: True to his word, Matt Clark did indeed live tweet the entire Academy Awards ceremony last night and his predictions held up fairly well, going 16 for 24 and falling just one shy of former Brewers pitcher John Axford who, after pitching a perfect Oscars game last year, took over MLB’s Twitter account during the event.

If Matt had gone with his gut and used a couple more of his picks as predictions, he would have been 18 for 24–pretty darn impressive!

Here are some highlights:

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

 

 

Rob Deer Bobblehead Photos Are In!

Individual tickets go on sale on Saturday at 9am CT (but stay tuned for information on a special presale opportunity!) and, just in time, we’ve got a sneak peek at some of the bobbleheads for the 2015 season!

In April of 1987, a photo of Rob Deer celebrating after hitting the game-tying home run on Easter Sunday to give the Crew their 12th straight win to start the season, graced the cover of Sports Illustrated:

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Twenty-eight years later he’s immortalized in bobblehead form:

MB-15_Bobblehead-Unveil-600x600-DeerGet the first of our #20in15 All-Fan Giveaways on the first home Sunday in April, Sunday April 12, as the Brewers take on the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Stay tuned to the blog and our social channels this week as we unveil more of the #20in15, then get ready to purchase your tickets on Saturday, February 28!

For a complete list of the Brewers 20 All-Fan Giveaways in 2015, click here.

- Cait

@CMOYER

BREWERS LAUNCH “STRIKE OUT BULLYING” CONTEST

This season, we are launching the Strike Out Bullying essay contest. Students from across the greater Milwaukee area will be asked to submit a one-page essay about what their school is doing to “Strike Out Bullying.”  The winning entry will receive a grand prize which includes a visit from Brewers players as well as tickets and transportation to a game.

The essay is an open ended question, “What is your school doing to strike out bullying?”  Students should include various examples and methods on how their school is helping to stop and prevent bullying.

Each essay should be no longer than 350 words and students from all public and private elementary, middle and high schools in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington and Waukesha Counties are eligible to participate.  The winning essay will be selected by a panel of judges assembled by the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club.

On Monday, May 11, 2015, the winning participant’s school will be awarded a visit from Brewers players and other Brewers personnel, along with Brewers apparel, game tickets for that day and transportation to and from Miller Park. In addition, the student with the winning essay will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at that night’s game.

All entries must be postmarked by April 12, 2015 to be eligible for inclusion and only one entry per student will be accepted. The author of the winning essay will be notified prior to May 11.

Essays should be mailed to:

Brewers Community Relations Department

Attention: Strike Out Bullying Pep Rally

One Brewers Way, Milwaukee, WI 53214

Participants can also enter online or learn more about the contest by visiting brewers.com/beyondthediamond.

 

STAR WARS NIGHT SPECIAL TICKET PACKAGES SOLD OUT

All special ticket packages for the May 30 Star Wars Night and the initial special ticket package allotment for the July 21 Major League Night have sold out.

All 6,000 special ticket packages for Star Wars Night, which included a limited-edition Jonathan Lucroy “Jedi Luc” bobblehead, have sold out.  Fans can still purchase tickets for the May 30 game against the Arizona Diamondbacks when single game tickets go on sale on February 28. However, only those who purchased the 6,000 special ticket packages will receive the limited-edition Jonathan Lucroy “Jedi Luc” Bobblehead.  All fans in attendance will enjoy the unique atmosphere at Miller Park during Star Wars Night with pregame festivities, special in-game features, photo opportunities and appearances by a number of popular Star Wars characters.

Additionally, the initial allotment of 4,000 special ticket packages for Major League Night, slated for Tuesday, July 21 against the Cleveland Indians, sold out quickly. To accommodate demand, the Brewers have put an additional 4,000 Major League Night ticket packages on sale. Fans who purchase the special Major League Night ticket package will receive a limited-edition talking Harry Doyle Bobblehead with famous quotes including: “This guy threw at his own kid in a father-son game,” “Personally, I think we got hosed on that call” and “Juuust a bit outside.”

Limited special ticket packages for Country Night and Zubazpalooza are still available.

Tickets are limited and only those who purchase the special theme night ticket package are eligible to receive that night’s promotional item.  All theme night tickets must be purchased in advance and can be obtained by calling the Brewers Group Sales department at 414-902-GRPS (4777) or by visiting Brewers.com/specialevents.

STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.

© 2015 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

 

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7TH ANNUAL DAVEY NELSON CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT SET FOR JUNE 29

On Monday, June 29, Brewers Director of Alumni Relations and FOX Sports Wisconsin Broadcaster Dave Nelson will host his seventh annual Davey Nelson Celebrity Golf Tournament at Whistling Straits Golf Course in Kohler, Wisconsin.

This event is always a blast, so I encourage you to sign up! Click here to read last year’s event recap.

The Tournament will begin at 10:30 a.m. on the Irish Course at Whistling Straits 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 28, consisting of a golf experience at Whistling Straits, Straits Course followed by a cocktail reception and dinner at the Championship Locker Room Terrace. This is an especially cool opportunity, this year more than others, as the Straits Course is the site of the 2015 PGA Championship, which will take place this August. 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 Meredith Malone at meredith.malone@brewers.com or (414) 902-4501.

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.

 

 

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