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Cait’s A-to-Z Guide for the June 18 Kenny Chesney Concert at Miller Park

On Saturday, June 18, Kenny Chesney returns to Milwaukee as part of his 2016 Spread the Love Tour! After breaking nine attendance records and selling over 1.3 million tickets on last year’s Big Revival Tour, the King of Summer is back at it again with 13 more stadiums and an even bigger lineup in 2016 as he joins forces with the biggest female country artist on the planet in Miranda Lambert.

In addition to Chesney and Lambert, the Miller Park concert will also feature four-time Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town and emerging star Old Dominion, who broke onto the scene in 2015 with their smash hit “Break Up With Him”.

As a big country fan myself, I’ve been looking forward to this concert since we announced it last October.

And, just like you, I’m getting all geared up for the show. I’m planning my tailgate with friends, shining up my cowboy boots and I’m blasting my “Good Stuff” playlist on repeat.

But what else do you need to know to have a fun and enjoyable experience? Read on for our A-to-Z guide.

A-to-Z Guide to the “Spread the Love” Concert at Miller Park

PLEASE NOTE: I have been trying my best to get you answers to all of the questions that you’ve asked in the comments; however, on the day of the show, things will be a bit hectic and I will likely not be able to respond to you in real time. Please call our box office at 414-902-4000 for any matters that have not been previously addressed. Thanks!

ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION

Drop off The Brewers do not recommend that you drop off children at Miller Park. Pick up will not be accessible on Miller Park property following the show as those streets will be closed for departing traffic only post-concert.

Shuttles For the last Kenny Chesney concert, several local pubs/establishments offered shuttle service. Click here for a list of shuttles that run during Brewers games. We recommend reaching out to the specific pub/establishment to confirm if they will have a shuttle for the concert.

Special Needs Drop-Off There is a Special Needs Drop-Off area; please view the map for directions.

Taxi Cabs Taxis may drop off and pick up using the transit area located outside Helfaer Field.

Uber The Uber pickup and dropoff is at the Gantner lot, near the Sausage Haus on the east side of the stadium.

For directions and a map of the lots, please click here.

Buses Please check with MCTS regarding service.

BANNERS & SIGNS

Cannot be larger than 18×24″ and cannot include inappropriate content. No handles or poles can be attached.

BINOCULARS & CAMERAS

Binoculars are fine to bring to the show. You may also bring your camera, but lenses cannot be longer than a driver’s license. Want to share your photos with us? Use #SpreadtheLoveTourMKE on Twitter and Instagram and we may feature our favorites on the blog! Sorry, video cameras are not permitted.  Selfie sticks are also not permitted for the concert.

CARRY-INS

Consistent with our game-day carry-in policy, fans may not bring any cans, glass containers or alcohol into Miller Park. Soda, water or juice must be in factory-sealed plastic bottles. Fans may bring food items into the stadium using appropriate containers, but only food purchased within Miller Park will be allowed into Suite areas.

Bags, purses, fanny packs or soft-sided coolers must be 16 by 16 by 8 inches or smaller and will be searched.

Hard-sided coolers are not allowed in the ballpark.

No beach balls or selfie sticks will be permitted for the concert.

CONCERT LIGHTS

Strobes, lasers, motion lighting and pyrotechnics will be used throughout the show.

FIELD ACCESS

  • Anyone with a SANDBAR ticket MUST ENTER the Third Base Gate at Miller Park. Upon entering with a valid Sandbar ticket, ticket holders will receive the appropriate wristband needed to access the floor and enter the sandbar area. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Anyone with a FLOOR section ticket must obtain a field access wristband to access the Floor section seating. Each individual must be present and have a floor seating area ticket in hand. Ticket must have a valid barcode and the perforation strip intact.
  • Wristband stations will be set up outside of Miller Park at the pedestrian bridge and by the Home Plate Gate on the Miller Park Plaza from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Wristband stations will also be set-up inside of Miller Park on the Field Level concourse near sections 110, 118, and 126 and inside of the Hot Corner Gate beginning when gates open (4 p.m.)

We recommend allowing yourself enough time to get your wristband and get to your seat in time for the show.

GATES

Gates to the ballpark will open at 4 p.m.. The concert is scheduled to start at 5 p.m.

When entering Miller Park, please be sure to allow for extra time for screening process, finding seats, buying memorabilia, and getting your wristband (if you have field seats).

There are five major gates at Miller Park. Avoid long lines by familiarizing yourself with the different gates around the ballpark and plan to arrive early. All attendees will be required to go through fan screening which includes walking through metal detectors.

PARKING

Parking lots will open at 2 p.m.

Attendees are strongly encouraged to purchase parking in advance of the show day. Parking can be purchased through the Miller Park Ticket Office windows up until Friday, June 17 at the advanced rate of $25. It will be $30 on the day of the show. Please note, parking purchases on the day of show is CASH ONLY.

For this show, there is no Preferred vs. General Parking. It is all first-come, first served.

For ADA parking, please follow the Preferred Parking signage and display your ADA placard to the parking attendant.

For directions and a map of the lots, please click here.

SCREENING

All attendees will be required to go through a fan screening process which includes walking through metal detectors. Bags, purses, fanny packs or soft-sided coolers must be 16 by 16 by 8 inches or smaller and will be searched. Please be sure to allow extra time for the screening process and getting to your seats.

RE-ENTRY

Guests may not exit and re-enter Miller Park using the same ticket. However, in case of emergency, exceptions many apply. Please ask staff for assistance.

ROOF STATUS

The roof status is always a big question folks have when we host games or events here. Right now, however, that’s still TBD. As you know, in Wisconsin, things can change quickly, but we’ll do our best to keep you updated closer t the show. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the most up-to-date information. Open or closed, one this is for sure–Miller Park will be rockin’!

SAFETY

Keep aisles clear. For your safety and those around you, we ask that you keep the aisles clear. Do not stand on seats. Standing on seats is very dangerous and will not be allowed by security.

Report problems immediately. If you need assistance please contact a Miller Park staff member or use the Guest Text Messaging system (Text “Brewers” and your issue to 69050). You may also utilize one of our two (2) Guest Services booths inside the ballpark. There is one on the Field Level behind section 116 and one on the Terrace Level behind section 419. Please do not allow someone or something to impact your experience in a negative manner and not notify us.

TAILGATING

The parking lots at Miller Park will open at 2 p.m. and, just like at Brewers games, tailgating is permitted. Keep in mind that gates to the ballpark will open at 4 p.m. and the concert is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. More than 100 portable toilets will be available in the Miller Park parking lots along with restrooms at the Sausage Haus and Helfaer Field.

TICKETS

Please check brewers.com/Chesney for availability.

TRAFFIC

With several construction projects nearby, we advise checking the WI Department of Transportation for best routes. Lane closures I-94 Westbound could cause delays. For information on freeway traffic and closures, please visit www.plan94.org and 511wi.gov.

VIP PACKAGES

VIP Packages are handled through CID Entertainment, which is still working on the emails to the customers. If you would like to talk to someone, please call 414-902-4000, as our phone center can look up your account and verify that you have a VIP Package to assure you that an email with parking/gate information is coming from the company hosting the VIP Party.

WEATHER

Check the weather and dress appropriately. Flat shoes are recommended. The field cover can be uneven to walk on with heels or flip flops. Please plan on the roof being open unless rain is in the forecast.

WILL CALL

Will Call is located at the Box Office near the Home Plate Gate. Those picking up tickets will be required to present a picture ID of the designated will call name and credit card used for the purchase. No third party Will Call will be accepted for this event; please distribute tickets in advance.

Are you coming to the concert? Let me know how you’re getting in the mood.

Also, don’t forget to share your photos with us using #SpreadtheLoveTourMKE on Twitter and Instagram– We may feature our favorites on the blog!

See you there!

-Cait

@CMoyer

Cait’s A-to-Z Guide to #BrewersOnDeck

This Sunday, we’ll be reunited with our favorite Brewers players, coaches and alumni at Brewers On Deck, our annual Fan Fest that takes place at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee.

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So what do you need to know to have a fun and enjoyable experience? Read on for our A to Z guide.

APP

The FREE MLB.com Ballpark app is your mobile companion when visiting Miller Park and Brewers On Deck. Be sure you download the Ballpark app before coming to the event and enable notifications so you can have easy access to maps and information. iOs users will get event updates via notifications and have the chance to get free stuff (see: Social Media Stage).

A paper version of the program will be available on the day of the event as well.

ATTENDEES

Over 50 Milwaukee Brewers players plus a host of alumni, coaches, front office executives and broadcasters are scheduled to participate in Brewers On Deck! Visit brewers.com/ondeck for the latest list. Please note attendees are subject to change.

AUTOGRAPHS

Details on the autograph and programming schedules are listed at brewers.com/ondeck. The schedules are subject to change. Autographs this year will be either free, $10, or $25, with proceeds benefitting Brewers Community Foundation.

Recipients of “PREMIER” autographs (Ryan Braun, Rollie Fingers, and Bob Uecker) will be chosen through a random selection process. Each fan in attendance will receive one Premier Entry card which may be redeemed at the Random Selection area outside the Main Exhibit Hall of the Wisconsin Center. The Premier Entry card will be exchanged for a numbered coupon and entered into the random selection process for any one of the select Brewers players. Coupon distribution will be available at 8 a.m. the day of the event and will continue up to an hour before each designated autograph session.

There is no cost for coupons to enter the random selection process; however, those holding winning coupons must pay $25 at the respective autograph stage to collect their player signature. There will be 250 winners for each of the autograph sessions. The winning ticket numbers will be posted at the designated autograph stage no less than 30 minutes prior to each player’s session.

BANNERS & SIGNS

Banners and signs cannot be larger than 18″x 24″ and cannot include inappropriate content. NO handles or poles can be attached.

BINOCULARS & CAMERAS

Binoculars are fine to bring to the event and you would be sorry if you didn’t bring your camera to capture all the fun and excitement of the day! Video cameras are permitted as well. Fans can also post their photos from the event to Twitter and/or Instagram using the hashtag #BrewersOnDeck for a chance to win prizes such as a trip down Bernie Brewer’s slide, game tickets and more. For contest rules, visit brewers.com/ondeck.  

BREWERS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION (BCF)

A portion of the proceeds from the #BrewersOnDeck event benefit the Brewers Community Foundation, but there are even more ways to support BCF during the event.  Here’s what they have in store for you:

  • 50-50 Raffle: Tickets for the 50-50 Raffle will be sold from 9:45am-12:15pm and the winner will be announced at 12:45pm.
  • Book Reveal: During the event, the Brewers will unveil a new book – Explore MKE: Your Neighborhood Our City. The Book is published by SHARP Literacy, Inc. and is sponsored by Brewers Community Foundation and Ryan Braun.
  • Hunger Task Force Food Drive: Don’t forget to bring non-perishable food items with you to donate to Hunger Task Force! Once again, food donations will be accepted through Hunger Task Force. Donations can be dropped off at two main entrances to the Wisconsin Center, located at 4th Street and Wisconsin Avenue, and 4th Street and Wells Street. In years’ past, we have raised over 1,000 pounds of food and we would love to reach that threshold once again.
  • Live Auction: Join us at the Interactive Stage for a live auction beginning at 12:30pm and bid on one of 5 amazing packages:
    • 50th Anniversary of Ted Williams H.O.F. Induction Package (Starting bid: $300)
    • 2008 Opening Day Bases Package (Starting bid: $350)
    • Milwaukee Legends Package (Starting bid: $500)
    • Sports Illustrated Cover Package (Starting bid: $500)
    • Suite for a Day Package (Starting bid: $500)
  • Treasure Hunt Table:  We’ll have a wide assortment of game-used and autographed Brewers merchandise for sale, with all proceeds benefiting Brewers Community Foundation.

BREWERS MUSEUM

The Brewers Museum at the event will feature memorable artifacts from throughout the history of the team.

CARRY-INS

Consistent with our game-day carry-in policy, fans may not bring any cans, glass containers or alcohol into the Wisconsin Center. Soda, water or juice must be in factory-sealed plastic bottles. Fans may bring food items into the building using appropriate containers.

Bags, purses, fanny packs or soft-sided coolers will be searched.

Hard-sided coolers are not permitted.

Guests MAY carry-in the following items:

  • Still-photography cameras (Compact)
  • Video cameras
  • Jackets or blankets after being patted down or searched
  • Banners, signs and flags without an attached pole (items cannot be affixed in any way to impeded the view of other fans). (See above).

All permitted items will be inspected at the doors prior to entry.

Guests MAY NOT carry-in the following items:

  • Drum Sticks
  • Alcohol
  • Noisemakers, whistles, air horns, musical instruments (plastic horns vary per event)
  • Glass bottles, metal cans, etc.
  • Professional camera equipment, video cameras, tripods, etc.
  • Animals (except service animals)
  • Weapons, explosives, pepper spray, tear gas, etc.
  • Fireworks, slingshots, smoke bombs, laser pointers, etc.
  • Large bags, large backpacks, suitcases, briefcases, beach bags, etc.
  • Water guns, toy/replica weapons, squirt bottles, soap bubbles, etc.
  • Beach balls, Frisbees, balloons, brooms, skateboards, roller blades, skates, etc.
  • Flags/Signs larger than 18″ x 24″
  • Sticks, poles, rods, drum sticks
  • Confetti or streamers
  • Umbrellas

CONCESSIONS

Just like at Brewers games, there will be many concession stands open for fans to purchase food and beverage.

CONTEST & SWEEPS

Want to win tickets to Brewers On Deck? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for your chance early this week.

Fans can also post their photos from the event to Twitter and/or Instagram using the hashtag #BrewersOnDeck for a chance to win prizes such as a trip down Bernie Brewer’s slide, game tickets and more. For contest rules, visit brewers.com/ondeck.  

DOORS OPEN

Brewers On Deck will take place at the Wisconsin Center (400 W. Wisconsin Avenue) on Sunday, January 31 from 10am to 5pm. Doors to the facility will open at 7am. Doors to the event open at 10am.

FAN CAVE

Play games with the Brewers! Games are free and Brewers players will be rotating through the area all day!

FAN SCREENING

All persons and items entering Brewers On Deck are subject to search.

FOOD DRIVE

Don’t forget to bring non-perishable food items with you to donate to Hunger Task Force! Once again, food donations will be accepted through Hunger Task Force. Donations can be dropped off at two main entrances to the Wisconsin Center, located at 4th Street and Wisconsin Avenue, and 4th Street and Wells Street. In years’ past, we have raised over 1,000 pounds of food and we would love to reach that threshold once again.

“GATES”

Brewers On Deck will take place at the Wisconsin Center (400 W. Wisconsin Avenue) on Sunday, January 31 from 10am to 5pm. Doors to the facility will open at 7am. Doors to the event open at 10am.
GRAB BAGS
Brewers Grab Bags contain a variety of items including tickets, bobbleheads or autographed items for $25. A limited number of Grab Bags are available, so get yours before they run out! Limit two per person

HASHTAG

The official event hashtag is #BrewersOnDeck! Use it and you could even win a prize! Fans can post their photos from the event to Twitter and/or Instagram using the hashtag #BrewersOnDeck for a chance to win prizes such as a trip down Bernie Brewer’s slide, game tickets and more. For contest rules, visit brewers.com/ondeck.

INTERACTIVE STAGE

The Brewers Interactive Stage will feature Kids Only Question and Answer sessions, where youngsters interview players, and a roundtable discussion with members of the Milwaukee media who cover the team on a regular basis.

KIDS CLINICS

Our young fans can help sharpen their batting, fielding and pitching skills by learning baseball fundamentals from the pros like Jeff Cirillo and Gorman Thomas!

KIDS CLUB

Visit the Brewers Kids Club table and sign your child up for just $25! Brewers On Deck Special: Purchase the package at the event and receive a FREE Scooter Gennett Gnome!

KLEMENT’S MAIN STAGE

The Klement’s Main Stage will include various Q&A sessions with top Brewers baseball executives, the coaching staff and game shows.  Here’s a schedule with descriptions of this year’s entertainment:

10:15 am Welcome and Meet the Coaches – Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger will welcome fans to Brewers On Deck. The winners of the seven T-Shirt Friday designs will be introduced.  Fans will also enjoy a question and answer session with Brewers Manager Craig Counsell and his coaching staff.

11:30 am The Brewlywed Game – Brewers players, coaches, prospects and alumni will participate in a game show to see which pair really knows each other the best. It’s the Brewers version of The Newlywed Game.

1:00 pm Meet the Management – Brewers Chairman and Principal Owner Mark Attanasio, General Manager David Stearns, and Vice President – Assistant General Manager Matt Arnold will participate in a question and answer session with Brewers fans.

2:00 pm Brewers Jeopardy – A Brewers player, prospect and alumnus will participate in a game show, similar to the popular Jeopardy television show.

3:30 pm Brewers Face Off – Brewers players and alumni will participate in a game show, similar to Family Feud.

LOCATION

The Wisconsin Center is located in downtown Milwaukee at 400 W. Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee, WI 53203 Get Directions »

MERCHANDISE

The Brewers Team Store by Majestic will have a full set up with the latest Brewers merchandise for sale.

PARKING

For information about parking in downtown Milwaukee, click here.

PHOTOS

Photo sessions with players are also scheduled throughout the day in designated photo areas.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION  

For information on public transportation, you can visit the Milwaukee County Transit System’s website.

SEASON SEAT HOLDERS

All 2016 full Season Seat Holders who paid in full by our November deadline receive early entry to the event. All Season Seat Holders can also take advantage of the Season Seat Holder Only photo line by showing their 2015 Season Seat Holder ID card. Please contact your Account Executive for details on these exclusive opportunities!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Please visit brewers.com/ondeck for a complete schedule of the day’s events by stage and by player!

SOCIAL MEDIA STAGE

I’m personally really excited about this one!

We’ve expanded our programming over at the Social Media Stage. Here’s our schedule:

11am Photo Bombs with Jimmy Nelson & Tyler Wagner Get there and line up early for your chance at a fun photo!

12pm  #BrewersPhone with Gorman Thomas & Tyler Thornburg We’ll be selecting a couple of brave contestants to turn their phones over to one of these Brewers players!

1pm #AskMaverick: Twitter Q & A with Brett Phillips Have a question for Brett Phillips? Tweet it to @Brewers using #AskMaverick in advance of the event.

2pm Lip Sync Battle: Jeremy Jeffress vs. Will Smith You will NOT want to miss this… it’s going to be epic!

3pm Photo Bombs with Taylor Jungmann & Martin Maldonado Get there and line up early for your chance at a fun photo!

4pm Heads Up! With Michael Blazek & Corey Knebel Watch these guys play each other in this popular guess the word game. Then we’ll choose a couple of lucky fans to compete!

Be sure you’ve got your Ballpark App downloaded and ready to go! iOs Users: Trigger a special notification near the Social Media Stage via the iBeacon technology and you may even get a pop-up offer for a free item!

RE-ENTRY

Guests may exit and re-enter Brewers On Deck, provided they receive a hand stamp on their way out of the event.

TICKETS

Advance tickets are on sale through NOON on Friday, January 29, 2016. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $9 for children ages 2-14. Children under 2 are free and will not need an admission ticket.

Tickets will be available on the day of the event at the Wisconsin Center Box Office—CASH ONLY. On the day of the event, tickets will be $20 for adults and $15 for children. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Time subject to change.

A portion of the proceeds from Brewers On Deck will benefit Brewers Community Foundation.

Looking for Brewers game tickets? Visit the Season Seat Holder Booth for information on all of our packages, plus find out how you can go to Opening Day for FREE!

TRAFFIC

For information on freeway traffic and closures, please visit www.plan94.org.

WILL CALL

Picking your tickets up at Will Call? Before Friday, January 29 at 5pm, you may choose to pick your tickets up at the Miller Park Box Office. The Miller Park Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. On the day of the event, Will Call will be located at the Wisconsin Center Box Office. Tickets will be available for pick-up beginning at 8am on the morning of the event.

 

And there you have it–all you need to know before Sunday’s event!

Also, don’t forget to share your event photos with us using #BrewersOnDeck on Twitter and Instagram!

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

 

Cait’s A to Z Guide to Next Week’s Club Atlas vs. Newcastle United F.C. Soccer Match at Miller Park

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We’re looking forward to an exciting evening of soccer in Milwaukee next Tuesday night as Club Atlas and Newcastle United F.C. take part in our second soccer match at Miller Park. 

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As I’ve done with our special events in the past, I’ve compiled an A to Z Guide with everything you need to know about next week’s match.

CAIT’S A to Z GUIDE TO THE SOCCER MATCH AT MILLER PARK

CAMERAS

You may bring your compact, still photography camera. Want to share your photos with us? Use #MillerParkSoccer on Twitter and Instagram and I may feature my favorites on the blog!

CARRY-IN POLICY

Guests MAY carry-in the following items:

  • Still-photography cameras (Compact)
  • Jackets or blankets after being patted down or searched
  • Banners, signs and flags without an attached pole (items cannot be affixed in any way to impeded the view of other fans).
  • Soda, water or juice must be contained in factory-sealed plastic bottles
  • Bags, purses, fanny packs or soft-sided coolers must be 16? x 16? x 8? or smaller
  • Food items in appropriate containers

All permitted items will be inspected at the gates prior to entry.

Guests MAY NOT carry-in the following items:

  • Drum Sticks
  • Alcohol
  • Noisemakers, whistles, air horns, musical instruments (plastic horns vary per event)
  • Glass bottles, metal cans, etc.
  • Professional camera equipment, video cameras, tripods, etc.
  • Animals (except service animals)
  • Weapons, explosives, pepper spray, tear gas, etc.
  • Fireworks, slingshots, smoke bombs, laser pointers, etc.
  • Large bags, large backpacks, suitcases, briefcases, beach bags, etc.
  • Water guns, toy/replica weapons, squirt bottles, soap bubbles, etc.
  • Beach balls, Frisbees, balloons, brooms, skateboards, roller blades, skates, etc.
  • Flags/Signs larger than 3″ x 4″
  • Sticks, poles, rods, drum sticks
  • Confetti or streamers
  • Umbrellas

For additional information on Miller Park policies, please check out the Miller Park A to Z guide here.

CONCESSIONS

Just like at Brewers games, there will be many concession stands open for fans to purchase food and beverage.

FAN SCREENING

New for 2015, in accordance with MLB-wide policy, all fans will be required to go through metal detector screening via walkthrough and/or handheld detectors, prior to being granted access to Miller Park. To help expedite the process and minimize delays, the Milwaukee Brewers will implement Express lanes for guests that are entering the ballpark without a bag. Fans will be asked to remove cell phones, cameras, and other large metal objects prior to entering, but they will not be required to remove shoes, wallets, coins, or belts. Guests are also encouraged to take prohibited items back to their car. Items left at the gate are not the responsibility of the Milwaukee Brewers. Please see “Prohibited Items” for an updated list of prohibited items at Miller Park. If you have any questions regarding the screening process please call Guest Relations at (414) 902-4900.

GATES

Gates to the ballpark will open at 6:30 PM. The match is scheduled to start at 8 PM.

PARKING

Parking lots will open at 5:00 PM.

Parking is available to purchase in advance at the Miller Park Ticket Office. Advanced Parking rate is $20, $25 on day of the event. Parking is not available for purchase online or via phone within 7 days of the event.

Tailgating is permitted in all parking lots. However, if guests occupy parking spaces in addition to the spot purchased for their vehicle, they will be charged for the extra stalls taken. For more details about tailgating, please reference the Miller Park A to Z guide.

PRACTICE

Newcastle United F.C. will hold a practice session at Marquette University’s Valley Fields on Monday, July 13.  The practice will be open to the public and the media. 

Location – Marquette University’s Valley Fields – 1818 W. Canal Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Date – Monday, July 13

Newcastle United F.C. – 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

PROMOTION

The first 10,000 fans 18+ will receive this double-sided soccer scarf, courtesy of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.

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RE-ENTRY

Guests may not exit and re-enter Miller Park using the same ticket. However, in case of emergency, exceptions many apply. Please ask staff for assistance.

ROOF STATUS

This event is RAIN OR SHINE, thanks to the Miller Park roof! The roof status is always a big question folks have when we host games or events here. Right now, however, that’s still TBD. For information about the status of the roof, check out the Roof Hotline.

ROSTERS

ATLAS ROSTER

GOALKEEPERS: Miguel Pinto, Alan Lopez, Miguel Fraga

DEFENDERS: Walter Kannemann, Juan Carlos Valenzuela, Rodrigo Godinez, Ivan Pineda, Felipe Baloy, Carolo Arreola

MIDFIELDERS: Luis Telles, Juan Carlos Medina, Aldo Leao, Rodolfo Vilchis, Jorge Zarate, Juan Hernandez, Rodolfo Salinas, Pablo Mascarenas, Eisner Loboa, Juan Pablo Vigon

FORWARDS: Franco Arizala, Christian Tabo, Gonzalo Bergessio, Martin Barragan, Luis Caballero,

HEAD COACH: Gustavo Matosas Piadon

 

NEWCASTLE ROSTER

GOALKEEPERS: Karl Darlow, Tim Krul, Fred Woodman

DEFENDERS: Fabricio Coloccini, Daryl Janmaat, Massadio Haidara, Jamaal Lascelles, Jamie Sterry, Steven Taylor, Mike Williamson

MIDFIELDERS: Rolando Aarons, Mehdi Abeid, Vuron Anita, Gael Bigirimana, Remy Cabella, Jack Colback, Siem De Jong, Shane Ferguson, Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote

FORWARDS: Papiss Cisse, Yoan Gouffran, Ayoze Perez, Emmanuel Riviere

HEAD COACH: Stephen McClaren

SHUTTLES

I’ve received many questions re: shuttle service from local establishments. Since this is not a normal Brewers game, you should check with each place individually to see what service, if any, they are offering for Tuesday’s event.

TAILGATING

The parking lots at Miller Park will open at 5:00 pm and, just like at Brewers games, tailgating is permitted. However, if guests occupy parking spaces in addition to the spot purchased for their vehicle, they will be charged for the extra stalls taken. For more details about tailgating, please reference the Miller Park A to Z guide. Keep in mind that gates to the ballpark will open at 6:30 pm and the match is scheduled to start at 8 PM.

TICKETS

Tickets can be purchased online at brewers.com/soccer, by calling the Miller Park Ticket Office at (414) 902-4000 or in person at the Miller Park Ticket Office windows. If you need accessible seating, please contact the ticket office in advance.

Tickets ordered in advance and left at Will Call may be picked up at the Miller Park Ticket Office during regular business hours and on the event day. Please bring proper photo identification, credit card used for purchase, and confirmation number to receive your tickets.

The Miller Park Ticket Office is located on-site at Miller Park, near the Home Plate Gate entrance. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; and Sunday, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The ticket office will have extended hours and ticket windows the evening of the event.

TRAFFIC

Heavy traffic and congestion is anticipated leading into the stadium area. City streets and highways are expected to be heavily congested near the stadium between pregame and following the match. To find out the best transportation to and from the stadium please visit the Miller Park A to Z guide and scroll to Directions to Miller Park.

WILL CALL

Tickets ordered in advance and left at Will Call may be picked up at the Miller Park Ticket Office during regular business hours and on the event day. Please bring proper photo identification, credit card used for purchase, and confirmation number to receive your tickets.

The Miller Park Ticket Office is located on-site at Miller Park, near the Home Plate Gate entrance. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; and Sunday, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The ticket office will have extended hours and ticket windows the evening of the event.

Thank you again for your support of international soccer in Milwaukee and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

-Cait

@CMoyer

Cait’s A to Z Guide to Next Week’s Chivas vs. Swansea City A.F.C. Soccer Match at Miller Park

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The World Cup may be wrapping up this weekend, but that doesn’t mean your Futbol Fever has to come to an end.

We’re looking forward to an exciting evening of soccer (including a Futbol Fiesta!–see below) in Milwaukee next Wednesday night as Chivas and Swansea City A.F.C. take part in the first-ever soccer match at Miller Park. 

7/15 UPDATE:   In preparation for tomorrow’s soccer match, Chivas will practice at Miller Park tonight at 6 p.m.  The practice is open to the public.  Parking is available in Brewers Lot 2 near Friday’s Front Row. Tonight’s practice and parking are both free of charge.

As of Monday afternoon, the Grounds Crew is hard at work preparing the field for a different kind of "pitch."

As of Monday afternoon, the Grounds Crew is hard at work preparing the field for a different kind of “pitch.”

Chivas, one of the most historic and successful clubs in Mexico, has captured 11 first division titles in and has raised two Copa México trophies. Additionally, the 108-year-old team is the only club in Mexico to exclusively field Mexican players, a concept that has made Chivas a steady contributor of players to the Mexican National Team. Standout players include former Sporting Kansas City forward Omar Bravo, Aldo DeNigris and Rafael Márquez Lugo.

Swansea City A.F.C., English Premier League side who were previous winners of the 2013 League Cup, will count on their biggest stars to lead the way, including midfielder Pablo Hernandez, forward Michu and midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.

(If you haven’t yet purchased your tickets, you can still do at brewers.com/soccer.)

As I’ve done with the concerts here in the past, I’ve compiled an A to Z Guide with everything you need to know about next week’s match.

CAIT’S A to Z GUIDE TO THE SOCCER MATCH AT MILLER PARK

CAMERAS

You may bring your compact, still photography camera. Want to share your photos with us? Use #MillerParkSoccer on Twitter and Instagram and I may feature my favorites on the blog!

CARRY-IN POLICY

Guests MAY carry-in the following items:

  • Still-photography cameras (Compact)
  • Jackets or blankets after being patted down or searched
  • Banners, signs and flags without an attached pole (items cannot be affixed in any way to impeded the view of other fans).
  • Soda, water or juice must be contained in factory-sealed plastic bottles
  • Bags, purses, fanny packs or soft-sided coolers must be 16″ x 16″ x 8″ or smaller
  • Food items in appropriate containers

All permitted items will be inspected at the gates prior to entry.

Guests MAY NOT carry-in the following items:

  • Drum Sticks
  • Alcohol
  • Noisemakers, whistles, air horns, musical instruments (plastic horns vary per event)
  • Glass bottles, metal cans, etc.
  • Professional camera equipment, video cameras, tripods, etc.
  • Animals (except service animals)
  • Weapons, explosives, pepper spray, tear gas, etc.
  • Fireworks, slingshots, smoke bombs, laser pointers, etc.
  • Large bags, large backpacks, suitcases, briefcases, beach bags, etc.
  • Water guns, toy/replica weapons, squirt bottles, soap bubbles, etc.
  • Beach balls, Frisbees, balloons, brooms, skateboards, roller blades, skates, etc.
  • Flags/Signs larger than 3” x 4”
  • Sticks, poles, rods, drum sticks
  • Confetti or streamers
  • Umbrellas

For additional information on Miller Park policies, please check out the Miller Park A to Z guide here.

CONCESSIONS

Just like at Brewers games, there will be many concession stands open for fans to purchase food and beverage. One special item that will be offered during Wednesday’s match are Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Poblanos (with cheese, chorizo, and cilantro lime rice). You can find them at the Double Clutch stand outside of Section 215 on the Loge Level for $10.25.

FUTBOL FIESTA

Come early and enjoy Futbol Fiesta! Futbol Fiesta is a free interactive fan zone with sponsor booths, games, giveaways, music and more.  Stop by the 3rd Base Plaza at Miller Park from 4:30-7:30 PM on your way to your seats to join in on the fun.

GATES

Gates to the ballpark will open at 6:30 PM. The match is scheduled to start at 8 PM.

MERCHANDISE

Select Chivas and Swansea merchandise/souvenirs will be available in the Brewers Team Stores at Miller Park, including some gear unique to Milwaukee/Miller Park, such as this t-shirt:

Hank Soccer Tee

PARKING

Parking Lots will open at 4:30 PM, coinciding with the start of Futbol Fiesta.

Parking is available to purchase in advance at the Miller Park Ticket Office. Advanced Parking rate is $20, $25 on day of the event. Parking is not available for purchase online or via phone within 7 days of the event.

Tailgating is permitted in all parking lots. However, if guests occupy parking spaces in addition to the spot purchased for their vehicle, they will be charged for the extra stalls taken. For more details about tailgating, please reference the Miller Park A to Z guide.

RE-ENTRY

Guests may not exit and re-enter Miller Park using the same ticket. However, in case of emergency, exceptions many apply. Please ask staff for assistance.

ROOF STATUS

This event is RAIN OR SHINE, thanks to the Miller Park roof! The roof status is always a big question folks have when we host games or events here. Right now, however, that’s still TBD. For information about the status of the roof, check out the Roof Hotline.

ROSTERS

The roster for Chivas includes Mexican national team defender Carlos Salcido, who recently participated in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. A complete roster for both teams is included below:

CHIVAS ROSTER

GOALKEEPERS: Antonio Rodríguez, Luis Ernesto Michel

DEFENDERS: Kristián Álvarez, Omar Esparza, Jair Pereira, Gerardo Rodríguez, Carlos Salcido, Nestor Vidrio

MIDFIELDERS:Patricio Araujo, Fernando Arce, Israel Castro, Jorge Enríquez, Giovani Hernández, Sergio Nápoles, Ángel Reyna, Jesús Sánchez, Edgar Solís, David Toledo

FORWARDS: Omar Bravo, Aldo de Nigris, Carlos Fierro, Alberto García

HEAD COACH: Carlos Bustos

 

SWANSEA CITY ROSTER

GOALKEEPERS: David Cornell, Lukasz Fabianski, Gerhard Tremmel

DEFENDERS: Jordi Amat, Kyle Bartley, Ben Davies, Chico Flores, Stephen Kingsley, Angel Rangel, Jazz Richards, Neil Taylor, Dwight Tiendalli, Ashley Williams – Defender (captain)

MIDFIELDERS: Leon Britton, Nathan Dyer, Jay Fulton , Adam King , Wayne Routledge, Josh Sheehan, Jonjo Shelvey

FORWARDS: Alex Bray, Rory Donnelly, Marvin Emnes, Bafetimbi Gomis

HEAD COACH: Garry Monk

SHUTTLES

I’ve received many questions re: shuttle service from local establishments. Since this is not a normal Brewers game, you should check with each place individually to see what service, if any, they are offering for Wednesday’s event.

TAILGATING

The parking lots at Miller Park will open at 4;30 pm and, just like at Brewers games, tailgating is permitted. However, if guests occupy parking spaces in addition to the spot purchased for their vehicle, they will be charged for the extra stalls taken. For more details about tailgating, please reference the Miller Park A to Z guide.Keep in mind that gates to the ballpark will open at 6:30 pm and the match is scheduled to start at 8 PM. Also, you won’t want to miss out on Futbol Fiesta,  a free interactive fan zone open from 4:30-7:30 PM.

TICKETS

Tickets are selling fast, but are still available for sale. Tickets can be purchased online at brewers.com/soccer, by calling the Miller Park Ticket Office at (414) 902-4000 or in person at the Miller Park Ticket Office windows. If you need accessible seating, please contact the ticket office in advance.

Tickets ordered in advance and left at Will Call may be picked up at the Miller Park Ticket Office during regular business hours and on the event day. Please bring proper photo identification, credit card used for purchase, and confirmation number to receive your tickets.

The Miller Park Ticket Office is located on-site at Miller Park, near the Home Plate Gate entrance. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; and Sunday, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The ticket office will have extended hours and ticket windows the evening of the event.

TRAFFIC

Heavy traffic and congestion is anticipated leading into the stadium area. City streets and highways are expected to be heavily congested near the stadium between pregame and following the match. To find out the best transportation to and from the stadium please visit the Miller Park A to Z guide and scroll to Directions to Miller Park.

WILL CALL

Tickets ordered in advance and left at Will Call may be picked up at the Miller Park Ticket Office during regular business hours and on the event day. Please bring proper photo identification, credit card used for purchase, and confirmation number to receive your tickets.

The Miller Park Ticket Office is located on-site at Miller Park, near the Home Plate Gate entrance. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; and Sunday, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The ticket office will have extended hours and ticket windows the evening of the event.

 

Thank you again for your support of international soccer in Milwaukee and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

Cait’s A-to-Z Guide for Tuesday’s Paul McCartney Concert at Miller Park

On Tuesday, Paul McCartney will make his first visit to Miller Park with his 2013 “Out There” tour, featuring brand new, never before seen production and, as ever, hours of material from the most beloved catalog in popular music, with Paul performing songs spanning his entire career–as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course The Beatles.

As of Friday afternoon, here's the progress on the setup for the McCartney show at Miller Park.

As of Friday afternoon, here’s the progress on the setup for the McCartney show at Miller Park.

As of Monday afternoon, here is what Miller Park looks like as it prepares for Sir Paul.

As of Monday afternoon, here is what Miller Park looks like as it prepares for Sir Paul.

So what do you need to know to have a fun and enjoyable experience? Read on for our A to Z guide.

Paul McCartney Miller Park

Cait’s A-to-Z Guide to the “Out There” Concert at Miller Park

BINOCULARS & CAMERAS

Binoculars are fine to bring to the show.

You may also bring your camera, but lenses cannot be longer than a driver’s license. Want to share your photos with us? Use #OutThereMKE on Twitter and Instagram and we may feature our favorites on the blog!

Video cameras are not permitted.

CARRY-INS

Consistent with our game-day carry-in policy, fans may not bring any cans, glass containers or alcohol into Miller Park. Soda, water or juice must be in factory-sealed plastic bottles. Fans may bring food items into the stadium using appropriate containers, but only food purchased within Miller Park will be allowed into Suite areas.

Bags, purses, fanny packs or soft-sided coolers must be 16 by 16 by 8 inches or smaller and will be searched.

Hard-sided coolers are not allowed in the ballpark.

FIELD ACCESS

Anyone who has seats on the floor will need to obtain a wristband to access their seating area.

We recommend allowing yourself enough time to get your wristband and get to your seat in time for the show. Wristband stations will be set up near outside near the pedestrian bridge and near the Home Plate Gate on the Miller Park Plaza from the time the lots open (4:30 p.m.) until approximately 5:30 p.m. and inside on the Field Level concourse behind Big B’s Diner near section 126, at the top of sections 110 and 118 and inside of the Hot Corner Gate near the Walls of Honor, beginning when gates open (6 p.m.)

GATES

Gates to the ballpark will open at 6 p.m. The concert is scheduled to start at 8 p.m.

PARKING

Parking lots will open at 4:30 p.m. Advance parking is available for $25 until Monday, July 15 at the Miller Park Ticket Office. Parking is $30 day-of-show. These fees apply to all vehicles with the exception of buses. Please note: Advance parking means securing your space early and saving $5; it does not permit you “advance” entry into the park.

For directions and a map of the lots, please click here.

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Buses  7/15 Update: Due to a high number of requests, MCTS will be running Route 90 service to Miller Park for concert. Route 90 will operate every 10-15 minutes starting two hours before the concert (approximately 6:00 pm) and will continue to run for a half hour after the concert ends. For more details, click here.

Shuttles For the Kenny Chesney concert, several local pubs/establishments offered shuttle service. We do not have a list, so I suggest checking with your favorites for more information.

Special Needs Drop-Off There is a Special Needs Drop-Off area; please view the map for directions.

Taxi Cabs Taxis may drop off and pick up using the transit area located outside Helfaer Field.

For directions and a map of the lots, please click here.

 

RE-ENTRY

Guests may not exit and re-enter Miller Park using the same ticket. However, in case of emergency, exceptions may apply. Please ask staff for assistance.

ROOF STATUS

The roof status is always a big question folks have when we host games or events here. Right now, however, that’s still TBD. As you know, in Wisconsin, the weather can change quickly, but we’ll do our best to keep you updated closer to the show. Be sure to follow us on Twitter ( @Brewers ) for the most up-to-date information. Open or closed, one thing is for sure–Miller Park will be rockin’!

7/16/13 Noon Update: I just heard from Senior Director of Stadium Operations, Bob Hallas, who has informed me that as of right now, it look s like the roof will be OPEN for tonight’s show!

TAILGATING

The parking lots at Miller Park will open at 4:30 p.m. and, just like at Brewers games, tailgating is permitted. Keep in mind that gates to the ballpark will open at 6 p.m. and the concert is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. More than 100 portable toilets will be available in the Miller Park parking lots.

TICKETS

Please check brewers.com/mccartney for ticket availability.

TRAFFIC

For information on freeway traffic and closures, please visit www.plan94.org.

WEATHER

7/15/13 Update: I just checked weather.com and, as of noon on Monday, here’s what they are saying we can expect for tomorrow:

Weather

WILL CALL

Picking your tickets up at Will Call? Brewers Ticket Office Will Call is located behind home plate near the Clock Tower.  Tickets will be released with proper photo identification only.

And there you have it–all you need to know before next Tuesday’s concert!

Are you coming to the concert? Let me know how you’re getting in the mood.

Also, don’t forget to share your photos with us using #OutThereMKE on Twitter and Instagram– We may feature our favorites on the blog!

Have a FABulous time!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

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