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Getting Set for Tomorrow’s Miller Park Soccer Match

 

 

On the heels of the U.S. Women’s National Team’s World Cup victory, we’re pretty pumped up for tomorrow’s soccer match at Miller Park.

Last night, both Atlas F.C. and Newcastle United F.C. arrived in Milwaukee:

and both teams took part in practices today at Marquette’s Valley Fields.

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In addition, to preview this event, we held a press conference at Miller Park today.  Newcastle Coach Steve McClaren, Jack Colback, a central midfielder from Newcastle United, Atlas Coach Gustavo Matosas and Aldo Leao Ramirez, a central midfielder from Club Atlas were on hand for the event. 

The scene from today's press conference at Miller Park. (Photo via Sara Stathas/Milwaukee Brewers)

The scene from today’s press conference at Miller Park. (Photo via Sara Stathas/Milwaukee Brewers)

 

Each of the participants expressed how excited they are to be playing the match at Miller Park–and that they’ve already been impressed by the fan support in Wisconsin as many showed up for this morning’s practices.

“I think the atmosphere will be good. I think there is going to be at least 25,000 here, which is a great turnout. We all know how enthusiastic American fans are,” said Colback.

Newcastle Coach McClaren said,  “It’s great! It was strange because they are in the Newcastle shirts and they have American accents, so that’s a little unusual. Also as Jack was saying, tomorrow’s game with 25-30,000 people will be a great atmosphere against a very good team. Again I reiterate that Milwaukee, we’ve only been here a day but it’s very nice. The weather is good; far better than back home so we will enjoy the preparation and then the game.”

Atlas Coach Matosas echoed Coach McClaren’s sentiment saying, “Milwaukee is beautiful. I don’t know Milwaukee, but Milwaukee is really beautiful. Beautiful city.”

Following the press conference, the media also had the chance to take the field for a match.

The media had a chance to test out the soccer pitch at Miller park this afternoon.

The media had a chance to test out the soccer pitch at Miller park this afternoon.

 

Tickets are still available for tomorrow’s match. Prices range from $25 – $70. Parking is $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the match. Fans can purchase tickets online at Brewers.com/soccer, in person at the Miller Park Box Office, or by phone at 414-902-4000.

In addition, all fans who attend the match will receive a voucher at the gate that will allow them to receive $15 off a future Brewers home game in the month of August. The voucher is valid for 14 games in the month, excluding August 1, 2, 8 and 15And the first 10,000 adults 18 and over will receive a reversible soccer scarf featuring the logos and colors of the Newcastle and Atlas Clubs, courtesy of Potawatomi Hotel and Casino.

The gates to Miller Park will open at 6:30 p.m.  Parking lots will open at 5 p.m.

For more information on the match, check out our A-to-Z Guide, here.

Special thanks to New Media Intern Aaron Oberley for the photos and assist today!

-Cait

@CMoyer

Broxton and Smith Visit with Brewers Season Seat Holders

Today was the Brewers Season Seat Holder luncheon, the first of two such events this season where Season Seat Holders with packages of 20+ games have the opportunity to attend.

The event, which took place in the Skyy Lounge, included a plated lunch, a Q &A with Brewers players, and the opportunity to win prizes.

Today, Season Seat Holders were treated to a Q & A with Brewers relievers Jonathan Broxton and Will Smith.

Jonathan Broxton and will Smith were the special guests at today's SSH Luncheon.

Jonathan Broxton and will Smith were the special guests at today’s SSH Luncheon.

Here are some highlights:

When asked what the guys talk about in the bullpen during the game, Will Smith said, “Stuff…. No, we have a pretty good group down there, so for the first five innings, we’ll cut up and goof around and pick on each other, but once the fifth inning rolls around we cut it out.”

When asked how they respond to adversity, Jonathan Broxton responded:

“It’s tough because when you do blow a game, it sits hard on you. It sat hard on me last night, but you have to get the point where you can turn the page before you leave the clubhouse to be able to pitch the next day. That’s the great thing about being a reliever: We get a chance today to go out there and give it our best. “

When asked who the biggest prankster on the team is, Will Smith pointed to Jonathan Broxton and responded:

“This guy! Don’t you EVER turn your back on him.”

Will Smith points to Broxton as the biggest prankster on the team.

Will Smith points to Broxton as the biggest prankster on the team.

When asked what they do for fun outside of baseball, Will Smith said, “During the season I enjoy sleeping. In the offseason, I like to play golf… play video games. I’m a dork.”

As for Jonathan, he said, “During the offseason I like to do a lot of hunting and fishing, playing golf. I love the outdoors so I spend a lot of time in the outdoors. During the season, I’m more laid back….I try to enjoy my family while I can during the season because we are on the road so much. It gets hard on us.”

On the heels of Mother’s Day, Will Smith was asked if he had any stories about his mom and baseball and he said, “My mom is like your standard mom. She was interested in everything, even if you would do real bad. So one day I’m in, I had just been moved to the bullpen while in Triple-A with Kansas City, and I give up a home run and we lose the game and all this stuff. Obviously, I’m mad. I go back to the clubhouse and look at my phone, and I have a text from my mom. She’s like, ‘Good job, just leave your home run pitch at home next time!’ And you can’t be mad at your mom so I just threw my phone in my locker and said ‘I’m outta here!’”

Will Smith talked about his mom, Kay, at the event today.

Will Smith talked about his mom, Kay, at the event today.

Thanks to those who came out today, fun was had by all. And special thanks to my intern, Aaron Oberley, for his help on this post!

Cheers,

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

 

 

What’s It Like To Be a Ballboy or Girl?

Have you every wondered what it’s like to be a ballboy or ballgirl, one of those people who gets to sit down the baselines at a Major League Baseball game, helping to warm up outfielders and snag foul balls?

Check out this feature, put together by Aaron Oberley, one of our MLB Advanced Media Real-Time Correspondents who also happens to be a Ballboy & member of our Brew Crew himself:

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

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