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Since John and I are down in Arizona for Spring Training, I asked Evan Entler, our Marketing & Advertising Coordinator to fill in for me back home on the Arctic Tailgate front. Evan is new to the Brewers and Milwaukee (he was hired last fall, coming to Milwaukee by way of Florida where he previously worked with the Rays), so I thought getting his take on his first Arctic Tailgate experience would be fun. And I only had to bribe him with the new Taylor Swift album to get him to do it.
So without further adieu, here’s Evan, ladies and gentlemen!
My First Arctic Tailgate by Evan Entler
John and Cait are down at Spring Training working on their golf game and hanging out with Hank (#BallparkPup), so I am holding down the fort here in Milwaukee until they return. And as nice as 80 degrees sounds right about now, there is nowhere I would rather be than camping out at Miller Park with some of the craziest fans in all of sports.
This is my first season with the Brewers, so I had absolutely no idea what I was in for at my first ever Arctic Tailgate. Coming into the event, I thought I knew a little something about tailgating, but I quickly realized that you don’t know what tailgating is until you’ve tailgated with Brewers fans.
I came here from Florida, where people literally will not leave their house if the temperature drops below 60 degrees, so it took me a while to wrap my head around the whole concept of the Arctic Tailgate. Wait, people camp out in the middle of winter? Overnight? In Wisconsin? And they survive? But I was ready to learn how to tailgate from the very best. So I bundled up in my warmest winter attire and made my way outside Miller Park Friday afternoon expecting to see a grand total of eight shivering people in sleeping bags camped outside the ticket window. Instead, I saw a line of tents wrapping around the ballpark as far as I could see. And these were no pup tents. These were deluxe, heated tents straight out of a National Geographic special called Ascent to Everest.
I approached the very first group of campers in line and asked them how long they had been out here. They informed me that they had been there since Thursday night. “Wait a second,” I said, “I thought we sent out a press release informing fans not to camp overnight on Thursday due to the cold temperatures?” Their response, “Yeah, that’s true. So, we just camped out in our cars instead.” Apparently if sub-zero temperatures can’t stop Brewers fans from camping out for tickets, neither can a press release.
I met all kinds of awesome Brewers fans on Friday night – fans from all over the state, most of whom had camped out at every Arctic Tailgate for the last six, seven, eight years. Soon the cold began to get the best of me, however, so I took refuge in the Leinenkugel’s heated tent, where I discovered that Sumer Shandy is just as delicious in 20 degrees as it is in 80.
Now full disclosure – I have developed a certain fondness for sleeping indoors, so I decided that camping overnight in 15 degrees was not going to be for me. Hopefully by next year I will be a true Wisconsinite capable of braving the overnight elements. But I returned bright and early Saturday morning refreshed and ready to rejoin the tailgating. By this point, the line had migrated into the concourse, and stretched from the ticket office to the left-field corner. A night of frigid temperatures had by no means diminished the enthusiasm of these ardent Brewers fans who passed the hours until tickets went on sale by scouring their pocket schedules to determine what games they wanted to attend in 2014.
Of course, even the hardiest of Wisconsinites can grow weary standing in line for hours in the freezing cold, but just as energy was beginning to wane, fans were refreshed with doughnuts from Grebe’s Bakery. Shortly after, the FOX Sports Wisconsin Girls made their way through the crowd to greet fans and fight off the cold by passing out handwarmers, and spirits were quickly revived.
Before we knew it, the clock struck 9, the box office opened and Brewers single-game tickets were officially on sale.
Now maybe you’re one of those people who really prefers to sleep in the great indoors, so you missed out on Arctic Tailgate. Not to worry! Single-game tickets are also available online at brewers.com. You can reserve your seats for some of this season’s biggest matchups including series against the Yankees, Cardinals and Cubs. But you should probably hurry, because tickets are going fast.
As for me, my first ever Arctic Tailgate experience was pretty incredible. I was truly overwhelmed by the passion of Brewers fans. I can hardly wait until Opening Day, when the real tailgating kicks off. It’s going to be a great season. #SeeUMarch31
-Evan Entler, special to John and Cait… Plus 9.
Sometimes, it’s good to be a follower.
As in, on Friday, February 28, from 12-5pm CT when followers of the @Brewers Twitter Account will have the chance to purchase individual game tickets before they go on sale to the general public on Saturday, March 1 in conjunction with the Brewers Arctic Tailgate event.
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 link and password that you’ll need to be able to take advantage of this special pre-sale opportunity.
Once you receive the link/password, you’ll be able to log in on Friday, February 28 from 12pm 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 February 28:
2. Familiarize yourself with the 2014 schedule so when the time comes, you know exactly which games you want to snag. Are you going for the #Brewers14in14 All-Fan Bobblehead and/or T-Shirt games? Or maybe you’re looking to lock in your 5-County or Spring Madness dates? We’re hosting the Yankees this season and it’s Derek Jeter’s last, so maybe that’s on your wish list. 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.
*Another option to guarantee Opening Day tickets? Go for FREE with a Brewers 10-Pack. Click here for details.
For a limited time only (and just in time for Valentine’s Day!), Brewers 4-Packs are returning. The 4-Packs, which are available for purchase online only at Brewers.com/4packs, go on sale this Friday, February 14, beginning at 10 a.m. CT. The sale will continue through Friday, February 21.
With the purchase of Brewers 4-Packs, fans can guarantee seat locations for some of the most popular games of the season prior to the sale of individual tickets to the general public, which begins on Saturday, March 1 at 9 a.m. during the Arctic Tailgate.
Fans can choose from five different 4-Pack options. Three of the five plans – the Matinee Plan, the Rivals Plan and the Weekend Plan – include one All-Fan Giveaway Date, while the Double Bobble Plan includes two All-Fan Giveaway Dates (listed below). The Fan’s Choice Plan allows fans to select four games of their choice from an assortment of 34 games.
The 4-Packs range in price from $72 – $168 and are available in the Field Outfield Box, Loge Infield Box, Club Outfield Box, Terrace Box, Loge Bleachers and Terrace Reserved seat locations. All tickets are subject to availability while supplies last. Pricing is as follows and includes one ticket to four games:
Location: 4-Pack Prices:
Field Outfield Box $168
Loge Infield Box $160
Club Outfield Box $160
Terrace Box $96
Loge Bleachers $92
Terrace Reserved $72
For a complete list of all five 4-Packs and/or to purchase a Brewers 4-Pack, visit brewers.com/4packs. Advance parking packages are also available for purchase. Standard shipping and handling fees apply.
Today, we announced the promotional schedule for the 2014 season.
As you already know, this schedule is highlighted by the #Brewers14in14, 14 All-Fan Giveaways planned for the 2014 season, including eight bobbleheads and six T-shirt Fridays. Additional information about this year’s All-Fan Giveaways is available at brewers.com/allfans.
In addition to the #Brewers14in14, we’ve got more in store for you, starting on Opening Day – Monday, March 31 vs. the Atlanta Braves – when all fans in attendance will receive a Brewers magnetic schedule. The 6th Annual Weather Day at Miller Park will take place during the first homestand of the season on Wednesday, April 2. On this day, the Brewers team up with Discovery World, the Mitchell Park Domes, the Milwaukee Public Museum, Ready Wisconsin and Storm Team 4 meteorologists from TMJ4 for a day of learning, baseball and fun.
The “5-County, 5-Day Celebration” will take place from April 11-15. During this time, all residents of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington and Waukesha counties can purchase select tickets at a 50% savings (excluding the Miller Lite Beerpen, All-Inclusive Areas and Uecker Seats). More great bargains are in store when the Brewers host “Spring Madness” from May 13-15, with savings of 50% on select tickets (excluding All-Inclusive Areas and Uecker Seats). For these three games against the Pittsburgh Pirates, small Pepsi products and Klement’s hot dogs will be just $1 each.
Youth players will want to be in attendance for the popular Little League Night on Monday, June 23 as the Brewers open a series against the Washington Nationals. All Little Leaguers in uniform (registered in advance through local youth leagues) will have the opportunity to parade around the warning track in a pre-game ceremony. Other popular dates at Miller Park include 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).
The 16th Annual Brewers Community Foundation 5K Famous Racing SausagesTMRun/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, July 26, starting at 8 a.m. at the Klement’s Sausage Haus at Miller Park. All proceeds of the Run/Walk will support the programs of Brewers Community Foundation. For the $30 registration fee, participants 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.
Retro Fridays will again be designated for the first home Friday game of every month. They include: April 11 vs. Pittsburgh, May 9 vs. New York-AL, June 13 vs. Cincinnati, July 11 vs. St. Louis, August 8 vs. Los Angeles-NL and September 5 vs. St. Louis. Autograph Saturdays for Kids presented by U.S. Bank®, which is designated for kids 14 and under, will return on select Saturdays throughout the season. These dates include: April 12 vs. Pittsburgh, May 10 vs. New York-AL, June 14 vs. Cincinnati, July 12 vs. St. Louis and August 9 vs. Los Angeles-NL. Prior to these games, select Brewers players and coaches will sign autographs.
In addition, the Prairie Farms Dairy Kids Base Run will take place after Sunday home games for kids 16 and under. Seniors will get their turn to round the bases following afternoon games on May 7 vs. Arizona, June 25 vs. Washington and July 23 vs. Cincinnati.
The annual Cerveceros Day is set for Sunday, August 10 vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Additional popular promotional items throughout the season include the “Plant a Tree” program on May 7, in which 7,000 fans receive a tree seedling, compliments of the Wisconsin DNR; a MillerCoors Brewers pennant on July 12; Potawatomi Brewers umbrella on August 23, and much more. Fan Appreciation Night will take place on Saturday, September 27.
So, mark your calendars, plot out your games and don’t forget that Brewers individual tickets go on sale on Saturday, March 1 at 9am!
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.
I just got word that Bernie Brewer is going to making his way down to Arizona this weekend for the Brewers Cactus League home opener vs. the Oakland A’s on Saturday.
Bernie broke the news in a tweet earlier today:
I sent him an email (you know, because he doesn’t talk) to find out more details.
“I’m leaving tomorrow, got a flight on Southwest. I heard we’re supposed to get a little snow here in Milwaukee–hope it doesn’t impact my flight… Looks like it’s going to be a little arctic for the Arctic Tailgate on Saturday!” [For those unfamiliar, that's the date that individual tickets go on sale.]
“A little sad that I will miss my everyone at Arctic Tailgate–first time in seven years!-but I’m so excited to see all my friends, like Ax, Ryan, Luc, Rickie… so pumped! I’ve got all my bags packed already and I’m even taking some of my equipment. I figured why not… you know, bags fly free, might as well, and hopefully I’ll get to take a little BP!”
Bernie told me he’ll be taking in a practice on Friday and then the games this weekend, so if you’re down in Arizona as part of the #CactusCrew, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Bernie!
I offered to give him a lift to the airport since I’ll be headed down there this weekend myself, so hopefully I’ll have an update for you on his travels. I’m sure he’ll also be tweeting along his journey, so remember to follow him here.
Earlier this week, we announced our 2013 promo schedule and the date when individual tickets will go on sale–beginning Saturday, February 23.
If you want to brave the cold and head to Miller Park for the annual Brewers Arctic Tailgate event on this date, the first 2,000 fans will get a free t-shirt, Klement’s hot dog and Pepsi. Plus, if you’re in line early, you may get the chance to buy a limited number of Opening Day tickets!
Or… if that’s not your thing, stay out of the cold and guarantee the seats to the games you want at brewers.com with a Brewers 4-pack!
That’s right, for a limited time only, Brewers 4-Packs are returning. The 4-Packs, which are available for purchase online only at Brewers.com/4packs, went on sale this morning. The sale will continue through Sunday, February 17.
With the purchase of Brewers 4-Packs, fans can guarantee seat locations for some of the most popular games of the season prior to the sale of individual tickets to the general public (Saturday, February 23 at 9 a.m. during the Arctic Tailgate).
Fans can choose from five attractive 4-Packs. Three of the plans – the Interleague Plus Plan, the Matinee Plan and the Weekend Plus Plan – include one All-Fan Giveaway Date, while the Double Bobble Plan includes two All-Fan Giveaway Dates (listed below). The Marquee Plus Plan includes two games against the Chicago Cubs at non-Marquee pricing. All five plans include at least one Gold or Marquee priced game at retail price, adding additional value to each 4-Pack.
The 4-Packs range in price from $72 – $168 and are available in the Field Outfield Box, Loge Infield Box, Club Outfield Box, Terrace Box, Loge Bleachers and Terrace Reserved seat locations. All tickets are subject to availability while supplies last. Fans interested in purchasing 4-Packs should visit Brewers.com/4packs. Advance parking packages are also available for purchase. Standard shipping and handling fees apply.
2013 Promotional Schedule Released; Individual Tickets Go On Sale 2/23 at Annual Arctic Tailgate Party
Today is a day that many Brewers fans have been waiting for: The announcement of the date for this year’s Arctic Tailgate party, which marks the beginning of individual ticket sales at Miller Park and the release of our 2013 promotional schedule!
To start, individual game tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Tickets for individual Brewers home games can be purchased starting Saturday, February 23 at 9 a.m. at the Miller Park Box Office, at brewers.com or by calling (414) 902-4000 (or 800-933-7890).
This is the seventh year that the Arctic Tailgate party will mark the start of individual ticket sales. The Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages, Bernie Brewer and Brewers alumni players will also be on hand to greet the fans and 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 Newsradio 620 WTMJ will both serve as media sponsors.
Please visit brewers.com/tailgate for details, including safety regulations. In addition, only a very limited number of tickets for Opening Day will be available at this event (note: Miller Park Box Office will be the only place where fans will be able to purchase individual Opening Day tickets on February 23; 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 11, 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 Gold and Marquee Games at Miller Park this season.
Fans will also be able to purchase parking passes in advance for all home dates at Miller Park including Opening Day.
In addition to the Miller Park Box Office, you will be able to buy tickets and parking at Brewers.com or by phone at (414) 902-4000. The Miller Park Box Office will be open until 5 p.m. on February 23. Normal Box Office hours are from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Monday – Friday (beginning Monday, February 25), 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sundays.
And…when picking out your games, you’ll definitely want to have the 2013 PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE handy!
Here are a few highlights:
Thanks to John and Cait, you already know that we’ve got 10 All-Fan Bobblehead Giveaways topping the excitement at Miller Park:
In addition to those sure to be very popular items, there are several special events for which fans will want to mark their calendars and secure tickets in advance.
Our 5-County, 5-Day Celebration will take place from April 29–May 3. During this time, all residents of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington and Waukesha counties can purchase tickets at a 50% savings on all reserved seats (excluding the Miller Lite Beerpen, All-Inclusive Areas and the $1 Uecker Seats).
More great bargains are in store when we host Spring Madness from May 20-22, with all seats regularly priced at $34 and less available at a savings of 50% (excluding the Miller Lite Beerpen, All-Inclusive Areas and $1 Uecker Seats). For these three games against the Los Angeles Dodgers, small Pepsi products and Klement’s hot dogs will be just $1 each.
In addition to the two annual tribute events – Cerveceros Day (Saturday, June 8 vs. Philadelphia) and the Negro Leagues Tribute Night (Saturday, July 20 vs. Miami) – we will also host Polish Heritage Day on Sunday, June 23 against the Atlanta Braves. On these dates, the Brewers will wear special uniform tops, including a “Piwowarzy” jersey (the Polish translation of “Brewers”).
Youth players will want to be in attendance for the popular Little League Night on Tuesday, June 25 as the Brewers open a series against the Chicago Cubs. All Little Leaguers in uniform (registered in advance through local youth leagues) will have the opportunity to parade around the warning track in a pre-game ceremony.
On Saturday, July 20, the 15th Annual Brewers Community Foundation 5K Famous Racing SausagesTMRun/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. for runners (8:15 a.m. for walkers) at the Klement’s Sausage Haus at Miller Park, with all proceeds supporting the programs of Brewers Community Foundation. Participants will receive a t-shirt, Klement’s hot dog, a bottle of Aquafina and a ticket voucher redeemable for one of eight specified regular season games in 2013. [Cait's note: Use this as a warmup for the Brewers Mini-Marathon & 10K in September!]
Retro Fridays will be back once again and are designated for the first home Friday game of every month. They include: April 5 vs. Arizona, May 3 vs. St. Louis, June 7 vs. Philadelphia, July 5 vs. New York-NL, August 2 vs. Washington and September 13 vs. Cincinnati. Also, U.S. Bank Kids Autograph Saturdays, which are designated for kids 14 and under, will also return on select Saturdays throughout the season.
Good Morning, Everyone!
Well, I made it through the night and individual game tickets are now officially on sale as of 9am CT this morning. It’s still a party down here at Miller Park as we celebrate Brewers Arctic Tailgate, so if you’re not purchasing by phone at (414) 902-4000 or online at brewers.com, stop down for some fun and excitement!
Here’s the latest slideshow–enjoy!
Just remember, it may be “arctic” here in Milwaukee today, but Spring Training games start a week from tomorrow and Opening Day is just 41 days away!
Well folks, it’s just after midnight, so that means it’s officially the day of Arctic Tailgate, the day individual tickets go on sale to the public at 9am CT.
Just got back in from my second trip out into the cold, and boy the party is still going strong!
Here are some more pics-enjoy!
To see pics from earlier in the night, click here.
PS-If you’re not out here braving the elements, you can still purchase tickets online at brewers.com or by phone at (414) 902-4000.
Opening Day is just 41 days away!