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Not-so-Arctic Tailgate a Success

Individual game tickets for the 2016 season are on sale today, as of 9am!

Fans have been camping out and lining up since noon on Thursday for their first crack at tickets, with many hoping to score a seat for Opening Day on Monday, April 4. That’s because for those who came out to the Box Office in person, we had a very limited number of tickets available for the event and fans in line were limited to a maximum of four tickets for Opening Day, based on availability.

Other than Opening Day tickets, many fans were out there because this event has become a yearly tradition with some fun perks.

The Klement’s Famous Racing SausagesTM, Bernie Brewer and Brewers alumni players were on hand this morning to greet fans and the first 2,000 fans in line received a hot dog and soda, compliments of Klement’s, Pepsi and Sportservice, as well as an Arctic Tailgate T-Shirt. Grebe’s Bakery also supplied donuts for hungry fans.

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This year’s event did not really live up to its name as temperatures were about 37 degrees when tickets went on sale, with a high expected to reach the 50s in Milwaukee today the last time I checked (I’m currently in Arizona where it is 63 degrees at 10am).

I’m sure no one is complaining about that, however! With the springlike weather and all of the photos and videos coming out of Arizona, it certainly feels like Opening Day will be here soon and it will. In just 37 days, in fact!

For those of you who didn’t come out to today’s event, don’t worry–you can still get in on the action.

Tickets for individual Brewers home games are also available now at Brewers.com or by calling (414) 902-4000 (or 800-933-7890).

 

Fans are also able to purchase parking passes in advance for all home dates at Miller Park including Opening Day. Advance General Parking passes are available for all games.  A complete listing of the parking prices is shown below.

The Miller Park Ticket Office will be open until 5 p.m. today. Beginning February 28, normal Box Office hours are from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday), 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sundays (with extended hours on game days).

Well, it’s off to this morning’s practice for me–have fun picking out your games!

Special thanks to New Media Coordinator Aaron Oberley for covering this event!

-Cait

@CMoyer

Hardy Fans Begin to Arrive at Miller Park for the Weekend Arctic Tailgate

Spring Training is officially underway, and another sign that baseball is coming is the arrival of the first fans in line at the Miller Park Box Office this afternoon in advance of Saturday’s Arctic Tailgate.

If you’re not taking advantage of today’s social media presale, this year’s Arctic Tailgate, which marks the start of sales for individual game tickets, comes to Miller Park this Saturday, February 27. Fans were permitted on site today at noon, and will spend the next two nights waiting for their chance to purchase tickets to their preferred games for 2016.

These hardy fans were the first to arrive on the scene this year.

These hardy fans were the first to arrive on the scene this year.

Before the Box Office windows open at 9 a.m. this Saturday, 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. Grebe’s Bakery will also supply donuts for hungry fans.  FOX Sports Wisconsin and 620 WTMJ support the event as well. NOTE: Online and phone sales for individual games also begin at 9 a.m. on February 27.

Please note the following safety regulations for the Arctic Tailgate. 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.

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 27; 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.

Tickets for individual Brewers home games can be purchased starting Saturday, February 27 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, 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. For more information regarding demand-based pricing for 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. Advance General Parking passes are available for all games.  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, February 27. Beginning February 28, normal Box Office hours are from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday), 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sundays (with extended hours on game days).

2016 Miller Park Parking Information
Location Advance Value Rate Regular Rate
All Games Day of Game (Mon-Fri) Day of Game (Sat-Sun, OD)
General Parking $11 $12 $15
Preferred Parking $16 $20 $25
Bus Parking $40 (Mon – Fri)

$50 (Sat & Sun)

$55  

$75

 

 

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Get Your 2016 Individual Tickets Early Through this Exclusive Presale!

Sometimes, it’s good to be a follower.

As in, this Thursday, February 25, from 9am-11:59 pm 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 27 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 password that you’ll need to be able to take advantage of this special pre-sale opportunity. You’ll use that password on Thursday at brewers.com.

We’ll also be doing the same on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+ and, even Snapchat.

Once you receive the password, you’ll be able to log in to brewers.com on Thursday, February 25 from 9am to 11:59pm 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 Thursday:

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

2. Familiarize yourself with the 2016 schedule so when the time comes, you know exactly which games you want to snag. Are you going for the All-Fan Bobblehead Games? Or the Free-Shirt Friday dates? Or maybe you’re looking to lock in your 5-County or Spring Madness dates? Maybe you want to check out the Twins, Astros, Angers, or A’s  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.

Arctic Tailgate Set for February 27; Single Game Tickets On Sale That Day

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, so that means spring is almost here and the Brewers are getting into full swing for 2016. Another sign of spring is the annual Arctic Tailgate at Miller Park, an event to mark the first opportunity for fans to purchase individual game tickets for the 2016 season.

The Milwaukee Brewers have set Saturday, February 27 as the date for this year’s Arctic Tailgate, with individual game tickets on sale at 9 a.m. that day.

Before the box office windows open at 9 a.m., The Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages, 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. Grebe’s Bakery will also supply donuts for hungry fans. FOX Sports Wisconsin and 620 WTMJ support the event as well. NOTE: Online and phone sales for individual games also begin at 9 a.m. on February 27.

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 25. 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.

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 27; 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 15, fans can visit Brewers.com/opportunity and register for the chance to be selected in an Opening Day opportunity to purchase up to four tickets to Opening Day as well as register for the Weekend Games Presale (Friday-Sunday) at Miller Park this season.

Tickets for individual Brewers home games can be purchased starting Saturday, February 27 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, 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. For more information regarding demand-based pricing for 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. Advance General Parking passes are available for all games.

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 27. Beginning February 28, normal Box Office hours are from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday), 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sundays (with extended hours on game days).

BREWERS SELL 101,000 TICKETS ON FIRST DAY OF INDIVIDUAL-GAME SALES

Today’s single-digit temperatures were ignored by the Brewers faithful today as thoughts of summer days at Miller Park filled the air. Fans queued up early at Miller Park to be the first to get single-game tickets, and combined with online purchases, the Brewers had one of the best days of single-game ticket sales in team history.

As of 3 pm, 101,000 tickets had been sold, tied for the second-highest sold in a single day in team history. The total of 101,000 is 10,000 more than last year on the first day of sales for individual games. (NOTE: the franchise record for tickets sold in a single day is 104,000, achieved on the first day of sales in 2009.)

In addition, the Club announced that Opening Day, April 6 versus the Rockies, is sold out, except for a limited number of tickets that remain as part of Season Seat packages (see below). Several additional games have limited inventory remaining.

“Once again, Brewers fans proved that spring and summer come early when it comes to being ready for baseball, and we appreciate their incredible support,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “We encourage everyone to purchase tickets in advance, not only because several games have limited inventory remaining, but also because the best deals with demand-based pricing are typically for tickets purchased early.”

Fans still have the opportunity to obtain tickets to Opening Day and all of the high demand games with the purchase of a partial or full Season Seat plan. Information on Season Seat plans is available by calling 414-902-HITS.

Games that have been the most popular with fans purchasing tickets today include Sunday, May 10 against the Cubs (Hank The Ballpark Pup Bobblehead, presented by Pick ‘n Save), Saturday, May 30 against the Diamondbacks (Star Wars Night), Saturday, June 13 against the Nationals (Brewers Postgame Concert Series featuring O.A.R., presented by Miller Lite) and Sunday, June 28 versus the Twins (Paul Molitor Bobblehead, presented by Klement’s).

As part of today’s Arctic Tailgate activities, the first 2,000 fans at the Box Office received a free Arctic Tailgate t-shirt, a Klement’s hot dog and a Pepsi, with donuts provided by Grebe’s Bakery.

Tickets remain on sale at the Miller Park Box Office, through brewers.com, by phone (414-902-4000) and at all tickets.com outlets.

 

Arctic Tailgate 2015 a Success; Individual Tickets On Sale Now

Although the annual tradition of camping out overnight for individual tickets was hampered by the extra-frigid temperatures, that didn’t prevent hearty fans from lining up at Miller Park this morning at 5am CT to score their Brewers tickets at Arctic Tailgate.

Here are some photos and updates from today’s event:

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Individual tickets are on sale now at the Brewers Box Office, at 414-902-4000 or on brewers.com.

-Cait

@CMoyer

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.

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.

 “ARCTIC TAILGATE” SET FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28 AT MILLER PARK; Event Marks the Start of Single-Game Tickets

Despite the frigid temperatures, one of the most anticipated annual “signs of summer” for Brewers fans is right around the corner. And it’s all happening in just a few short weeks at Miller Park.

The Milwaukee Brewers have set Saturday, February 28 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. (But PSST! You should also keep your eyes peeled on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, etc. for information about a Social Media Presale!) This is the ninth year that the Arctic Tailgate will mark the start of individual ticket sales.

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On that Saturday morning, the Box Office windows will open at 9 a.m. 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.

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 26. 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.

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. Meanwhile, through Monday, February 16, 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 (Friday-Sunday) at Miller Park this season.

Tickets for individual Brewers home games can be purchased starting Saturday, February 28 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, 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 Box 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 for 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. Advance General Parking passes are available for all games.  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, 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 Miller Park Parking Information
Location Advance Value Rate Regular Rate
All Games Day of Game (Mon-Fri) Day of Game (Sat-Sun, OD)
General Parking $11 $12 $15
Preferred Parking $16 $20 $25
Bus Parking $40 (Mon – Fri)

$50 (Sat & Sun)

$55  

$75

 

Arctic Tailgate 2014 a Success; Event Lives Up to Name

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!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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