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U.S. Presidential Scholar Recognized at Miller Park

Tonight, we were pleased to honor Alethia Tilford, a senior at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School.

Alethia was recognized on the field prior to tonight’s game for being named a U.S. Presidential Scholar. Only 141 students from around the country earned the award, which is considered the highest honor for graduating school seniors. Alethia is one of only two winners from Wisconsin and the only winner from the Milwaukee area.

Of the nation’s 3.3 million graduating seniors, roughly 4300 candidates qualified for the 2015 awards determined by outstanding performance on the college board SAT and ACT exams, and through nominations made by chief state school officers. Candidates were invited to complete an application that included essays, self-assessments, secondary school reports and transcripts.

This month, Alethia and the other honorees will travel to Washington, D.C. to receive a Presidential Scholar Medallion.

Congratulations on this prestigious award!

Don’t Miss Out on Brewers Community Foundation’s 5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk

Have you registered for the Brewers Community Foundation’s 17th Annual 5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk  yet? This popular event will be held at Miller Park on Saturday, July 18 starting at 8 a.m. Registration is limited, so you’ll want to snag one of the few remaining spots soon by visiting Brewers.com/5krunwalk.

The unique feature of this event is that participants actually get to test their skills against the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages, who also run the course. The run will begin and end at the Klement’s Sausage Haus where the Brat, Hot Dog, Chorizo, Italian Sausage and Polish Sausage join the crowd on the course. The route also makes its way around the warning track of Miller Park.

All participants must be pre-registered. For the $35 registration fee, participants in the Run/Walk receive a commemorative t-shirt, a Terrace Reserved ticket voucher good for one of ten Brewers 2015 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.

This year's collectible #Sausage5K T-Shirt.

This year’s collectible #Sausage5K T-Shirt.

The unique feature of this event is that participants actually get to test their skills against the Klement’s Famous Racing SausagesTM, who also run the course. The run will begin and end at the Klement’s Sausage Haus where the Brat, Hot Dog, Chorizo, Italian Sausage and Polish Sausage join the crowd on the course. The route also makes its way around the warning track of Miller Park.

Race participants have helped to raise $175,000 in the past three years with all funds raised to benefit Fisher House Wisconsin. When registering to participate, fans will be able to set up a fundraising page to help raise funds for Fisher House Wisconsin.  Please note that the Run/Walk registration fee cannot be applied toward personal fundraising levels. Fundraising incentive levels start at $100 and increase incrementally to the Grand Prize, which includes an autographed baseball and an opportunity to throw out a first pitch.  The top prize is awarded to the highest fundraiser that raises over $5,000.

Fisher House provides a “home away from home” for military and veterans’ families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee. Veterans and their families living beyond 50 miles from the Milwaukee VA hospital are eligible to stay for free at the Fisher House if they need to overnight. The Fisher House program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and ensures that they are provided with the comforts of home in a supportive environment. The future Milwaukee home will be one of the largest built in the United States. Fisher House Wisconsin is scheduled to open in late 2015.

Complete race details, a course map and other information can all be found at brewers.com/5krunwalk. Any questions regarding the 5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk or the fundraising component can be directed to Meredith Malone at meredith.malone@brewers.com.

Feeling extra ambitious? Sign up for the Brewers Mini-Marathon + 10K! Choose from a 10K course, or a half-marathon course held at Miller Park in September. Click here for more details.

-Cait

@CMoyer

“Specials by Series” to Debut Tonight at Miller Park

In the past, you may recall that DNC Sportservice has offered a popular dining options for fans by featuring a menu item inspired by the opposing team’s city.

Well, I’m pleased to tell you that rivalry-inspired fare is back beginning this month at Miller Park.

The “Specials by Series” items will be located near Section 223 and available for $10 each. The items for this homestand are as follows:

June 11-14 vs. Nationals: Half Smoke

June 11-14 vs. Nationals: Half Smoke. Hot dog on fresh baked bread with chili & cheese.

June 11-14 vs. Nationals: Half Smoke. Hot dog on fresh baked bread with chili & cheese.

June 15-16 vs. Royals: KC Smoked

KC Smoke

June 15-16 vs. Royals: KC Smoked. Hot dog on  fresh baked bread with bacon, coleslaw & pulled pork.

June 23-25 vs. Mets Hot Pastrami Sandwich

June 23-25 vs. Mets: Hot Pastrami Sandwich. Rye bread, hot pastrami, Swiss cheese, ballpark aioli and fried sauerkraut.

June 23-25 vs. Mets: Hot Pastrami Sandwich. Rye bread, hot pastrami, Swiss cheese, ballpark aioli and fried sauerkraut.

June 26-28 vs. Twins Cajun Pork Chop on a Stick

Cajun Pork Chop on a Stick

-Cait

@CMoyer

What Cait Ate: “GoGo’s Eggcellence Burger” and other June Specials at AJ Bombers

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

-Yogi Berra

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it…and try these concessions!”

-Cait

The “GoGo’s Eggcellence Burger” from AJ Bombers

During each homestand, I’ll sample some of the latest and greatest Miller Park fare and review it here, for you.

One of my favorite spots at Miller Park continues to be AJ Bombers. The popular restaurant and bar-with locations in Milwaukee and Madison- occupies the outside space formerly known as the Plaza Pavilion, along the west side of Miller Park near the right-field gate.

AJ Bombers offers a selection of cheeseburgers, egg rolls, tater tots, shakes, custards, specialty concrete mixers and more. The menu also include homestand specials, such as the city-themed concrete mixers as well as monthly player burger features.

GOGO’S EGGCELLENCE BURGER-$9

The AJ Bombers Player Burger of the Month is the GoGo's Eggcellence Burger.

The AJ Bombers Player Burger of the Month is the GoGo’s Eggcellence Burger.

Making its debut tonight is the “GoGo’s Eggcellence Burger,” a special burger named after Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez.

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“GoGo’s Eggcellence” includes a single patty cheeseburger topped with egg, lettuce, tomato, BBQ, mayo & ketchup. It is available exclusively at Miller Park for the month of June, so you’ll want to be sure to try it out soon.

“It’s delicious. I love it. It’s really, really, really good,” Carlos proclaimed. “I need another one for tomorrow!”

In addition, AJ Bombers continues to offer special concrete custard concoctions by series. Here’s a look at what’s on deck for June here exclusively at Miller Park:

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I’ll be sure to check in with AJ Bombers often throughout the season to keep you informed on their newest menu items.

Don’t forget that you can always access our featured menu items via MLB.com’s Ballpark app to check out what’s new and exciting.

Where To Satisfy Your Craving: Fans can find AJ Bombers on the Field Level, in the outside space formerly known as the Plaza Pavilion, along the west side of Miller Park near the right-field gate.

What about you? Do you have a favorite ballpark snack? A question about concessions? Something you’d like to see featured here? Post your comments below!

Bon Appetit!

-Cait

@CMoyer

ATLAS F.C. & NEWCASTLE F.C. TO SQUARE OFF ON MILLER PARK PITCH ON TUESDAY, JULY 14

Today we announced that Miller Park will play host to a friendly competition between Atlas Futbol Club from the Mexican Liga MX and Newcastle Football Club of the English Premier League on Tuesday, July 14.  It is the second-ever professional soccer match at Miller Park and follows the success of last year’s exhibition between Chivas and Swansea City A.F.C.

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Formed almost 100 years ago (August 15, 1916), Club Atlas has been a mainstay in the top division of the Mexican Liga for 86 years.  Based out of Guadalajara, the team finished fourth this season in the Liga MX and recently named Mr. Gustavo Cristian Matosas Paidon as manager for the upcoming season.

Newcastle United Football Club was founded in 1892 and plays in the English Premier League, the highest professional level of football in the country.  Since the beginning, the team has played their home matches at St. James’ Park, the oldest stadium in North East England.  The 2015 season saw the team, affectionately known as the Magpies, remain in the Premier League with hard fought victories over such clubs as Crystal Palace (3-2), Tottenham (2-1), Manchester City (2-0), Liverpool (1-0) and EPL title winners Chelsea (2-1).

“After the success of last year’s match, we are thrilled to bring world-class professional soccer back to Miller Park,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “It is another great opportunity to showcase our facility’s unique ability to host a multitude of events.”

Tickets go on sale for the match on Thursday (June 4) at 10:00 a.m. and 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 15.

A seating diagram is attached and is also available at Brewers.com/soccer. The pitch will be laid out in an east-west orientation with one goal in left field and the other goal near first base.

The match will start at 8 p.m. and the gates to Miller Park will open at 6:30 p.m.  Parking lots will open at 5 p.m.

Selig Experience Unveiling Event Set for Tonight; Public Opening Tomorrow

The Selig Experience, a state-of-the-art attraction at Miller Park to honor Commissioner Emeritus and former Brewers Owner Allan H. (Bud) Selig, will be unveiled tonight at a private function.

Stay tuned to the blog and our social media platforms for photos, updates and livestreams from this special unveiling.

Then tomorrow, the attraction will debut to the public when the gates to Miller Park open (5:40 pm) prior to the Brewers game against the Diamondbacks.

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Located on Miller Park’s Loge Level in the left field corner, the Selig Experience will be accessible to the general public during all Brewers home games, from the time that gates open until the 7th inning. Admission is free for those with tickets to the game, and the attraction will also be open to selected tour groups.

Fans can register in advance to see the Selig Experience at Miller Park by visiting Brewers.com/SeligExperience. Additional details include the following:

1)     Every game, there will be two “reserved” shows. All other shows will be on a first come, first served basis.   There is no charge for reserving a space in advance.

2)     Fans must have a separate game ticket for entry into Miller Park, but there is no additional charge for admission to the Selig Experience.

3)   Fans may reserve up to four spots for a tour, but may only register for one tour in advance. Registrations for multiple shows in advance will result in cancellation of all reservations.

4)   Each show is limited to no more than 35 guests.

5)     For the first reserved show each game day, fans must report to the Selig Experience no later than 10 minutes prior to the game’s scheduled start time, and the show will be scheduled to start approximately at the time of the game’s first pitch. The second reserved show will begin approximately one hour after the game’s first pitch, and fans will need to arrive 10 minutes prior to that scheduled show time. Late arrivals will not be granted access to the Selig Experience.

A highlight of the attraction is a multimedia presentation that tells the story of Selig’s role in successfully bringing the Brewers to Milwaukee, saving Major League Baseball in the city with his commitment to build Miller Park, and his tireless efforts to promote and grow the game in his hometown.

The exhibition space totals approximately 1,500 square feet, and will include authentic artifacts from Selig’s tenure as the Brewers owner. It celebrates the fans’ love of the game, as told through the story of the Brewers founder.

The main multimedia show builds to a surprising encounter with the Commissioner himself inside an authentic reproduction of Selig’s County Stadium office, using a technology found in only a handful of exhibits around the world. After the show, Milwaukee fans will be delighted to take a sneak peek into Selig’s office for themselves.

The design and production of the Selig Experience is being led by BRC Imagination Arts, an experience design agency that Turns Brands into Destinations™. For more than three decades, its masterful storytellers have been chosen by iconic brands and cultural attractions all over the world to inspire and engage their audiences.

Selig’s dedication to baseball has paralleled his love of his hometown of Milwaukee. His first significant move as an executive was to return Major League Baseball to Milwaukee in 1970, when he founded the Milwaukee Brewers. In its first decade, the Brewers featured some of the great teams of that era, which eventually led to an American League pennant and World Series appearance in 1982.

During his tenure as Brewers owner, Selig earned United Press International’s 1978 Executive of the Year award, and the franchise was honored with seven “Organization of the Year” awards.

In the 1990s, Selig began his efforts to build a new ballpark in Milwaukee to replace the aging County Stadium, and Miller Park opened for its first season of play in 2001.

Uihlein-Wilson Architects is also contributing to the initial design of the space for the Selig Experience.

 

Selig Experience at Miller Park Opens Friday-Reserve Your Spot Now

This Friday night, we will host the public opening of the Selig Experience, one of the most unique attractions in sports. And, for a limited time, you can skip the line and reserve your place to be among the first Brewers fans to take it all in.

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The attraction will debut that night when gates to Miller Park open at 5:40 pm prior to the Brewers facing the Diamondbacks (7:10 first pitch). The Selig Experience is open to the general public during all Brewers home games, from the time gates open until the 7th inning. Fans must have a separate game ticket for entry into Miller Park, but there is no additional charge for admission to the Selig Experience.

Fans can register in advance for one of two reserved tours during each remaining Brewers home game by visiting  brewers.com/SeligExperience.

Get Geared Up For Star Wars Night at Miller Park This Saturday

In a time in the near future, in a ballpark near you, the Milwaukee Brewers will host Star WarsTM Night Presented by Kohl’s. On Saturday, May 30, join the Brewers as they duel (with bats, not lightsabers) the Arizona Diamondbacks at 3:10 p.m. in an epic battle against the Dark Side at Miller Park.

A number of Star Wars characters will make special appearances throughout the afternoon and evening.

In addition, fans can purchase limited edition Star Wars merchandise at the Brewers Team Stores at Miller Park:

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We’ll also have some special Star Wars-themed concessions to choose from on Saturday:

Star Wars & Wookie Cookies

Wookie Cookies

Gingerbread flavored cookies in the shape of Star Wars characters will be available at all permanent concession stands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Princess Leia Cinnamon Rolls

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Two cinnamon rolls topped with sweet frosting, served warm, will be available near Sections 125 & 435

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition, Han Burgers (a cheeseburger) will be available in Sections 110, 211, 226 & 413. Yoda Soda, a mixture of lime juice, sugar, sparkling water and sherbet ice cream, will be available in Sections 127 & 227.

Fans are encouraged to dress in costume and are permitted to wear masks, but the Brewers ask all aspiring Jedis to leave their lightsabers at home.  Any and all lightsabers, toy guns or weapons will not be permitted in Miller Park.  Fans will still be permitted to use the Force, so long as they do not bring in an actual device.

Earlier this month, fans were asked to post an original video to reenact their favorite Star Wars scene and/or deliver their favorite line from the film on Instagram and/or Twitter using the hashtag #PitchFirstIWill. Patrick Ryan has won the contest after submitting this video:

Patrick receives four Loge Infield Box tickets to the game along with four Jedi Luc bobbleheads, as well as the opportunity to throw out the first pitch prior to the game.

For more information about Star Wars Night presented by Kohl’s or other theme nights at Miller Park, please call 414-902-4777 or visit Brewers.com/specialevents.

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

NOTE: Only those fans who purchased the sold-out Star Wars Night ticket package will receive a limited-edition Jonathan Lucroy “Jedi Luc” bobblehead. A valid voucher is required to pick up the bobblehead and fans can retrieve the giveaway at redemption tables located by sections 406, 435 and one on the first base side on the Field Level Concourse.

Score a Free Autographed Baseball with $150 Purchase in the Brewers Team Stores

Now, when fans purchase $150 or more of Official Players Licensed merchandise in the Brewers Team Stores at Miller Park, they will receive a free autographed baseball from a Brewers player, courtesy of the MLB Player’s Association.

Gomez Baseball

 

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Examples of merchandise include, but are not limited to: player tees, specialty player tees, player bobbles, pennants, jerseys of current players, 8×10 photos, etc. Game used items (i.e. Authentics Kiosk), as well as much of the newly arriving All-Star Gear (more on that to come!) are also included  in this promotion.

The baseballs fans will receive will be randomized, but that’s part of the fun! This promotion ends on Sunday, June 6, or while supplies last.

-Cait

 

 

Brewers Walk-Up & Entrance Music: Updated 5/26/15

For players, the song they choose for their walk-up or entrance music is often an important decision. What brief part of a song is going to send a message to the fans—and what do I want that message to be? Do I keep the same song that I had last year? What’s the hit that is going to produce the most hits? Is it a superstitious thing, do I want fans to sing along, or do I just use my favorite song right now?

If you’re like me and you’re attuned to the tunes, you probably enjoy seeing this list each year—and updating your iPod playlists accordingly.

DID YOU KNOW? Make sure you download the free Ballpark App! In addition to check-in offers, ballpark maps, game updates and more, one of the really cool features is “Ballpark Music.” Like a song you hear? Check it out on Ballpark–and you can even download it right there! No Shazam necessary!

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2015 AT-BAT WALK-UP MUSIC

Braun – “All Day” by Kanye West

Centeno – “Perros Salvajes” by Daddy Yankee

Davis – “Xplosive” by Dr. Dre

Fiers – “Og Bobby Johnson” by Que

Garza – “Toss it Up” by Tupac

Gennett – “I’m Good” by Trip Lee

Gomez, Carlos –  “Creere” by Terver Cielo

Gomez,  Hector –  “Ratata Ta Ta” by Omega El Fuerte

Herrera –  “Las Auispas” and “ Soldado” by Juan Luis Guerra

Lind – “I Could Be The One” by Avicii vs. Nicky Romero

“Miami 2 Ibiza” by Swedish House Mafia & Tinie Tempah

Lohse ­– “Next Episode” by Dr. Dre

Lucroy – “With Me Now” by Blacklite District

Maldonado – “Warriors” by Cosculluela

“GDRF” by Flo Rida

Nelson – “10 Bands” by Drake

Parra – “Bravo de Verdad” by Oscar D’Leon

Peralta – “Ponteme Melia” by Chimbala

Ramirez – None (at his request)

Rogers – “Simon Says” (Instrumental) by Pharonche Monch

Sardinas –  “Salio el Sol” by Don Omar

Segura – “Que se Mueran de Envidia” by Daddy Yankee ft Paramba

 

2015 PITCHING ENTRANCE MUSIC

Cotts – “Perfect Insanity” by Disturbed

Fiers – The Saw Theme Song

Garza – “All Eyez on Me” by Tupac

Jeffress – “Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap

Lohse – “Wake Up” by Rage Against the Machine

Nelson – “Sound of Madness” by Shinedown

Peralta – “Ponteme Melia” by Chimbala

Rodriguez – “Sandunqueoso” by Tego Cableron

Smith –“Hell Yeah” by Rev Theory

The song played after wins this season is “The Days” by Avicii.

And, in case you weren’t aware, in addition to Ballpark, we do keep a list of these songs on brewers.com and try our best to update it accordingly, so you might want to bookmark this page for future reference.

So now, what about you? What’s your favorite, or most memorable Brewers at-bat song? And, if you were a player, what song might you choose as yours?

-CAIT

@CMoyer

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