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Brewers Community Foundation is proud to announce the 2nd Annual “Hitting 4 the Cycle” bike ride and event. On Saturday, August 13, Brewers Community Foundation will once again give bike lovers and Brewers fans the opportunity to combine their two favorite activities. Fans will be able to select one of four bike routes, (22, 44, 88, or 100 miles) that will culminate with a fun-filled tailgate party and that evening’s Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds game.
The cost to register is $50, with a $150 mandatory fundraising minimum. The money raised will support a number of local organizations that, consistent with Brewers Community Foundation’s vision, focus on the areas of health, education, recreation and basic needs. Registrants/fundraisers may qualify for incentives outlined at brewers.ride-mlb.com. Urban Ecology Milwaukee, Dream Bikes, and St. Ben’s Community Meal Program are the beneficiaries identified for 2016.
“Brewers Community Foundation focuses on identifying opportunities to support organizations that are addressing critical issues in our community,” said Brewers Community Foundation Executive Director Cecelia Gore. “We are excited to launch the 2nd annual “Hitting 4 the Cycle” benefit bike ride. The ride provides another opportunity to participate in a fun activity while doing good for the community.”
Sponsors for the benefit include Prairie Springs: The Paul Fleckenstein Trust, The Lowlands Group, and UnitedHealthcare. The Wisconsin Bike Federation will also be actively supporting “Hitting 4 the Cycle.”
For more information or to register, please visit brewers.ride-mlb.com. To learn more about Brewers Community Foundation and register for other events, please visit brewers.com/bcf.
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, which will return in May.
In addition, AJ Bombers continues to offer special concrete custard concoctions by series. Here’s a look at what’s on deck for April here exclusively at Miller Park:
I’ll be sure to check in with AJ Bombers often throughout the season to keep you informed on their newest menu items.
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 “Miller Park Eats,” a tab that highlights our featured fare each month and includes an A-to-Z concession guide to where you can find all the yummy grub all season long!
Rivalry-inspired fare is back at Miller Park. As each opposing team comes to town, DNC SportService will feature “Specials by Series” near Section 229.
Here’s a look at what you can expect for the first homestand. I’ll update this list with the remaining specials by series for the month as I get them, so check back often!
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 “Miller Park Eats,” a tab that highlights our featured fare each month and includes an A-to-Z concession guide to where you can find all the yummy grub all season ling!
Brewers vs. Giants (April 4-6): Chowder Bread Bowl-$12
San Francisco-style clam chowder in an artisan bread bowl
Brewers vs. Astros (April 8-10): Chopped BBQ Brisket Baked Potato
BBQ Brisket, cheddar cheese & sour cream
Brewers vs. Twins (April 20-21): Pork Rib Tips
Smoked Rib Tips, Sweet BBQ Sauce
Brewers vs. Phillies (April 22-24): Cheese Steak
Sirloin Steak, Onions & Peppers, Cheese Sauce, Hoagie Roll
Brewers vs. Marlins (April 29-May 1): Pork Tacos
Cilantro, Onions, Queso Fresco, Lime
Greetings from Miller Park on every Brewers fan’s favorite day of the year: Opening Day!
The festivities began early this morning with media availability at the ballpark beginning at 5am.
After that, the Brewers Front Office met on the field for the annual staff photo. Afterwards, we split up into departments and took additional pics, like this one with the marketing team:
Then, while hardy Brewers fans tailgated in 30-degree weather,
….it was time for the Crew to take batting practice.
Boy was it good to see these guys on the field again! They were excited, too:
It was good to see Will Smith, who is currently on the DL with a knee injury, in good spirits. He even told a special Opening Day edition of #MomJokeMonday on Snapchat:
Then it was time to get ready for the game.
The lineups were announced:
and the national anthem was sung:
and the ceremonial first pitch was tossed:
Now all that’s left to do is….
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!
2016 AT-BAT WALK-UP MUSIC
Anderson – “Til the day I die” by TobyMac
Braun – “Back on Road” by Gucci Mane ft. Drake
Broxton – “Truffle Butter” by Nicki Minaj
Carter – “Mr. Carter” by Lil Wayne
Davies-“Machinehead” by Bush
Elmore – “Still Fly” by Drake and Page
Flores –“Salida” by Ramon Jr.
Razor Theme Song from WWE
Gennett – “Tear it down” by KBn
Hill – “All Along the Watchtower” by Jimi Hendrix
Jungmann – “Y.M.C.A” by the Village People
Lucroy –“Blasphemy” by Bring Me the Horizon
Maldonado –“Shaky Shaky” by Daddy Yankee
“Plante Bandera” by Pusho
Middlebrooks– “Father Stretch my Hands” by Kayne West
Nieuwenhuis – “Lift Your Head Weary Sinner” by Crowder
Nelson – “Like We Own the Place” by Ryan Caraveo
Perez – “Pepe” by Tito el Bambino
Presley – “Epic” by Faith No More
Santana – “Sigo Arriba” by Jay the Prince ft. Jose Reyes
Villar – “Alerta Roja” by Daddy Yankee
“Tu No Te Emboracha” by Hega the Way
2016 PITCHING ENTRANCE MUSIC
Anderson – “Neverland” by Andy Mineo
Davies– “Machinehead” by Bush
Garza – “All Eyez on Me” by Tupac
Jeffress – “Jersey” by Future
Knebel – “Life in the Fast Lane” by The Eagles
Nelson – “What are you waiting for” by Disturbed
Peralta – “De Papa a Papa” by Secreto and El Famoso and Lapiz Conciente
Smith –“Stranglehold” by Ted Nugent
[Please note that these songs can change almost daily; I’ll try to keep this list as updated as possible!]
The song played after wins this season is “Good to Be Alive” by Andy Grammer.
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?
Opening Day is just two weeks away!
Today we invited members of the media out for a special preview of what’s new at Miller Park this season. Here’s the scoop on what you can look forward to this year, starting in just 14 days!
New Concession Items
We had the chance to sample several new food items created by Miller Park’s concessionaire, Delaware North Sportservice. Such items include the Wisconsin dog (featuring a Miller Park hot dog topped with house made beer jam, glazed sauerkraut and chopped bacon), banh mi brat, jalapeno popper dog, buffalo chicken fries, and the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages chili baked potato topper. These items will be located in various concession stands throughout the Miller Park this season.
In addition, the Miller Park locations of Milwaukee favorites AJ Bombers, Smoke Shack and Holey Moley will also be featuring new items this season, including the award-winning Brisket Sloppy Joe at Smoke Shack and the Baby Spice Doughnut + Custard Sandwich.
Located on the PNC Club Level, the Executive Suite is the newest luxury meeting facility at Miller Park. The Executive Suite features meeting space for up to 30 guests and includes premier audio/visual equipment and a spectacular view of the playing field. On game days, the Executive Suite quickly converts from a board room to a premium suite with seating, amenities, and food and beverages. Monday through Thursday rentals include five hours of pre-game meeting space, as well as an exclusive VIP viewing of The Selig Experience between the meeting and start of the game. Rental of the Executive Suite also includes a choice between two food and beverage packages as well as four preferred parking passes. Please call the Brewers Suite Sales Office at (414) 902-4029 to reserve the Executive Suite for a game. For information on hosting a non-game day private event in the Executive Suite, please call Brewers Special Events at (414) 902-4452.
Renovated Home Plate Team Store & New Merchandise!
The Home Plate Team Store was renovated during the off-season. As part of the remodeling, a new hat wall was added and additional points of sale were added to allow fans to shop more efficiently. We also snagged a sneak peek at some of the new merchandise for the 2016 season.
U.S. Cellular Power Playground Kids’ Area
Debuting in 2008, the U.S. Cellular Power Playground, which is located on the Field Level along the right-field line, includes over 8,000 square feet of interactive games and photo opportunities. Three new interactive attractions have been added to the space. “Batter Up,” “Mow ‘Em Down” and “Strike Zone” will be games emphasizing throwing and hitting skills. A fourth attraction is a photo opportunity, allowing fans to get their picture taken in a replica Brewers dugout. Through technology provided by U.S. Cellular, fans can have Brewers players and mascots virtually added to their pictures.
Brewers Ice Cream “Treat Truck” sponsored by Meijer
The Meijer-sponsored Brewers Treat Truck will visit Milwaukee-area neighborhoods, special events, Brewers tailgate parties and youth clubs throughout the summer. Set to make its public debut early in the season, ice cream from Meijer will be distributed by the drivers free of charge. Wrapped in Brewers retro colors, the summer stops will include guest appearances by Brewers players throughout the season. This is an authentic, old-school ice cream truck, complete with a loudspeaker (to play baseball-themed music) to announce its arrival on your home street, just like the trucks that have spent years traveling through Milwaukee neighborhoods to provide refreshments on hot summer days.
Baseball returns to Miller Park on Monday, April 4 when the Brew Crew takes on the San Francisco Giants at 1:10 p.m. Additionally, fans can share in the excitement of counting down to Opening Day by following the Brewers on social media, and also enter to win a pair of 10-Packs, tickets to Opening Day and roundtrip airfare on Southwest Airlines, by posting their creative countdown photos on Twitter and/or Instagram using the hashtag #SeeUApril4. For additional information, please visit brewers.com/countdown.
This year in Spring Training, Eric Young, Jr. is rooming with his best friend–his dad, Eric Young, Sr.
Young Jr., 30, is trying to make the club this spring as a non-roster player in camp. In doing so, he looks to join his father as the third father/son pair to play for the Brewers.
Eric Young Sr. played second base for the Brewers from 2002-03 and is now the first base coach for the Colorado Rockies.
“That’s my best friend. We’ve been like that since I was little and I say that if people didn’t know that we were father and son, by the way we interact with each other you would think we were brothers,” Young, Jr. said.
Young, Jr. was in high school when his dad played in Milwaukee and was participating in summer ball, so he didn’t stay in the city as long as he liked, but he says he knows enjoyed his time there.
He also really enjoys Miller Park from his previous visits as a member of the Rockies and also, the Mets.
“I always enjoyed coming to Miller Park. One of the best stadiums in the league. I just think a few years back when I was a Rockie actually, Opening Day against the Brewers, one of my teammates captured a picture of me kind of out on the field by myself I guess lost in my thoughts and had the background of Miller Park and here we are a few years later,” Young, Jr. recalls.
Is it ironic that the day I decided I wanted to be a pro baseball player, I went and watch my dad play for the Milwaukee Brewers against the NY Mets at Shea stadium? Is it ironic that my favorite player,other than my dad, @therealkengriffeyjr is inducted into the hall of fame this year? (Congrats my dude)That's the reason I wore #24 growing up! Now all I see is Jr.24 (rightfully so)…I wonder what number I'll wear this season. I believe in signs everywhere, if you open your eyes to them. This picture was taken by @adamottavino few years back. He caught me in a moment. I had no clue he was there. I wonder what I was thinking about. That's Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers for those who didn't know. Is this all ironic? I personally don't think so. I think everything happens for a reason. So I'll continue to have faith and Continue to believe. 🙌🏾 I'm excited about this opportunity with the @brewers 💪🏾Be Encouraged! #r2bi
Young, Jr. says that his dad gives him advice when he needs it, but also lets him do his own thing.
“It depends. Usually if I come to him, it’s definitely more so life advice and obviously since he played he knows what I’m going through now– the good and the bad and the business side of the game as well.”
While it’s been good to have the family support as Young, Jr. goes through the spring, Young, Jr. is also internally motivated. If you follow him on Twitter and Instagram, you’ll see him using the hashtag, #R2BI, which is one that he created and stands for “Refuse to be ignored.”
“I started that about five or six years ago when I was in Colorado. It’s mostly kind of inspiring myself to let my talent show. You know, refuse to be ignored. So, it’s caught on and been going strong since.”
Up early chasing my dreams, until the day I look back and realize it was reality! 💪🏾 I'm so thankful for every step throughout this journey that includes my failures as well as my successes. They all mold me into the man I am. They will continue to mold me until I become the man I want to be. Blessed beyond measure 🙌🏾🙏🏾 #r2bi
Keep your eyes on Young, Jr. this spring. As he competes for a spot on the roster, you can be assured he’ll #R2BI.
Delaware North Sportservice, the exclusive food, beverage and retail provider for Miller Park, will hold two job fairs next week at the home of the Brewers.
Sportservice is looking to hire several hundred staff members for the 2016 season, starting Opening Day, April 4.
Over 30 positions are expected to be filled, including stand attendants, servers, bartenders, runners, bussers, retail store cashiers and more.
The first job fair will take place at Miller Park on Thursday, March 10 from 5-7pm CT. The second will take place on Saturday, March 12 from 10am-1pm CT.
Candidates are asked to enter the ballpark through the Hot Corner entrance (near Friday’s Front Row).
Come join the fun at Miller Park this season as several exciting theme nights are headed to the ballpark in 2016. Beginning tomorrow, Friday, February 19 at 10 a.m., fans can buy special ticket packages to Superhero, Star Wars™, Ghostbusters, ‘90s and Country Nights. Special ticket packages for each theme night are limited and include entry to the game and a special themed promotional item.
Calling all caped crusaders and masked crime fighters – find the nearest phone booth, squeeze into your tights and fly to the Fortress of Miller Park for Superhero Night, presented by Kwik Trip. On Saturday, April 30, join the fight as the Brewers look to defeat their arch-enemy, the nefarious Miami Marlins. Included in this special Superhero Night ticket package is a limited-edition Jonathan Lucroy Superhero Bobblehead, featuring the Brewers catcher as his alter ego, “The Protector.” Tickets for the showdown are $24 for Terrace Reserved, $34 for Loge Outfield or $44 for Field Outfield Box.
The Force awakens at Miller Park on Saturday, June 11 as the Brewers join The Resistance to battle the newly-minted members of The First Order, the New York Mets. The ballpark will be transformed into a galaxy far, far away with special in-game features and appearances by a number of Star Wars™ characters. Plus, fans who purchase this special Star Wars™ Day ticket package will receive a limited-edition Stormin’ Gorman Stormtrooper Bobblehead. Tickets range from $25 to $49 for the battle of the galaxy.
If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? Obviously, the Brewers. To celebrate the release of the new Ghostbusters movie, the Brewers will host Ghostbusters Day at Miller Park on Saturday, July 9 as the Brew Crew looks to exterminate the St. Louis Cardinals. Fans who purchase this special Ghostbusters ticket package will receive a limited-edition Brewers quad-bobble featuring four Brewers as Ghostbusters. Sorry, but Slimer will not be included. Tickets are just $46 for Loge Outfield Box seats or $23 for Terrace Reserved.
Break out the neon, overalls and flannel, throw on your Walkman, and head to Miller Park as it transforms into County Stadium for ‘90s Night. On Saturday, July 30, it’s time to party like it’s 1999 as the Brewers will wear their throwback home white uniforms with the blue and green crossed bats logo when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. Miller Park will feature a number of tributes throughout the evening, including music from the era, special in-game features and more. Fans who purchase this special ‘90s Night ticket package will also receive a limited-edition ‘90s-themed Will Smith player T-shirt. Tickets for the event are $19 for Terrace Reserved or $39 for Loge Outfield Box, not including inflation!
There’s somethin’ ’bout a trucker hat. Join the Brewers for Country Night at Miller Park on Saturday, August 27 as the Brewers take on the Pirates, then stick around after the game as Platinum-selling country artist Kip Moore takes the stage to perform a free full-length postgame concert. Don’t worry about bringing your own hat as any fan who purchases this special Country Night ticket package will receive a limited-edition Brewers trucker hat. Get your ticket today starting at $24 for a Terrance Reserved seat or $42 for a spot in the Loge Outfield Box.
Tickets are limited and only those who purchase the special theme night ticket package are eligible to receive that night’s promotional item. All theme night tickets must be purchased in advance and can be obtained by calling the Brewers Group Sales Department at 414-902-4777 or by visiting Brewers.com/specialevents. Beginning Saturday, February 27 theme night packages will be subject to demand-based pricing.
For more information about all special events, including Singles Night (April 5 vs. San Francisco), Autism Awareness Day (April 10 vs. Houston), Stitch N’ Pitch Night (June 9 vs. New York-NL) and Zubazpalooza (June 24 vs. Washington), please visit brewers.com/specialevents.
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Thanks to the success of last season’s inaugural series, the Brewers are proud to announce two Postgame Concerts in 2016. On Saturday, May 14, the Brewers will welcome one of the music industry’s hottest stars to Miller Park as multi-Platinum pop artist Andy Grammer will perform a full-length, free postgame concert, courtesy of Pick ‘n Save, following the Crew’s matchup with the San Diego Padres. Then on Saturday, August 27, country music star Kip Moore will take the stage following the Brewers vs. Pirates, presented by 94.5 KTI Country.
Both shows are FREE to all fans with a valid ticket for that night’s contest and will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the game.
Beginning tomorrow at 9 a.m., fans can guarantee their spot through a special Postgame Concert presale at brewers.com/concerts. For $89, fans can purchase a special VIP Ticket Package that includes a Club Outfield Box seat for the game and a Field Pass for the postgame concert. On-field passes are extremely limited, and the only way to guarantee field access is through this special VIP Package. An option to purchase a $49 ticket in Loge Infield Box is also available.
This special presale will remain open through next Friday, February 12 at 11:59 p.m. CT. However, quantities are limited, so fans are asked to act quickly to guarantee their spot.
From hustling street performer to Platinum-selling recording artist, Andy Grammer’s ascent to stardom has been nothing short of remarkable. The 32-year-old singer/songwriter has gone from relative unknown to industry icon performing alongside Taylor Swift, Train and Colbie Caillat in just a few years’ time. With his 2011 self-titled debut album, Grammer became the first male pop star in a decade to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles, “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me,” certified Platinum and Gold respectively. Grammer would reach even greater heights with the release of his second album, Magazines or Novels, which featured the #1 smash-hit, “Honey, I’m Good.” One of the best-selling songs of 2015, “Honey I’m Good” achieved Triple-Platinum status and soared into the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Grammer would continue his success with the release of his chart-topping song, “Good to be Alive (Hallelujah),” the second single off his deluxe edition of Magazines or Novels.
After a busy 2015 that included joining the cast of Dancing with the Stars as well as live performances on Good Morning America, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Game 1 of the World Series, Grammer is looking forward to continuing his emergence as one of the music industry’s hottest stars with an even bigger 2016.
Singer/songwriter Kip Moore quickly established himself as one of country music’s premier rising stars when he shot out of the gate with his debut album Up All Night spawning three number one smash hits including “Beer Money,” the Platinum certified “Hey Pretty Girl,” and Moore’s Double Platinum breakout hit “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck.”
A relentless road warrior, multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Kip Moore recently kicked off the second leg of his Wild Ones Tour that will include a string of headlining dates in the UK and Ireland as well as shows scheduled in Australia for the first time. Moore’s new single “Running For You” was heralded by Billboard as “a career song from the album” and was the most added song in country radio in its debut week. The single is taken from Moore’s critically-acclaimed second album Wild Ones – declared by Huffington Post as “one heck of an album… set to produce hit after hit after hit” while Entertainment Weekly proclaims it “reaches for the stadium’s nosebleeds.”
All fans who purchase tickets to either game will automatically have access to that night’s free postgame concert. Single-game tickets will be priced according to the Brewers’ demand-based pricing model, and will be available when 2016 single-game tickets go on sale.
To access the presale, fans can go to brewers.com/concerts beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow. Season ticket packages including both postgame concerts, Opening Day and All-Fan Giveaways are on sale now. For additional tickets and other info, fans can call (414) 902-4000 or visit Brewers.com.