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In anticipation of the friendly soccer match between Atlas F.C. and Newcastle F.C. that will be held at Miller Park, Brewers outfielder Gerardo Parra and teammate Neal Cotts will compete in a penalty kick shootout for charity on at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 26 at Miller Park.
On that day, Parra and Cotts will compete in a best-of-five shootout to “ready the field,” as Miller Park will soon be converted to a soccer pitch configuration. A goal will be set up in the outfield of Miller Park and the two players will alternate taking shots at the net.
The only thing standing between the two Brewers and the goal will be goalie Nick Vorberg, a former goalie for the Milwaukee Wave for more than a decade and a Pacific University Athletic Hall of Fame member. He currently serves as the volunteer assistant with the Marquette University men’s soccer team and as an assistant coach with the Wave. He is the Wave’s second all-time leader in goalkeeper wins.
After five kicks, the player with the most goals will be crowned as champion.
Both players have agreed that the loser of the shootout will donate $5,000 to a charity of the winner’s choice. Parra has chosen Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Fund as his charity, while Cotts will go with Wisconsin Humane Society. Teammates, coaches and Manager Craig Counsell will attend the event to cheer on their mates.
Tickets are now on sale for Atlas. F.C. vs. Newcastle F.C. at Miller Park on July 14. Prices range from $25 – $70 and 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. And the first 10,000 adults 18 and over will receive a reversible soccer scarf featuring the logos and colors of the Newcastle and Atlas Clubs, courtesy of Potawatomi Hotel and Casino.
The 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.
Did he show you how to throw a fastball? Buy you your first baseball hat? Master the perfect condiment ratio for your ballpark hot dog? If your Dad taught you not only how to swing a baseball, but also the importance of good sportsmanship win or lose AND he’s the reason you cheer for the Brewers, he’s an All-Star in our books.
And we want to help you celebrate him!
This Sunday is Father’s Day and, as we head into the weekend, we’re looking for you to post photos that depict how a father figure in your life is an All-Star.
Post your photos to Instagram and/or Twitter using #BrewersAllStarDad beginning Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21.
We’ll judge all eligible entries to select our six winners based creativity/originality, photo quality and relevance to the contest theme.
Each winner will receive two tickets in Fox Sports Wisconsin’s Suite for winner and a guest (hopefully dad, if you can bring him!) to the Brewers vs. Mets game on Wednesday, June 24, along with two Vote Brewers t-shirts.
Select entries may also be shown on the Brewers vs. Rockies telecasts this weekend.
Today, we were pleased to have rock band O.A.R. out at Miller Park.
In addition to performing our second post-game concert of the 2015 season, the band also took part in our pregame ceremonies, hosted a meet and greet with fans and enjoyed the Brewers vs. Nationals game.
Here are some photos from their day in Milwaukee.
Although the Brewers lost 7-2 to the Nationals, the 36,000+ fans enjoyed an excellent show by O.A.R. following the game:
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 15-16 vs. Royals: KC Smoked
June 23-25 vs. Mets Hot Pastrami Sandwich
June 26-28 vs. Twins Cajun Pork Chop on a Stick
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it…and try these concessions!”
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
Making its debut tonight is the “GoGo’s Eggcellence Burger,” a special burger named after Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez.
“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:
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.