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Opening Day Ceremonies at Miller Park

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.

Time for a little BP before the #BrewersOpener! #Brewers #MILvsSF

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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 so it begins! #BrewersOpener #Brewers #ItsGoodOutHere

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and the national anthem was sung:

and the ceremonial first pitch was tossed:

Now all that’s left to do is….

PLAY BALL!

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

 

Brewers Players & Staff Welcome Fans to Baseball Season

We are now just mere hours from the #BrewersOpener and believe me, we’re all just as excited as all of you.

To share in the excitement for Opening Day, Brewers players and staff took to the streets this morning delivering notes containing tickets, concession vouchers and other surprises to unsuspecting fans.

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Fans quickly caught on and took to social media with photos of their notes and enthusiasm for the return of Brewers baseball:

What a fun way to kick off the start of the 2016 season!

And even if you weren’t one of the lucky fans to receive a note from the Crew, you can still join in the excitement of Opening Day!

On Facebook, be sure to add some Brewers flair to your profile photo:

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test out the special new Snapchat lens and filter:

and most importantly, no matter where you’re supporting the Crew tomorrow–at the ballpark, office, school or home–be sure to wear your Brewers cap and support the MLB #CapsOn initiative!

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See you tomorrow!
Cait

@Cmoyer

MILLER PARK HOMESTAND HIGHLIGHTS: APRIL 4-10

Brewers baseball is finally back when the team opens the 2016 regular season at home tomorrow with a 1:10 start against the San Francisco Giants. The Brewers will host the Giants for a three-game series before welcoming the Houston Astros to Miller Park on Friday, April 8 for another three-game series to close out Opening Week. Highlights include special Opening Day ceremonies (previously announced) as well as the first of 14 All-Fan giveaways of 2016.

OPENING DAY: Monday, April 4 vs. San Francisco Giants 1:10 p.m.

Brewers Magnetic Schedule Day – All fans in attendance will receive a Brewers 2016 magnetic schedule presented By Pick ‘n Save and Sargento.

Tuesday, April 5 vs. San Francisco Giants 7:10 p.m.

Singles Night – What better place to meet someone than at a Brewers game? Join the Crew for Singles Night at Miller Park and take part in a special Mix & Mingle event hosted by It’s Just Lunch prior to watching the Brewers take on the San Francisco Giants. This special ticket package includes a ticket in the All-Inclusive Miller Lite Deck, a full buffet, two complimentary beers and the opportunity to meet other single Brewers fans in a relaxed, casual environment.

Wednesday, April 6 vs. San Francisco Giants 12:40 p.m.

Kids & Senior Citizens Discount Days – Returning in 2016 for most weekday afternoon home games, kids 14 and under and seniors 60+ save 50% on tickets. Excludes Opening Day, Labor Day, All-Inclusive Areas and Uecker Seats.

Friday, April 8 vs. Houston Astros 7:10 p.m.

Miller Lite Beerpen – Every Friday home game, fans 21 and older can be a part of the Miller Lite Beerpen in the right-field Loge Bleachers. Fans can buy a Loge Bleacher ticket at the regular price and receive a free Miller Lite Brewers hat. For information, visit brewers.com/beerpen.

Student Nights – Every Friday home game, high school and college students can purchase $10 Terrace Reserved tickets and $15 Loge Bleachers tickets. They also can enjoy a happy hour at certain concession stands from the time gates open through the end of the first inning. Happy hour pricing includes hot dogs, nachos, 12oz sodas and 12oz beers for $3 each. For more information, visit brewers.com/students. Excludes the Miller Lite Beerpen.

Saturday, April 9 vs. Houston Astros 6:10 p.m.

Season Seat Holder Appreciation Day – Season Seat Holders receive 25% off food, beverage and merchandise during select games by simply presenting their Season Seat Holder ID Card. Season Seat Holders also enjoy the opportunity to enter Miller Park 30 minutes prior to the general public to watch the Brewers take batting practice. For more information, visit brewers.com/sshappreciation.

Brewers Coupon Book – The first 25,000 fans 18 and older will receive a Brewers Coupon Book with a variety of special offers and Brewers ticket savings.

Autograph Saturdays for Kids presented by U.S. Bank – Prior to the game, kids 14 and under can receive autographs from select Brewers players and coaches. Autograph sessions will begin shortly after gates open and last for approximately 20 minutes. For each Autograph Saturday game, one child will be selected to win a VIP package compliments of U.S. Bank®. The VIP package includes four Loge Level tickets to that night’s game, on-field batting practice viewing and more! Fans can register at Miller Park Field Level Guest Relations or online at Brewers.com/autographsaturdays.

Sunday, April 10 vs. Houston Astros 1:10 p.m.

1980s Vintage Brewer Bobblehead – All fans in attendance will receive a 1980s Vintage Brewer Bobblehead, courtesy of Chevrolet.

Autism Awareness Day – The Brewers will host their third-annual Autism Awareness Day at Miller Park as Major League Baseball once again partners together with Autism Speaks to celebrate the unique gifts of individuals with autism, raise awareness of autism spectrum disorders and advocate for the needs of individuals and families affected by autism. In support of autism research and advocacy, the Brewers will make a $3 donation to Autism Speaks for every Autism Awareness ticket package sold.

Prairie Farms Dairy Kids Base Run – Kids 16-and-under can run the bases after Sunday home games, courtesy of Prairie Farms Dairy.

Kids Eat Free Sundays – Every Sunday home game, all kids 14 and under will receive a voucher upon entrance to Miller Park good for a free hot dog, apple slices, a bottle of water and an ice cream treat, courtesy of Pick ‘n Save, Blue Bunny & Heinz.

MILLER PARK OPENING DAY CEREMONIES SET

Opening Day at Miller Park is just five days away as the Brewers will host the San Francisco Giants on Monday, April 4. Details for the Opening Day ceremonies are below.

Ticket Availability: This morning, 1,000 additional Standing Room Only tickets were released for public sale. They are available for purchase immediately.

Other Details:

  • Parking Lots/Gate Opening Times: The Miller Park parking lots will open at 10 a.m. on Opening Day. The gates to Miller Park will open at 11:10 a.m.
  • 50/50 Raffle: The 50/50 Raffle will begin when gates open at 11:10 a.m. Proceeds from the raffle support local nonprofit organizations.
  • First Pitch: James Beckum will welcome baseball back to Milwaukee when he throws out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day. Beckum is a former semi-pro baseball player who barnstormed in the days of the Negro Leagues and helped form the Beckum-Stapleton Little League. Founded in 1964, the Beckum-Stapleton Little League has provided over 10,000 children the chance to play organized baseball. It is the longest existing African American Little League in the United States.
  • National Anthem: Dan and Mike Attanasio will perform the first anthem of the year. They will carry on the tradition of their grandfather, Joe Attanasio, who traditionally sang the anthem on Opening Day from the time that the Attanasio family purchased the team.
  • Brewers Magnetic Schedule Day: All fans in attendance will receive a Brewers 2016 magnetic schedule, presented by Pick ‘n Save and Sargento.
  • The 14th Annual Klement’s Opening Day First Brat Relay Race: Prior to first pitch on Opening Day, the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages will participate in the 14th Annual Klement’s Opening Day First Brat Relay Race, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Klement’s plant on Chase Ave. The Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages™ will deliver the “First Brat” all the way to Miller Park (weather permitting).

OPENING DAY PARKING INFORMATION

The Brewers are urging fans to plan ahead when considering parking options for all games at Miller Park, but in particular for Opening Day. Fans may purchase parking passes in advance for all home dates at Miller Park through the Miller Park Box Office, Brewers.com or by phone at (414) 902-4000. Please note, a limited number of parking passes are available for Opening Day.

There will not be overflow parking at Wisconsin State Fair Park this year.

Please tune in to AM 1180 for up to the minute information.

 

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

Opening Day Ticket Opportunity Begins Tomorrow

Today we announced specifics of an Opening Day Ticket Opportunity that will allow select fans the chance to purchase tickets to Opening Day. Additionally, fans will be able to register for presale access to the weekend games at Miller Park prior to the sale of individual tickets.

Beginning tomorrow, January 26 at 9 a.m. and continuing through Monday, February 15 at 11:59pm, fans can go to Brewers.com/opportunity and register for the opportunity to purchase up to four tickets to Opening Day on Monday, April 4 against the San Francisco Giants. Due to limited availability, the Opening Day Ticket Opportunity includes single seats, standing room only and some obstructed view seats. In addition, fans can register to participate in the Weekend Games Presale, which will allow fans to purchase a maximum of eight tickets to each of the Friday-Sunday games at Miller Park.

Following registration, a pool of randomly selected winners will be chosen and provided access to an online opportunity, based on available inventory. The winners will be notified by Friday, February 19. Fans who register for presale access to the weekend games at Miller Park will be notified about the presale details by Monday, February 22.

There is no charge to register. This will be the only opportunity for fans to purchase single game tickets for Opening Day, other than a very small number set aside for fans lining up at the Box Office on the first day of individual game sales at Miller Park.

Meanwhile, there are still options available for fans to guarantee their place at Miller Park for Opening Day and other popular games with 10-Packs starting as low as $160.  Each 10-Pack includes 10 Brewers home games, plus a bonus of Opening Day or any other game of the fan’s choice absolutely FREE. Fans interested in purchasing 10-Packs are encouraged to call 414-902-HITS (4487) or visit Brewers.com/10packs for more information.

Please note: A very limited amount of individual tickets will be available for Opening Day.

Want a chance to win tickets? Brewers fans always do an incredible job helping us count down to Opening Day, and once again, we want to see how you’re counting the days until April 4. Submit your photos on Twitter and/or Instagram using #SeeUApril4. One lucky fan will win the grand prize which includes Opening Day tickets, a pair of 10-Packs and roundtrip airfare for two, but there will be plenty of fun and giveaways over the next couple of months, so be sure to submit as many photos as your creativity permits! Details at brewers.com/countdown.

Empire State Building Lights Up in Team Colors in Celebration of Opening Day

On Monday, New York’s Empire State Building rotated the colors of all 30 teams in honor of Opening Day 2015.

Here’s the building in Brewers colors:

On Monday, April 6, the Empire State Building was lit in Brewers colors in honor of Opening Day.

On Monday, April 6, the Empire State Building was lit in Brewers colors in honor of Opening Day.

To view all of the other teams’ colors, click here.

-Cait

@CMoyer

Lucroy Writes Excuse Note for ESPN Anchor

Last night on SportsCenter, host John Anderson talked about the Opening Day Excuses, notes that were authored by several of our players to help Brewers fans get out of any obligations and ensure they can watch the Brewers play on Monday.

A Green Bay native, Anderson is a big fan of the Crew and expressed his desire to get a note as well.

Well, today, he got his wish thanks to one Jonathan Lucroy:

Lucroy Writes Letter to John Anderson

Hope that works and we #SeeUApril6, John!

Go Brewers!

-Cait

@CMoyer

Miller Park Opening Day Details Set

Opening Day at Miller Park is just five days away as the Brewers will host the Colorado Rockies on Monday, April 6. Details for Opening Day are below. 

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Ticket Availability: Tickets for Opening Day are sold out. Tickets remain available for the remaining five games of the opening homestand.

Details:

  • Parking Lots/Gate Opening Times: The Miller Park parking lots will open at 10 a.m. on Opening Day. The gates to Miller Park will open at 10:40 a.m. In coordination with new procedures established by Major League Baseball, all fans will be screened by metal detectors upon entering Miller Park. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to the gates to ensure they don’t miss first pitch.
  • 50/50 Raffle: The 50/50 Raffle will begin when gates open at 10:40 a.m. Proceeds from the raffle support local nonprofit organizations.
  • First Pitch: Retired Commissioner Emeritus and former Brewers Owner Allan H. “Bud” Selig will throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day. In honor of his achievements, the Brewers retired the number 1 and will unveil the “Selig Experience,” a state-of-the-art attraction at Miller Park, to the public on Friday, May 29.
  • Brewers Magnetic Schedule Day: All fans in attendance will receive a Brewers 2015 magnetic schedule.
  • The 13th Annual Klement’s Opening Day First Brat Relay Race: Prior to first pitch on Opening Day, the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages will participate in the 13th Annual Klement’s Opening Day First Brat Relay Race, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Klement’s plant on Chase Ave. The Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages™ will deliver the “First Brat” all the way to Miller Park (weather permitting).

OPENING DAY PARKING INFORMATION

The Brewers are urging fans to plan ahead when considering parking options for all games at Miller Park, but in particular for Opening Day. Fans may purchase parking passes in advance for all home dates at Miller Park through the Miller Park Box Office, Brewers.com or by phone at (414) 902-4000. Please note, a limited number of parking passes are available for Opening Day.

There will not be overflow parking at Wisconsin State Fair Park this year.

Please tune in to AM 1180 for up to the minute information.

Fans are encouraged to share in the excitement around Opening Day by following the Club on its various social media platforms. Fans may participate in the conversation by tagging photos and updates on Twitter and Instagram with #BrewersOpener.

Need Help Playing Hooky on Opening Day? We’ve Got You Covered.

Need some help playing hooky on Opening Day? We’ve got you covered. Brewers fans can now visit brewers.com/excuses to view and share excuse notes written by our team of ‘experts’ designed to get out of any obligation and make sure you are able to watch Brewers Opening Day on April 6.

For example, Kyle Lohse’s excuse note is the perfect one to use if you’re trying to get out of work:

He even thought to draft a version “for the ladies” to share:

Scooter Gennett’s got one to help you get out of any obligation with a significant other that day…although, now that I think about it, maybe you shouldn’t be sending an excuse note to that person so much as evaluating that relationship. If he/she doesn’t like the Brewers as much as you, that might be a bigger problem!

The other notes you’ll find include one from Mike Fiers to help you get out of chores; one from Will Smith to help you get out of class and one from “Dr. Matt Garza” to get you out of practice.

Here are some photos of the guys working on their notes earlier this Spring:

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Visit brewers.com/excuses now to get and share your Brewers Opening Day excuse now to make sure you’re free next Monday when the Crew takes on the Rockies at 1:10pm CT.

And while these excuse notes should do the trick, if they’re still a little salty about you playing hooky, you can butter them up with some Brewers tickets. You’ll get a special offer from us once you share your note!

Enjoy!
#SeeUApril6

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

 

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