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MILWAUKEE’S SMOKE SHACK AND HOLEY MOLEY, PLUS ENHANCED Wi-Fi ARE AMONG NEW ADDITIONS TO MILLER PARK IN 2015

Today, we announced plans for several new additions to Miller Park, including the arrival of local food favorites Smoke Shack and Holey Moley. Smoke Shack – a slow-smoked barbeque restaurant – will be located on Miller Park’s Plaza Pavilion, and Holey Moley – Milwaukee’s only craft doughnut shop – will be along the first base side of the Field Level concourse.

Additional upgrades at Miller Park include a Season Seat Holder Headquarters, a Loge Level Ticket and Guest Relations Kiosk, enhancements to the JCI Club Patio, new food options at concession stands and increased Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the ballpark. These projects are in addition to the Selig Experience, which was announced in December.

“Each year we look to bring new amenities to Miller Park to enhance the overall ballpark experience,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “We are excited to introduce new and unique dining options this year, along with a designated headquarters for season seat holders, improved connectivity and additional attractions for our fans. Combining these additions with the new Selig Experience, we are confident that the fan experience at Miller Park will continue to be among the best in all of sports.”

Details about the new additions and projects at Miller Park include the following:

Smoke Shack

Smoke Shack at Miller Park

  • A slow-smoked barbeque restaurant, Smoke Shack will bring a selection of their menu to Miller Park, offering fans a variety of regional sauces to accompany their dry-rubbed barbeque that’s smoked to perfection. Smoke Shack will offer four options from their menu including three “sammiches” and an appetizer-style dish. The menu will also offer three sides to accompany the main selections. Menu items include Kansas City BBQ eggrolls, Smoked Chicken sammich, Carolina Pulled Pork sammich, BBQ Seitan sammich, and more. (For point of reference, Smoke Shack will be located next to AJ Bombers, which was new to Miller Park last season.)

Holey Moley Coffee and Doughnuts

Holey Moley at Miller Park

  • Holey Moley coffee and doughnuts offers a variety of craft doughnuts including cake, yeast raised, filled, fritters and more. A secret new specialty doughnut sandwich and Brewers-themed doughnuts will debut at the Miller Park location. Locally-roasted, freshly-brewed Hawthorne coffee will also be available.

Season Seat Holder Headquarters

Season Seat Holder Area_Rendering

  • Located on the Field Level concourse along the first-base side, the Season Seat Holder Headquarters project involves the creation of a new 350-square-foot meeting area. Conveniently located for Season Seat Holders to meet their account executives face to face, the space will also serve as a distribution point for gifts and other items. The headquarters area will provide opportunities for all fans to inquire about the outstanding benefits involved in being a Brewers Season Seat Holder.

Loge Level Ticket and Guest Relations Kiosk

  • The Brewers ticket office will be opening up a Loge Level Ticket and Guest Relations Kiosk during all home games for the 2015 season and beyond. The kiosk will supplement the Field Level ticket window by allowing fans to purchase tickets to future games while they attend home games. This kiosk will also be an aid for guest relations during the games, offering assistance to fans. The kiosk will be located on the Loge Level behind sections 221-222.

JCI Club Patio Enhancement

  • The JCI Club Patio, which is located on the Club Level along the left-field line, will undergo a facelift for the 2015 season. Improvements include brand new tables and chairs on the patio as well as removing and re-facing countertops.

Concessions Stands

  • Also new for 2015 will be several food options – created by Miller Park’s concessionaire, Delaware North, located in various concessions stands throughout the ballpark. In addition to the standard ballpark fare and other creative returning offerings, Delaware North will unveil items for 2015 such as bratchos (see below), bacon on a stick, Italian rope sausage, street tacos, and loaded tater tots, just to name a few. Bratchos is an epic combination of Klement’s sausages, kettle chips, cheese, fried sauerkraut, jalapenos and sour cream, all served in a cool Klement’s Racing Sausage bucket. In addition, baked potatoes will be featured in additional locations, with new topping options.

Increased Wi-Fi Connectivity

  • Throughout the offseason, the Brewers IT department has worked to improve mobile connectivity throughout the stadium, allowing fans to access social media faster and connect with friends more easily. (NOTE: While Wi-Fi service is being significantly enhanced, there will still be limitations on capacity, especially during high-attendance games).

Selig Experience (opening mid-season)

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  • Previously announced, the “Selig Experience” will be located on Miller Park’s Loge Level in the left-field corner. A highlight of the attraction will be a multimedia presentation that tells the story of former Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig’s role in saving Major League Baseball in Milwaukee, his successful efforts to bring the Brewers to the city, and his tireless efforts to promote and grow the game in his hometown.
  • Miller Park already is known as a premier destination for baseball fans, and the Selig Experience will take that to the next level. It will serve as a year-round attraction, adding another extraordinary enhancement to the overall fan experience.
  • The exhibition space totals approximately 1,400 square feet, and will include authentic artifacts from Selig’s tenure as the Brewers’ owner. It will celebrate the fans’ love of the game, as told through the story of the Brewers’ founder.
  • The main multimedia show builds to a surprising 3D 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 also be delighted to take a sneak peek into Selig’s office.

Uihlein-Wilson Architects designed the Season Seat Holders Headquarters and Loge Level Ticket and Guest Relations Kiosk. Design work for Smoke Shack and Holey Moley was handled by Flux Design.

 

Davis & Lohse Visit with Brewers Season Seat Holders

Today was the Brewers Season Seat Holder luncheon, the second of two such events this season where Season Seat Holders with packages of 20+ games have the opportunity to attend.

The event, which takes place in the Skyy Lounge, includes a plated lunch (which was delicious!), a Q &A with Brewers players, and the opportunity to win prizes.

Today, Season Seat Holders were treated to a Q & A with Brewers outfielder Khris Davis and pitcher Kyle Lohse, emceed by Brewers TV Announcer Brian Anderson.

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Questions ranged from workout routines and mentors to what they do with their free time and entrance music.

Some quotes and highlights:

Q: Khris, What do you talk about with opposing players when you get on base? Kyle, what does the catcher say to you when he visits the mound?

Khris: “I had an interesting conversation with the other Chris Davis. He said I reminded him of someone from the movie ‘Mr.3000′. Other than that, you pretty much just say, ‘What’s up?'”

Kyle: “I tell Luc not to even ask me what pitch I want to throw. I say, ‘You’re just gonna tell me something different anyway.’ That’s the kind of relationship he and I have. We’re tight.”

 

Q: Kyle, what do you tell your son (Kameron, age 7), who has started playing and has been in uniform around the clubhouse?

Kyle: “I just let him go have fun. Parents of the other kids on his teams ask me what they should do. I tell them to just let them have fun, don’t worry about techniques, just make them love the game. Kam loves coming to the park. It’s just one of those things where I’m fortunate enough to be able to do that and for him, he thinks coming in, high-fiving Ryan Braun is normal. One of these days he’ll be old enough to understand and really appreciate it.”

 

Q: You both have chosen entrance songs by Dr. Dre. Why did you choose your particular entrance music?

Kyle: “I’m from Cali and grew up listening to Snoop, Dre, Biggie, old rap stuff. My song [“Next Episode” by Dr. Dre] is one of my favorites from back in high school.”

 Khris: “I picked mine [“Xxplosive” by Dr. Dre] because I liked the drums. Dr. Dre puts out good beats.”

 

Q: Besides baseball, what sports do you like to watch? To play?

Kyle: “I like watching football and I actually enjoy watching golf, probably because I like to play golf and because I have friends on the PGA Tour and I like to see how they are doing.”

Khris: “I like to watch college basketball and in the offseason, I’ll shoot hoops. I also like to read and play video games.”

 

Q: Kyle, can you tell me the difference between your breaking ball, curve and slider?

Kyle: “Well, ‘breaking ball’ is a term that the TV announcers like to use if they are not sure if it was a slider or curve,” he said, pointedly and jokingly in the direction of Brian Anderson, who laughed along with him. Kyle then proceeded to grab a baseball and show the crowd his various grips for his repertoire of pitches:

Kyle demonstrated the different grips he uses for his pitches.

Kyle demonstrated the different grips he uses for his pitches.

Q: What type of bat do you like to use?

Khris: “I prefer swinging ash. The wood bends with an ash bat vs. a maple bat. I like the flex the ash bat gives when I hit.”

And, even though the question was directed a Khris, Kyle jumped in: “I prefer swinging the one that gets the most hits out of all the pitchers,” he joked, as he leads the pitching staff with 6 hits this season. Kyle went on to talk about how in reality, Yovani Gallardo is the best hitter of all the pitchers, which is why he was called upon to pinch-hit vs. the Orioles earlier this season– a decision that resulted in a walk-off double.

At the conclusion of the event, drawings were held for prizes which included baseballs signed by Khris and Kyle.

Thanks to those who came out today, fun was had by all.

Cheers,

-Cait

JohnandCati@Brewers.com

 

 

 

Axford & Weeks Visit with Brewers Season Seat Holders

Today was the Brewers Season Seat Holder luncheon, the second of two such events this season where Season Seat Holders with packages of 20+ games have the opportunity to attend.

The event, which takes place in the Johnson Controls Stadium Club, includes a plated lunch (which was delicious as all food in there is!), a Q &A with Brewers players, and the opportunity to win prizes.

Today, Season Seat Holders were treated to a Q & A with Brewers pitcher John Axford and second baseman Rickie Weeks, emceed by Brewers radio broadcaster Joe Block.

Axford and Weeks

Questions ranged from dealing with adversity and footwork drills to avoid being taken out by the runner advancing to second to favorite baseball movies and clubhouse pranks.

Some quotes and highlights:

Q: If you were stuck on an island, which three players from the current roster would you want to take with you?

Weeks: “Logan Schafer–because he won’t eat all the food; Martin Maldonado because he can cook the food; and…”

Axford: “I’d agree, and add Jim Henderson because he looks a little wilderness-y right now. He would probably be a good forager/hunter.”

 

Q: You have both faced adversity at times during your careers. How do you deal with it?

Weeks: “I see it as a time to get better. It’s definitely a character builder.”

Axford: “I agree. With social media and increased media attention in this day and age, you just have to try to block it out, realize the person you are and you know what you’re capable of.”

 

Q: What’s your favorite baseball movie?

Axford: “My favorite from nostalgic point of view is The Sandlot; from a film standpoint, it is The Natural. The lighting and the cinematography is amazing.”

 

Q: Rickie, how do you feel about having family in MLB? (Referring to his brother, Jemile, who plays for the Oakland A’s.)

Weeks: You don’t often get to share the same sport with a sibling at the highest level. Very blessed.

 

Sitting at the head table with Rickie and John were some special guests–Mindy and Nathan Skewes from Union Grove, Wisconsin. Earlier this year, Mindy and Nathan were selected as prize winners in our Fan-tastic 40 promotion, 40 Days, 40 drawings, and 40 unique prizes and experiences, all for our Season Seat Holders.

Mindy Skewes

I had a chance to chat briefly with the couple during the event.

“It was great getting to interact with the guys. They were very personable and easy to talk to,” Mindy said.

The couple has a the 20-game Business Plan in the first row of the Club Level and frequently attend games with their 7-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son. They’ve been Season Seat Holders for a number of years.

“They were each just 5 weeks old when we took them to their first games,” she noted.

Nathan and Mindy Skewes, Brewers Fan-tastic 40 winners.

Nathan and Mindy Skewes, Brewers Fan-tastic 40 winners.

At the conclusion of the event, drawings were held for prizes which included baseballs signed by John Axford and Rickie Weeks as well as Brewers watches.

Thanks to those who came out today; it was great to see some old friends and meet some new ones.

Cheers,

-Cait

JohnandCati@Brewers.com

 

 

 

First Brewers Fan-Tastic 40 Winner Announced

The Brewers Fan-Tastic 40 promotion–40 days of drawings for 40 unique prizes and experiences–is underway and the first winner is Marty Mathias!

Marty won a $1000 shopping spree in the Brewers Team Store by Majestic, so he can stock up on all the latest Brewers gear for the 2013 season.

Thanks to our friends at Clear Channel, we've got a billboard running to recognize Marty!

Thanks to our friends at Clear Channel, we’ve got a billboard running to recognize Marty!

All fans who purchase or renew ticket packages of 20-games or more have the opportunity to win a variety of prizes, plus an assortment of other unique prizes and experiences spread out over 40 days. For a complete list of prizes, click here.

From now until Sunday, February 24, one Season Seat Holder per day will be selected to win a designated prize in the Fan-Tastic Forty promotion.

Purchases made prior to today already have an entry in the contest. Purchases made within the 40 days of the promotion will be eligible for the next day’s drawing and remainder of the prizes. For example, a purchase on January 19 will be eligible for all prizes from January 20 – February 24.

The last day to purchase to be eligible for prizes is Friday, February 22.

Fans looking to renew or have questions about new packages are welcomed to call 414-902-HITS (4487) or visit brewers.com/fan40. Full sweepstakes rules are also available at the site.

Congratulations, Marty and good luck to everyone else!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

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