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Fan Appreciation Night Hits the Miller Park Parking Lots

As part of last night’s Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet, Brewers players were escorted on golf carts through the parking lots to surprise fans with gifts as a way of thanking everyone for their season-long support. After batting practice, the players hopped on the carts and went for the ride.

All the players, that is, except for Norichika Aoki, who decided he wanted to drive. He hopped in the driver’s seat of one of the carts and took off!

Every Brewers player and coach handed out bobbleheads, t-shirts and other Brewers goodies to fans in the parking lot to show appreciation for their support.

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Jean Segura even got in the act by flipping a burger on the grill at a tailgate and Tom Gorzelanny snuck a cookie from a group (both the burgers and the cookies looked and smelled great!).

The gesture caught most fans by surprise as they really didn’t really expect to see Brewers players cruising through the lots on golf carts.  It was a fun treat to see the reaction of the fans when the saw the players. There were a lot of double takes! It was also fun to see the reaction of the players, some of whom had never seen the extravagant tailgating that goes on before every Brewers game.

Were you in the parking lot yesterday?  Share your story with us in the comments section below!

–JOHN AND CAIT

johnandcait@brewers.com

Adam Richman’s Miller Park Episode of Fandemonium Set to Air Sunday

If you recall, back in July, the Travel Channel made a visit to Miller Park to tape Adam Richman’s new show, Fandemonium.

If you haven’t seen the show, in each episode Adam immerses himself into an event that has a legendary base of obsessed, passionate superfans, from the Daytona 500 to the Kentucky Derby to Trucks Gone Wild. Along the way, he meets veteran attendees, known for their years of dedication and commitment to what they love. He samples their fantastic food, enjoys the homemade gadgets that makes each setup unique, and learns their insider secrets to what makes each of these events so legendary and worthy of wild celebration. To cap off each event, Adam takes everything he’s uncovered on his journey to give back to the fans with something they’ve never seen before: a new culinary creation inspired by the event and an amazing party that celebrates the superfans he’s visiting.

MB-13-Fandemonium-Social-airtimeWhen he visited us, Adam (along with special guest former Brewers outfielder and current MLB Network analyst Darryl Hamilton) was on a mission to find our craziest super fans, culinary creations and cultural experiences (read: tailgating) that help put Miller Park on the map.

We think he got more than he bargained for. The Miller Park episode of Fandemonium (called “Brewers, Brats and Beer”) is set to premiere this Sunday on the Travel Channel at 8pm CT.

Here’s a sneak peek:

After you watch the show, make sure you come back and share your comments with us!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

PS: As a reminder, with Sunday’s Brewers vs. Cardinals game time change to 7:05pm CT, Brewers fans may want to remember to set their DVRs!

Time to Take Your Tailgate Up a Notch

With the Travel Channel’s Adam Richman set to visit Miller Park this weekend to film Brewers fans and their tailgates for the new show Fandemonium, now is the perfect time to reflect on your tailgating habits.

With tailgating so ingrained in us as Wisconsinites, it is easy to fall into a routine: BYOB, Tony’s bringing the grill, Kristen is bringing the tent, Nikki is making her famous pasta salad… maybe you’ve got a game of bags and/or a special playlist. While you definitely don’t need to fix what isn’t broken, like anything in life there is probably still some room for improvement.

So, to help you out, we’ve got a handy Tailgate Checklist:

Brewers Ultimate Tailgate Checklist

plus, some Tailgating Tips:

Brewers Ultimate Tailgate Tips

(Note: Follow us on Pinterest for more of this type of fun & useful info!)

Did we forget any essentials? Got a special tip of your own? Post them in the comments below or email them to JohnandCait@brewers.com. We’ll compile some of the best ones here on the blog.

And finally, consider spicing up your tailgate with our Homestand Highlight from the Brewers Team Store by Majestic: Brewers Tailgate Games. Choose from Baseball Toss, Washer Toss or Ladderball ($80 each). They are Brewers-branded, easy to assemble and fun for all ages. Want a chance to show off your skills? If you’re here for a Sunday game, be sure to stop by the Brewers Merchandise Trailers located near the Sausage Haus or Helfaer Field for a chance to compete in tailgate games and win “Bernie Bucks” which can be used toward merchandise in the Team Stores at Miller Park!

Tailgate Games

Brewers tailgate essentials are also available online at the brewers.com shop.  In addition, we’ve created a Pinterest board dedicated to tailgating–visit it to keep up with the latest tailgate gear, checklists, tip and more.

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Calling All Tailgaters! Adam Richman’s Fandemonium Set for July Miller Park Visit

The Travel Channel will make a July visit to Miller Park to tape Adam Richman’s new show, Fandemonium.  The show will seek Brewers “superfans” in the parking lot prior to the July 19 – 21 Brewers vs. Marlins series to capture some of the tailgating traditions that make Miller Park famous.

Representatives from the Travel Channel will be at Miller Park scouring the parking lots for mouthwatering food, unique tailgate setups and one-of-a-kind traditions.  Brewers fans can visit Brewers.com/fandemonium today to submit a form that will be reviewed by Travel Channel representatives.  The form asks fans to highlight noteworthy, interesting and unique tailgating plans.  Submitting an online form does not guarantee an appearance on the show, but allows fans an opportunity to express their interest in being considered for the show.

Brewers Fandemonium

Actor Adam Richman has hosted Man v. Food, Amazing Eats, Best Thing I Ever Ate and has appeared as a judge on Iron Chef America.

For more information, visit Brewers.com/fandemonium.

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Cait’s A-to-Z Guide for Tomorrow’s Kenny Chesney Concert at Miller Park

Yes, it’s finally here–tomorrow, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves will make their way to Miller Park for The Corona Light Presents Kenny Chesney’s ‘No Shoes Nation’ Tour.

As a big country fan myself, I’ve been looking forward to this concert since we announced it last November.

And, just like you, I’m getting all geared up for tomorrow. I’m planning my tailgate with friends, shining up my cowboy boots and I’m blasting my “Good Stuff” playlist on repeat.

But what else do you need to know to have a fun and enjoyable experience? Read on for our A to Z guide.

Here's what Miller Park looks like as of 1pm on Friday. Click the photo to view more images of this week's set-up process.

Here’s what Miller Park looks like as of 1pm on Friday. Click the photo to view more images of this week’s set-up process.

A-to-Z Guide to the “No Shoes Nation” Concert at Miller Park

CAMERAS

You may bring your camera, but lenses cannot be longer than a driver’s license. Want to share your photos with us? Use #NoShoesMKE on Twitter and Instagram and we may feature our favorites on the blog!

CARRY-INS

Consistent with our game-day carry-in policy, fans may not bring any cans, glass containers or alcohol into Miller Park. Soda, water or juice must be in factory-sealed plastic bottles. Fans may bring food items into the stadium using appropriate containers, but only food purchased within Miller Park will be allowed into Suite areas.

Bags, purses, fanny packs or soft-sided coolers must be 16 by 16 by 8 inches or smaller and will be searched.

Hard-sided coolers are not allowed in the ballpark.

FIELD ACCESS

Anyone who has seats on the field/floor or in the Sand Bar will need to obtain a wristband to access their seating area. Stations will be set up on the Field Level concourse near sections 110, 118 and 126 to distribute the wristbands.

GATES

Gates to the ballpark will open at 4 pm. The concert is scheduled to start at 5 pm.

PARKING

Parking lots will open at 1 pm. Parking is $25 in advance at the stadium box office or online. Parking is $30 day-of-show.

RE-ENTRY

Guests may not exit and re-enter Miller Park using the same ticket. However, in case of emergency, exceptions many apply. Please ask staff for assistance.

ROOF STATUS

The roof status is always a big question folks have when we host games or events here. Right now, however, that’s still TBD. While the weather looks nice for tomorrow, it’s not nice right now as the artists are getting ready for the show, and as we know in Wisconsin, things can change quickly anyway. But open or closed, one thing is for sure–Miller Park will be rockin’!

5/18/13 Noon Update: Just heard from Senior Director of Stadium Operations Bob Hallas that the roof is expected to be OPEN if there is no rain in the area!

TAILGATING

The parking lots at Miller Park will open at 1 pm and, just like at Brewers games, tailgating is permitted. Keep in mind that gates to the ballpark will open at 4 pm and the concert is scheduled to start at 5 pm. More than 100 portable toilets will be available in the Miller Park parking lots.

TICKETS

If you missed out on getting your tickets earlier, you’re in luck! As a result of production adjustment, a limited amount of tickets have been released today to this previously sold-out show. Check brewers.com/Chesney for availability.

TRAFFIC

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has announced a full freeway closure of I-94 North-South – from 27th Street to College Avenue – which will take place from Friday evening, May 17 through Sunday morning, May 19, thus impacting No Shoes Nation concert-goers.

To better assist those attending the show, here is a map that includes detour routes. The posted northbound detour route has traffic exiting at 27th Street and continuing north to College Avenue to I-94 WEST (NB).

Two additional alternate routes that may be helpful follow:

Alternate 1: Exit I-94 WEST (NB) at 27th Street. Continue (north) on 27th Street to Lincoln Avenue. Turn left (west) on Lincoln Avenue followed by a right (north) onto 43rd Street/Miller Park Way.

Alternate 2: Exit I-94 WEST (NB) at 27th Street. Continue (north) on 27th Street to I-894 WEST. Continue (west) on I-894 WEST to I-894 NORTH. Continue (north) on I-894 NORTH to I-94 EAST and follow to Miller Park.

Concert attendees who travel along I-94 East (Northbound) through Kenosha and Racine counties should plan ahead and allow extra time for traveling. For additional information, please visit the project website at www.plan94.org

WEATHER

I just checked weather.com and, as of noon today, here’s what they are saying we can expect for tomorrow:

Weather for Kenny Chesney Concert

And there you have it–all you “need to know” before tomorrow’s concert!

Are you coming to the concert? Let me know how you’re getting in the mood.

Also, don’t forget to share your photos with us using #NoShoesMKE on Twitter and Instagram– We may feature our favorites on the blog!

See you there!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

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