Thanksgiving Drive-Thru Food Drive in Full Swing at Miller Park

Today, Brewers Community Foundation is teaming up with Hunger Task Force and CBS 58 to help feed Milwaukee-area families in need by hosting the “Thanksgiving Drive Thru Food Drive” at Miller Park.

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The drive has been in full swing since 4:30 a.m. this morning with lots of donations pouring in.

And, those who showed up not too long ago got a little surprise:

Ryan Braun came in last night from his offseason home in California to be here this morning to assist with the food collection and greet those fans making a donation.

“It’s a special time to give back a little to the community. I’ve always enjoyed being a part of the community here. Anytime you get around the holiday season, it’s just special to have a positive impact on other people. Something I’ve definitely enjoyed doing the last few years,” he said.

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This is the third year in a row that Ryan has been back to Milwaukee for this event.

“It’s fun. Hunger Task Force does some amazing things in the community. Brewers Community Foundation does such a great job, just being involved and giving back and having a positive impact. Just being a part of that is something that I’ve always enjoyed and continue to have fun doing,” Ryan said.

The slugger, who also met with media this morning, says he feels good and is recovering well from the back procedure he had after this season ended.

“Just doing my rehab and physical therapy four days a week and definitely feel pretty good right now,” he said, saying that he doesn’t expect it to have much of an impact on his typical offseason training program.

Other than that, Ryan said he’s enjoyed spending time with his family, including his 14-month-old daughter Celine Elysse.

“It’s a little chaotic. My daughter is now mobile, so just chasing her around most of the time….It’s amazing. Anyone who is a parent has seen the transition, I’m sure,” he said. “Every day right now it’s a new word, it’s a new phrase, a new expression. She’s very social. We’ve got our hands full. It’s a lot of fun.”

Following today’s event, Ryan said he will travel to Utah to spend Thanksgiving with his in-laws.

Speaking of Thanksgiving, over on Snapchat, Ryan had this special message for Brewers fans today:

Food can be dropped off at Helfaer Field at Miller Park tonight until 6 p.m.

Each vehicle stopping by to donate food items will receive a Brewers bobblehead, a gift bag and other items while supplies last.




The Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee Admirals today announced the continuation of the “2-Man Advantage” ticket package that was originally introduced for the 2008 season. The joint ticket opportunity is a part of the partnership established by the two teams in 2005.


The ticket package includes one “Stern & Bow” ticket to one of three Brewers promotion nights at the BMO Harris Bradley Center for an Admirals home game and one Terrace Reserved ticket to one of three select Brewers games at Miller Park during the 2016 season, all for only $22. The package is valued at $37.50. The dates available to fans for the ticket deal are as follows:

Saturday, January 9, 2016– Milwaukee Admirals vs. Iowa Wild at 7:00 p.m. –

Brewers/Admirals Ice Scraper Giveaway (First 2,500 Fans)


Friday, February 12, 2016 – Milwaukee Admirals vs. Rockford IceHogs at 7:00 p.m. –

Brewers/Admirals Travel Coffee Mug Giveaway (First 2,500 Fans)


Friday, March 18, 2016 – Milwaukee Admirals vs. Charlotte Checkers at 7:00 p.m. –

Brewers BuyOne, GetOne Free Ticket Voucher (All Fans)


Saturday, April 9, 2016 – Milwaukee Brewers vs. Houston Astros at 6:10 p.m.


Friday, April 29, 2016 – Milwaukee Brewers vs. Miami Marlins at 7:10 p.m.


Friday, May 13, 2016 – Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Diego Padres at 7:10 p.m.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Brewers Ticket Office at 414-902-4000 or visit These packages are also available by contacting the Milwaukee Admirals Ticket Office at 414-227-0550. Packages will be available beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, November 25 at 9 a.m. and continue through Thursday, March 17, 2016.

In addition to this special ticket package, the Admirals will sport the “M” logo on their jerseys as the Brewers are the exclusive jersey sponsor of the team. Announcements during the game, dasherboard signage at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, radio spots during broadcasts and in-game promotions where fans can win Brewers prize packs are also a part of the partnership between the two clubs.

The Milwaukee Admirals are a member of the American Hockey League and are an affiliate of the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League.


Brewers 2016 Spring Training Schedule Announced

Today we announced the team’s 2016 Spring Training schedule today, which begins on Wednesday, March 2, against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee baseball team. This marks the second consecutive year that the Brewers will open their spring schedule vs. UWM.

The schedule includes 29 Spring Training games in Arizona (28 Cactus League games), two exhibition games at Houston’s Minute Maid Park (March 31 and April 1) and the spring finale against the organization’s Double-A affiliate, the Biloxi Shuckers, at MGM Park in Biloxi, Mississippi on Saturday, April 2.


The Brewers will play 15 games at Maryvale Baseball Park. Cactus League play begins on Thursday, March 3, with split-squad contests vs. the division rival Chicago Cubs at Maryvale Baseball Park and against the San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium.

The majority of the spring games will begin at 1:05 p.m. Arizona time. The Brewers will play three night games this spring, including a 6:05 p.m. (local time) start on St. Patrick’s Day against the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium. Milwaukee will play an evening game on Monday, March 21, against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Talking Stick (6:40 p.m. local time) as part of the team’s second split-squad date (the Brewers will host the LA Angels of Anaheim earlier that day). The third night game will take place on Monday, March 28 against the Cincinnati Reds at Goodyear Ballpark (7:05 p.m. local time).

The two off days will take place on Tuesday, March 15 and Wednesday, March 23. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Spring Training on Friday, February 19. All position players have a report date of Wednesday, February 24. The first full workout is scheduled for Thursday, February 25.

Brewers Spring Training 2016

Brewers Spring Training 2016

Tickets for the Milwaukee Brewers’ home Spring Training games will go on sale at 9 a.m. CT on Monday, December 7 at and by phone at 1-800-933-7890. Sales at the Maryvale Baseball Park Box Office will begin on Monday, February 8. Tickets are available in five seating areas: Diamond Box ($27), Field Box ($24), Infield Reserved ($18), Outfield Reserved ($14) and Lawn Seating ($8). In addition, there will also be a limited number of advanced parking passes available for $5.  Information on Spring Training Season Tickets can be obtained by calling the Milwaukee Brewers Ticket Office at 414-902-4000.

Please note that games and times are subject to change.

Brewers 35th Annual Clubhouse Sale Scheduled for December 4-6

Today we announced that our annual Clubhouse sale will take place next week on Friday, December 4 through Sunday, December 6 inside the visiting clubhouse at Miller Park. The sale, which will feature savings of up to 80% off regular prices, will be open on Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

This is the 35th year of the popular sale where fans can save on Brewers apparel, souvenirs and headwear as well as rare, Brewers Authentic Game-Used and Team-Issued merchandise, including jerseys and bats. In addition, custom laser-etched bats will be available and 2016 Kids Club kits can be purchased in both the Clubhouse and Brewers Team Store by Majestic. Brewers sales representatives will also be on hand to field requests for Holiday 4-Packs, 10-Packs and more at a Season Seat Holder booth.


Coupons of 10%, 20% and 30% off will be offered to the Brewers Team Store by Majestic for those spending $100, $200 and $300, respectively, at the Clubhouse Sale. These coupons may be redeemed only on the same day of purchase.

The Brewers Team Store by Majestic will feature a variety of activities during each day of the Clubhouse Sale. Fans can register to win one of four prize drawings that will be held at the Team Store each day. Prizes will include shopping sprees and special Authentic Collection packages. For those with cameras, fans can take photos with the Klement’s Famous Racing SausagesTM on December 4 from 10-11 a.m. and with Santa on December 5 from noon – 2 p.m. at the Team Store.

Brewers Suiteholders and Season Seat Holders will gain special early access to the Clubhouse Sale on Thursday, December 3. In addition, as in years past, we’ll have an opportunity for blog readers to gain early access as well–stay tuned!

All shoppers can access the Clubhouse Sale by entering Miller Park at the Hot Corner entrance near the Brewers Team Store by Majestic and following the posted directions to the visiting clubhouse. Cash and credit cards will be accepted (no personal checks). Admission and parking is free.

I’ll also be doing my annual Clubhouse Sale preview leading up to the event, so stay tuned!

During the offseason, the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. For more information, contact the team store at (414) 902-4750.

Hank the Ballpark Pup Goes for Walk-On Role in A Christmas Carol

On Wednesday, December 9, Hank the Ballpark Pup will take to the stage with a walk-on role in a Milwaukee Repertory Theater production of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol.
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To commemorate the 40th anniversary of this beloved Milwaukee holiday tradition, the Milwaukee Rep is welcoming a host of special guests to participate in a small role in the production and launching a series of events and promotions to connect with fans and families in the weeks leading up to the show’s opening and beyond.

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Hank the Ballpark Pup will join the ranks of Mayor Tom Barrett, Joe Bartolotta of Bartolotta’s Restaurants, Vince Vitrano of Today’s TMJ4, and Jeff Sherman of and other local personalities and community leaders who will appear as townspeople in Act II of the production on various dates.
On Wednesday, December 9, the date of his acting debut, attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a meet and greet with the Ballpark Pup in the lobby of the theater following the show.
A Christmas Carol runs December 1-24 at the Pabst Theater. Click here for showtimes and details.

We’ll be sure to provide “pup”dates and photos from the production as we get them!



For a Gift That’s a Hit with the Kids, Get Them a Brewers Kids Club Membership!

The Brewers Kids Club is the perfect gift idea for kids 14 & under.

For just $25, the Kids Club kit includes six Terrace Reserved ticket vouchers to select games, an official Kids Club cap, drawstring bag, water bottle, membership I.D. card with lanyard, Racing Sausages poster,  and many other exclusive Kids Club opportunities–including participation in a parade around the warning track on August 28!

Brewers Kids Club

With the addition of the three All-Kid Giveaways this season, as well as the new Kids Eat Free on Sundays promotion, this is really a deal that can’t be beat.

To purchase, call (414) 902-4000 or visit

The kits are also available at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic and Miller Park.





On Saturday, June 18, Kenny Chesney returns to Milwaukee for what promises to be the concert of the year, and now the anticipation level has jumped even higher. It was announced this morning that Little Big Town, fresh off winning three major awards at the CMA Awards earlier this month, has been added to the bill, joining Chesney and previously-announced CMA “Female Vocalist of the Year” Miranda Lambert and Old Dominion.

Tickets for this incredible evening of entertainment will go on sale on Friday, December 4 at 9 am.


Chesney’s stop in Milwaukee will come as part of his 2016 Spread the Love Tour. After breaking nine attendance records and selling over 1.3 million tickets on last year’s Big Revival Tour, the King of Summer is back at it again with 13 more stadiums and an even bigger lineup in 2016 as he joins forces with the biggest female country artist on the planet in Miranda Lambert and 2015 breakout artist Old Dominion.

Just two weeks ago, Little Big Town was named “Vocal Group of the Year” for the fourth time at the CMA’s. The group also won “Song of the Year” for their hit, “Girl Crush,” which was awarded to the song’s writers, Lori McKenna, Hillary Lindsey and Liz Rose. Members of the group have been nominated for the award in this category every year since 2006. The same song was also named 2015 “Single of the Year.”

The Knoxville, Tennessee born Chesney has recorded numerous studio albums, including 11 that have been certified platinum. He has produced countless chart-topping singles such as “Anything But Mine,” “How Forever Feels,” “Live A Little,” “When The Sun Goes Down,” “Somewhere With You,” and “Never Wanted Nothing More.” Chesney was honored by the industry when he received the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award four times (2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008). Last year, Chesney released his 16th studio album, The Big Revival. The album, which debuted at #1 on Billboard Country Airplay chart, includes smash hits “American Kids,” “Till It’s Gone” and “Wild Child.”

Lambert is the six-time reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year. The country music star and singer/songwriter earned Best Female Country Vocal Performance honors for her single “The House That Built Me” at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards and won Best Country Album for Platinum at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards this year.

Old Dominion is a five-member band which consists of Matthew Ramsey (lead singer), Trevor Rosen (acoustic guitar, keyboards), Whit Sellers (drums), Geoff Sprung (bass guitar) and Brad Tursi (lead guitar). Their debut single, “Break Up With Him,” reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

Miller Park has played host to multiple concerts, including George Strait’s Country Music Festival (2001), N’Sync (2001), Bruce Springsteen (2003), Randy Travis (2004), Bon Jovi (2005), Kid Rock/Sugarland (2008), Farm Aid’s 25th Anniversary Concert (2010), Paul McCartney (2013), Kenny Chesney (2013) and One Direction (2015). It has also hosted numerous other non-baseball events, including international soccer matches in 2014 and 2015.

Brewers Community Foundation to Join CBS-58 and Hunger Task Force to Help Feed Milwaukee This Holiday Season

Brewers Community Foundation is teaming up with CBS 58 and Hunger Task Force next week to help feed Milwaukee-area families in need as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches.

On Wednesday, November 25, the three organizations will host the “Thanksgiving Drive Thru Food Drive” at Miller Park. Food can be dropped off at Helfaer Field at Miller Park on November 25 between 4:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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“Brewers Community Foundation is honored to partner with Hunger Task Force and CBS 58 to feed those in need in our community,” said Brewers Community Foundation Executive Director Cecelia Gore. “On behalf of Mark and Debbie Attanasio and everyone here at the Brewers, we thank everyone for their donations and support.”

Each vehicle stopping by to donate food items will receive a Brewers bobblehead and other items while supplies last. A number of Brewers special guests will be on hand throughout the day to collect donations as well.

“Once again, our friends at CBS 58 and the Brewers Community Foundation are spending the day before Thanksgiving collecting donations from big-hearted folks making a difference right before the holiday,” said Sherrie Tussler, Executive Director of Hunger Task Force. “It’s an easy, fun way to donate and help a family before gathering together with your own.”

“The Drive Thru Food Drive is a simple way for our viewers to give back to those in need this Thanksgiving,” said Mark Strachota, Vice President/General Manager of CBS-58. “CBS 58 is proud to partner with the Brewers and the Hunger Task Force in this effort.”

Tom Flanagan Named Farm Director

The Milwaukee Brewers have named Tom Flanagan farm director.  He will oversee the player development department and will continue to work from the Milwaukee offices.

Tom Flanagan was named the Brewers Farm Director.

Tom Flanagan was named the Brewers Farm Director.

Flanagan, 42, enters his 27th season in the Brewers organization, having spent the previous 10 as senior director of baseball operations.  In that role, Flanagan helped coordinate the day-to-day duties of the baseball operations department.  His responsibilities included overseeing the international scouting department, the administration of player moves at the minor-league level, negotiating player contracts and traveling with the Major League team.  In addition, Flanagan was involved in the preparation of the First-Year Player Draft.

Flanagan, who began his career with the Brewers in 1990 as a batboy, held front office roles as an attendant in the home clubhouse (1992-96), baseball operations assistant (1996-99) and as assistant director of scouting (2000-05).

A native of Milwaukee, Flanagan graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.  He resides in New Berlin, Wisconsin, with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children.


Brewers Holiday 4-Packs On Sale Tomorrow

With the holidays approaching, Milwaukee Brewers Holiday 4-Packs will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, November 13, at 10 a.m. CT.

Fans will be able to choose from five great 4-Pack options, including the popular Weekend Plan. If shoppers order by Friday, December 18, their 4-Packs will be delivered in time for Christmas, ready to give to any Brewers fan on the shopping list.

This holiday season, the Brewers are offering a free Barrelman ornament gift-with-purchase to fans with every pair of 4-Packs ordered.

Brewers Holiday 4-Packs include many of the most anticipated games of the 2016 season. Three of the four set plans include at least one Giveaway date. The new Double-Bobble Plan guarantees fans a Vintage Bobble in a 1980s Uniform and a Jimmy Nelson Bobble.  Back by popular demand, the Fan’s Choice Plan allows fans to select four games of their choice from an assortment of 38 games.

The Fan’s Choice Plan makes the perfect gift this holiday season. Fans can gift the plan to that special someone and the recipient can pick out four games from a list of 38 possible dates that are most convenient for them. The plan offers several great matchups including the Thursday, June 9 contest against the National League champion New York Mets, multiple games against the division-rival St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs and Interleague contests against the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels. This plan also contains the Craig Counsell Bobble on Sunday, August 14.

Holiday 4-Packs range in price from $60 – $168 and are available in the Field Outfield Box, Club Outfield Box, Loge Infield Box, Loge Outfield Box, Terrace Box, Loge Bleachers and Terrace Reserved seat locations. All tickets are subject to availability while supplies last. Pricing is as follows and includes one ticket to each of four separate games:

Location:                                4-Pack Prices:
Field Outfield Box                   $168
Club Outfield Box                  $168
Loge Infield Box                     $168
Loge Outfield Box                   $136
Terrace Box                             $100
Loge Bleachers                         $96
Terrace Reserved                     $60

Standard shipping and handling fees apply. Advance parking packages are also available. To make a purchase, call (414) 902-HITS (4487) or visit  For information on all other ticket plans, call (414) 902-4090. The schedule for the 2016 Holiday 4-Packs is listed below.

2016 Holiday 4-Packs

Matinee Plan:
Date Opponent Time
Wednesday, May 4 Los Angeles Angels (I) 12:40 p.m.
Thursday, June 30 Los Angeles Dodgers 1:10 p.m.
Thursday, July 28 Arizona Diamondbacks 1:10 p.m.
Thursday, August 11 Atlanta Braves 1:10 p.m.
Friday Plan:
Date Opponent Time All-Fan Giveaway:
Friday, April 8 Houston Astros (I) 7:10 p.m.
Friday, June 10 New York Mets 7:10 p.m. Free-Shirt Friday
Friday, July 22 Chicago Cubs 7:10 p.m. Free-Shirt Friday
Friday, August 26 Pittsburgh Pirates 7:10 p.m. Free-Shirt Friday
Weekend Plan:
Date Opponent Time All-Fan Giveaway:
Saturday, May 14 San Diego 6:10 p.m.
Sunday, June 26 Washington Nationals 1:10 p.m. Greg Vaughn in 1990s Uniform Bobble
Sunday, July 24 Chicago Cubs 1:10 p.m.
Saturday, August 27 Pittsburgh Pirates 6:10 p.m.
Double Bobble Plan:      
Date Opponent Time All-Fan Giveaway:
Sunday, April 10 Houston Astros (I) 1:10 p.m. Vintage Bobble in 1980s Uniform
Wednesday, May 18 Chicago Cubs 7:10 p.m.  
Sunday, July 31 Pittsburgh Pirates 1:10 p.m. Jimmy Nelson Pitching Bobble
Saturday, August 13 Cincinnati Reds 6:10 p.m.  

(I) = Interleague Game


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