Brewers Announce 2016 Promotional Schedule

Today we announced the full 2016 promotional schedule. This season’s jam-packed calendar is filled with 14 All-Fan Giveaways, three brand new All-Kid Giveaways, the return of the Brewers Postgame Concerts and much, much, more.

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Six bobbleheads, a Bob Uecker Talking Alarm Clock and the addition of three All-Kid Giveaways highlight the list of items that will be given away at Sunday afternoon contests at Miller Park this season. In addition, the Brewers will continue Free-Shirt Fridays for the third straight year. Seven different T-shirts will be given away throughout the season, including one at every Friday home game at Miller Park from June through August.  The T-shirt designs were chosen as part of an online vote and were revealed on stage at Brewers On Deck. Additional information about this year’s All-Fan Giveaways is available at Brewers.com/allfans.

2016 All-Fan Giveaway Dates at Miller Park
Giveaway Date Opponent Sponsor
1980s Vintage Brewer Bobblehead April 10 Houston Astros Chevrolet
Ryan Braun Franchise Home Run Leader Bobblehead May 1 Miami Marlins U.S. Cellular®
Bernie’s Chalet T-Shirt June 10 New York Mets
Barking BobbleHank June 12 New York Mets Palermo’s Frozen Pizza
Camo Ball & Glove T-Shirt June 24 Washington Nationals Hupy and Abraham
Greg Vaughn ‘90s Bobblehead June 26 Los Angeles Dodgers Pepsi
Hank Aaron Shirsey July 8 St. Louis Cardinals 94.5 KTI Country
Bob Uecker Alarm Clock July 10 St. Louis Cardinals Toyota
Retro Royal T-Shirt July 22 Chicago Cubs ORBIS Corporation
Brew Crew Bottle Cap T-Shirt July 29 Pittsburgh Pirates Master Printwear
Jimmy Nelson Bobblehead July 31 Pittsburgh Pirates
Milwaukee Icons T-Shirt August 12 Cincinnati Reds Wisconsin Harley-Davidson®
Craig Counsell Player/Manager Bobblehead August 14 Cincinnati Reds Klement’s Sausage
MKE Home T-Shirt August 26 Pittsburgh Pirates Xperience Fitness

New for the 2016 season is the addition of 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 and a bottle of water. If that wasn’t enough, the Brewers are excited to also announce three All-Kid Giveaways this year. All kids 14 and under who are in attendance will receive a Jonathan Lucroy Replica Jersey on May 15, courtesy of Kwik Trip, a Paint-Your-Own Bernie Bobblehead on May 29 and a Jonathan Lucroy Chest Protector Backpack on August 28, also courtesy of Kwik Trip.

Thanks to the success of last season’s inaugural series, the Brewers are proud to host two Postgame Concerts in 2016. On Saturday, May 14, the Brewers will welcome one of the music industry’s hottest stars to Miller Park as multi-Platinum pop artist Andy Grammer will perform a full-length, free postgame concert, courtesy of Pick ‘n Save, following the Crew’s matchup with the San Diego Padres. Then on Saturday, August 27, country music star Kip Moore will take the stage following the Brewers vs. Pirates game, presented by 94.5 KTI Country.

In addition to the many giveaways at the yard this year, the Brewers will bring back the 5-County, 5-Day Celebration, Spring Madness (414), Student Nights, Miller High Life Mondays and Kids and Senior Citizens Discount Days.

Fans in the region will want to head to Miller Park from April 20-24, as residents of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington and Waukesha Counties can purchase half-price tickets during the team’s annual 5-County, 5-Day Celebration.

Another great deal for fans comes around Memorial Day weekend, May 27-30 as Spring Madness (414) returns. Fans can save 50% on select seats while enjoying special “414” concession pricing with $4 16oz beers, $1 hot dogs & small sodas and $4 nachos.

Fans looking for start-of-the-week fun will want to check out the return of Miller High Life Mondays, which feature a new lower price this year. Terrace Reserved tickets are just $6 for all Monday home games with a 6:20 p.m. start time, courtesy of Miller High Life.

Also returning in 2016, most weekday afternoon home game kids 14 and under and seniors 60+ save 50% on tickets on Kids and Senior Citizens Discount Days.

Students are also invited to take in the fun with a great deal as every Friday home game is a Student Night, where those in high school and college can purchase $10 Terrace Reserved or $15 Loge Bleachers tickets. On top of that, students can enjoy a special $3 Happy Hour menu – featuring hot dogs, nachos, soda and beer – through the end of the first inning.

The complete 2016 promotional schedule is available at brewers.com/promotions.

Spring Training Equipment #TruckDay at Miller Park Means Baseball Is Right Around the Corner

With that pesky groundhog predicting six more weeks of winter, it is easy for us Wisconsinites to get a case of severe cabin fever.

But one sign that Old Man Winter is on his way out is the annual packing of the Brewers equipment truck for Spring Training.

Looks like Brewers mascots want to hitch a ride down to AZ on the equipment truck!

Looks like Brewers mascots want to hitch a ride down to AZ on the equipment truck!

What was once a simple job, is now an event that is the unofficial start to Spring Training and an event that has everyone thinking Brewers Baseball. Equipment Manager Jason Shawger and Manager of Team Travel and Clubhouse Operations Matt Smith and their staff have planned this day for months, working on inventory of equipment and organizing all the gear to make sure today’s pack goes without a hitch.

The truck is leaving Miller Park today, packed full with everything the Brewers will need to run the operation at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix.

 

This morning, the Brewers mascots were on hand to help with the loading process, which includes 20,000 pounds of equipment, totaling over 15,000 pieces.

The truck is scheduled to arrive in Phoenix on Friday and will be unpacked Saturday. Pitchers and catchers report to camp Friday, February 19 and the first official workout is Thursday, February 25.  Soon enough, the pictures on this blog and the rest of our social media channels be showing Brewers players at camp, working out.  Green grass and sunshine are just around the corner.

 -Cait

@CMoyer

Congrats to the #BrewersOnDeck Winners!

Thank you to the nearly 12,000 fans who streamed through the doors of the Wisconsin Center on Sunday, January 31!

From autographs, photographs and interviews to game shows, merchandise and kids activities there was something for everyone and so much going on it was almost dizzying at times.

For me personally, it was a ton of fun working over at the Social Media Stage. I asked you to stop by, check it out and say hello and you did! We had some great crowds and I enjoyed meeting a lot of my Twitter buddies in person.

 

In case you missed my recaps last week, be sure to check out Photobombs with Jimmy Nelson, Martin Maldonado and Taylor Jungmann; the #BrewersPhone with Tyler Thornburg and Gorman Thomas; highlights from the #AskMaverick Twitter Q&A with Brett Phillips; a rundown on Heads Up! with Michael Blazek and Corey Knebel; and of course, the Lip Sync Battle between Will Smith and Jeremy Jeffress.

And thank YOU for submitting your photos on Twitter & Instagram using #BrewersOnDeck! The contest ended yesterday and we’ve selected our winners!

Congrats to Laura and Holly, who won autographed baseballs and Brewers prize packs:

Lookin so fly with @jimmy_j_nelson #BrewersOnDeck

A photo posted by Holly Pamperin (@pamps10) on

And congratulations to Sadie who is this year’s grand prize winner! She’ll receive a prize pack, tickets to a game and a trip down Bernie’s slide:

My awesome day at #brewersondeck!!! @brewers 💙💛⚾

A photo posted by Sadie Keller❤ (@_skeller42) on

Thank you once again for attending Brewers On Deck. Opening Day is just 56 days away. #SeeUApril4!

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

 

Arctic Tailgate Set for February 27; Single Game Tickets On Sale That Day

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, so that means spring is almost here and the Brewers are getting into full swing for 2016. Another sign of spring is the annual Arctic Tailgate at Miller Park, an event to mark the first opportunity for fans to purchase individual game tickets for the 2016 season.

The Milwaukee Brewers have set Saturday, February 27 as the date for this year’s Arctic Tailgate, with individual game tickets on sale at 9 a.m. that day.

Before the box office windows open at 9 a.m., The Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages, Bernie Brewer and Brewers alumni players will be on hand to greet fans all morning. The first 2,000 fans in line will receive a hot dog and soda, compliments of Klement’s, Pepsi and Sportservice, as well as an Arctic Tailgate T-Shirt. Grebe’s Bakery will also supply donuts for hungry fans. FOX Sports Wisconsin and 620 WTMJ support the event as well. NOTE: Online and phone sales for individual games also begin at 9 a.m. on February 27.

Please note the following safety regulations for the Arctic Tailgate. Participants will not be permitted to set up camp prior to noon on Thursday, February 25. No hand-made or hand-built shelters shall be permitted. No shelters made of cardboard or wood will be permitted. Shelters with a footprint greater than 100 square feet are not permitted unless otherwise approved by the Brewers. Miller Park power sources are not available for public use and gas generators are not permitted on the property. Only State-Approved gas/propane heating/grilling units with fuel-valve turn-offs and self-contained charcoal/wood units are permitted; provided, however, that they must be a minimum distance of 25 feet from the building or shelters. Activity and items permitted on the premises are subject to the approval of the Brewers. The Brewers reserve the right to remove any shelter, items, or individuals from the property.

Only a very limited number of tickets for Opening Day will be available at this event (note: the Miller Park Box Office will be the only place where fans will be able to purchase individual Opening Day tickets on February 27; no phone or online orders will be accepted). Each fan will be limited to a maximum of four tickets for Opening Day, based on availability. Meanwhile, through Monday, February 15, fans can visit Brewers.com/opportunity and register for the chance to be selected in an Opening Day opportunity to purchase up to four tickets to Opening Day as well as register for the Weekend Games Presale (Friday-Sunday) at Miller Park this season.

Tickets for individual Brewers home games can be purchased starting Saturday, February 27 at 9 a.m. at the Miller Park Box Office, at Brewers.com or by calling (414) 902-4000 (or 800-933-7890).

Demand-based pricing, which provides the best ticket value for fans, will return for all Brewers games this season. The pricing will be implemented in almost all of the Miller Park seating categories (excluding All-Inclusive Areas, Suites, and the Uecker Seats).

Beginning with the first day of individual game sales, pricing for all 81 games is subject to change. Fans should be reminded that they will usually receive the lowest price when they purchase their seats early. For more information regarding demand-based pricing for specific games, fans can visit Brewers.com/tickets.

Fans will also be 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.

In addition to the Miller Park Ticket Office, fans will be able to buy tickets and parking at Brewers.com or by phone at (414) 902-4000. The Miller Park Ticket Office will be open until 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 27. 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).

Brewers Postgame Concerts Return for 2016; Andy Grammer & Kip Moore to Rock Miller Park

Thanks to the success of last season’s inaugural series, the Brewers are proud to announce two Postgame Concerts in 2016. On Saturday, May 14, the Brewers will welcome one of the music industry’s hottest stars to Miller Park as multi-Platinum pop artist Andy Grammer will perform a full-length, free postgame concert, courtesy of Pick ‘n Save, following the Crew’s matchup with the San Diego Padres. Then on Saturday, August 27, country music star Kip Moore will take the stage following the Brewers vs. Pirates, presented by 94.5 KTI Country.

Both shows are FREE to all fans with a valid ticket for that night’s contest and will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the game.

Beginning tomorrow at 9 a.m., fans can guarantee their spot through a special Postgame Concert presale at brewers.com/concerts. For $89, fans can purchase a special VIP Ticket Package that includes a Club Outfield Box seat for the game and a Field Pass for the postgame concert. On-field passes are extremely limited, and the only way to guarantee field access is through this special VIP Package. An option to purchase a $49 ticket in Loge Infield Box is also available.

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This special presale will remain open through next Friday, February 12 at 11:59 p.m. CT. However, quantities are limited, so fans are asked to act quickly to guarantee their spot.

Andy Grammer
From hustling street performer to Platinum-selling recording artist, Andy Grammer’s ascent to stardom has been nothing short of remarkable. The 32-year-old singer/songwriter has gone from relative unknown to industry icon performing alongside Taylor Swift, Train and Colbie Caillat in just a few years’ time. With his 2011 self-titled debut album, Grammer became the first male pop star in a decade to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles, “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me,” certified Platinum and Gold respectively.  Grammer would reach even greater heights with the release of his second album, Magazines or Novels, which featured the #1 smash-hit, “Honey, I’m Good.” One of the best-selling songs of 2015, “Honey I’m Good” achieved Triple-Platinum status and soared into the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.  Grammer would continue his success with the release of his chart-topping song, “Good to be Alive (Hallelujah),” the second single off his deluxe edition of Magazines or Novels.

After a busy 2015 that included joining the cast of Dancing with the Stars as well as live performances on Good Morning America, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Game 1 of the World Series, Grammer is looking forward to continuing his emergence as one of the music industry’s hottest stars with an even bigger 2016. 

Kip Moore
Singer/songwriter Kip Moore quickly established himself as one of country music’s premier rising stars when he shot out of the gate with his debut album Up All Night spawning three number one smash hits including “Beer Money,” the Platinum certified “Hey Pretty Girl,” and Moore’s Double Platinum breakout hit “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck.”

A relentless road warrior, multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Kip Moore recently kicked off the second leg of his Wild Ones Tour that will include a string of headlining dates in the UK and Ireland as well as shows scheduled in Australia for the first time.  Moore’s new single “Running For You” was heralded by Billboard as “a career song from the album” and was the most added song in country radio in its debut week.  The single is taken from Moore’s critically-acclaimed second album Wild Ones – declared by Huffington Post as “one heck of an album… set to produce hit after hit after hit” while Entertainment Weekly proclaims it “reaches for the stadium’s nosebleeds.”

All fans who purchase tickets to either game will automatically have access to that night’s free postgame concert. Single-game tickets will be priced according to the Brewers’ demand-based pricing model, and will be available when 2016 single-game tickets go on sale.

To access the presale, fans can go to brewers.com/concerts beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow. Season ticket packages including both postgame concerts, Opening Day and All-Fan Giveaways are on sale now. For additional tickets and other info, fans can call (414) 902-4000 or visit Brewers.com.

Brewers Community Foundation’s 5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk Entry Form Available Today

Brewers Community Foundation’s 18th Annual 5K Famous Racing SausagesTMRun/Walk will be held at Miller Park on Saturday, July 30, starting at 8 a.m., rain or shine. Registration is now available online at brewers.com/5krunwalk.

Brewers Community Foundation 5K Famous Racing Sausages 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, July 18, 2015 around and through Miller Park in Milwaukee. Sara Stathas/Milwaukee Brewers

Brewers Community Foundation 5K Famous Racing Sausages 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, July 18, 2015 around and through Miller Park in Milwaukee. Sara Stathas/Milwaukee Brewers

This 2016 event features an all-new route that will once again make its way around the warning track of Miller Park. In addition, participants will get to test their skills against the Klement’s Famous Racing SausagesTM, as they also run the course.

All participants must pre-register and the event is expected to sell out quickly. It is recommended that those interested register early. The cost is $30 for registrants until April 30, and $35 for those registering between May 1 and the close of registration on July 28 (or upon sell-out). As part of the registration fee, participants in the Run/Walk receive a commemorative T-shirt, a Terrace Reserved ticket voucher and much more.

When registering to participate, fans are encouraged to set up a fundraising page to support Fisher House Wisconsin. Anyone who contributes $25 or more will receive a Brewers bobblehead and will be automatically entered in a drawing to win a Brewers autographed baseball. Those who raise at least $1,500 will qualify to win the Grand Prize, which includes a Club Level Suite and an opportunity to throw out a first pitch at a 2016 Brewers game. Please note that the Run/Walk registration fee cannot be applied toward personal fundraising levels.

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 April of 2016. Brewers Community Foundation has donated over $270,000 in the past four years to benefit this worthy organization.

Complete race details can all be found at brewers.com/5krunwalk. Any questions regarding the 5K Famous Racing SausagesTM Run/Walk or the fundraising component can be directed to Tim Brever at tim.brever@brewers.com.

 

Brett Phillips Takes Over @Brewers Twitter Account as Fans Clamor to #AskMaverick

Yesterday at Brewers On Deck, I had the chance to sit down with top Brewers OF prospect Brett Phillips for a Twitter Q&A.

Brett was recently ranked ninth among MLB’s OF prospects and fans were excited to get their questions answered by him, using our special new Q&A app from Twitter, which allows for customized video responses.

Fans submitted questions using the hashtag #AskMaverick and the questions ranged from those such as how he got the nickname Maverick and his role models growing up to some of his favorite things and what he thinks about Milwaukee.

You can view all of Brett’s responses on our @Brewers Twitter feed, but we pulled a few highlights for you, here.

First of all, in case you’re wondering, here’s how Brett got the nickname “Maverick”:

And here’s how he feels about being named to that Top Propect List:

Here’s who Brett looked up to:

Brett dished about his most embarrassing high school moment:

And shared his Frequently-Used Emojis with us (he said his favorite is the one on the top right):

Brett said he hopes to get acquainted with Bernie soon:

And my personal favorite…On Brett’s Twitter profile, he lists himself as a “4th Grade Spelling Bee Finalist,” so one astute fan asked him what word he failed on:

Poor Brett, looks like that word will always haunt him!

We had so much fun with Brett, we were sad to have to wrap-up, but he went on to bigger and better things at the event, like tying in Brewers Jeopardy!

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to give Brett a follow @Brett_Phillips8. We wish him the best and hope to see him back in Milwaukee soon!

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

Corey Knebel & Michael Blazek Play Heads Up! With Fans

Fans had the chance to play the game Heads Up! (An app made popular by The Ellen Show) with Brewers pitchers Michael Blazek and Corey Knebel over at the Social Media Stage yesterday.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the game, it is similar to a charades or Catchphrase. It’s simply a word guessing game where your friends try to get you to say the word on the screen by giving you hints. Only with Heads Up, you hold the phone above your head and it records video of your friend giving hints. You have sixty seconds to guess as many words as you can.

Michael and Corey played against each other for a couple rounds to warm up and get familiar with the game. Corey had never heard of the game before and thought he was going to play the old kid’s game Heads Up 7-Up on stage instead.

“That’s what I’m working with here,” Michael said, playfully jabbing at Corey.

They picked the category Blockbuster Movies and neither of them fared too well, but when the category switched over to Brewers Baseball, a custom category we designed for Brewers On Deck, the guys performed much better.

We invited this pair of fans up on stage to take on the pair.
Corey Knebel and Michael Blazek Play Heads Up with Fans

After that, the guys tried to guess the clues from the crowd:

Corey Knebel

Thanks again to Michael and Corey and all of the fans who participated in this segment at the Social Media Stage! I know it was at the very end of the day, so I appreciate y’all sticking around!

P.S.-This game is a really fun, easy party game and it’s only $.99 to download the basic version! You can then add on different decks and even create your own, like we did for this segment. Personally recommend!

-Cait

@CMoyer

Tyler Thornburg & Gorman Thomas Take Over Fans’ Phones with #BrewersPhone

Another fun addition to the Social Media Stage at Brewers On Deck this year was the #BrewersPhone Wheel.

Fans were invited to come on stage and give the wheel a spin for the chance to have Tyler Thornburg and Gorman Thomas take over their smartphones.

#BrewersPhone at Brewers On Deck

The duo took over fans’ Snapchat and Twitter accounts, made fans change their profile pictures, sent text messages, recorded new voice greetings and even made some phone calls to fans back home while live on stage.

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Let’s take a look at some examples.

Here’s a text that Tyler sent:

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This fan’s new Twitter profile photo is looking pretty sharp:

Speaking of Twitter, here’s a tweet Tyler sent from this fan’s account:
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Here they are re-recording a fan’s outgoing voicemail message:

Thanks for the voicemail greeting, @tylerthornburg37! #BrewersOnDeck #BrewersPhone

A video posted by Amanda Westphal (@awestphal4) on

Looks like the phone call was a hit!

I wish we could have gotten copies of the outgoing voicemail recordings those guys left because they’re hilarious. Maybe the fans reading this will let me call them so I can take another listen-send me a tweet @CMoyer, please, or leave a comment below and I’ll contact ya!

Thanks again to Tyler and Gorman for being such great sports and having fun with the fans at our stage!

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

Photo Bombs from Brewers On Deck Are Up!

Thanks again to those of you who stopped by the Social Media Stage at Brewers On Deck yesterday!

We had tons of fun our morning photo bomb session with Jimmy Nelson and our afternoon one with Taylor Jungmann and Martin Maldonado.

Brewers On Deck Photo Bombs
Just a quick note to let you know that the photos are now posted in an album on Facebook. Simply click here to view the album, open the photo you want and click on “Options” to download it! If you feel so inclined, you can also tag yourself in the photos!

The photos are also up now at  brewers.com/ondeck.

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

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