Milwaukee Brewers News & Information
The Milwaukee Brewers have been playing at Miller Park since Opening Day 2001. Miller Park was opened with the help of former President George W. Bush who threw out the ceremonial first pitch to christen the stadium. The new facility stands apart from Milwaukee County Stadium because of its comfortable seating, fan-friendly features, and retractable dome.
Miller Park holds 41,900 people when filled to capacity, a significant decrease over Milwaukee County Stadium's 53,192 seats. Brewers ticket holders are treated to individual seats with cup holders and ample leg room rather than the bleachers that adorned Milwaukee County Stadium. In addition to the loge infield and outfield boxes, baseball fans can find affordable Brewers tickets in Bernie's Terrace and the Uecker Seats. Bernie's Terrace is located at the fourth level in left field adjacent to mascot Bernie Brewer's slide. Legendary announcer Bob Uecker is the namesake for the Uecker seats, a set of $1 obstructed view seats that are sold only on game day.
The sight lines in Miller Park allow fans with Brewers tickets to see all the action no matter where they sit. Miller Park is fairly standard in terms of its dimensions with a 400-foot distance between home and center field, 344 to left field, and 345 to right field. A giant video screen in center field offers statistics, lineups, and replays of great plays visible throughout the stadium. The left field wall features a digital score board that flashes batter statistics, current scores, and minor league scores for avid fans. Groups can purchase Brewers tickets just past the right field wall, an area containing catered food and a bar to enhance the baseball experience.
The fun starts as soon as fans get to the Home Plate entrance at Miller Park. The Milwaukee Brewers honor former players and team employees in the Walk of Fame. The Walk of Fame features former owner Bud Selig, announcer Bob Uecker, and famed players like Robin Yount and Paul Molitor. As Milwaukee Brewers fans stream into the stadium, they can see a bronze statue of Robin Yount looking at a great hit.
The Milwaukee Brewers also have a Little League field only steps away from Miller Park. Helfaer Field is used for Little League games, corporate events, and softball games throughout the year. The Brewers designed Helfaer Field to be a miniature Miller Park with proportionate dimensions and seating. Helfaer Field allows tailgaters and other fans to catch the stars of the future before heading into Miller Park.
Every Milwaukee Brewers ticket holder is treated to a great show once they sit down in Miller Park. Local sausage company Klement's hosts a nightly event called the Sausage Races featuring five racers decked out in sausage costumes. Fans watch Frankie, Guido, Cinco, Brett Wurst, and Stosh race from the left field gate to first base at the top of the seventh inning. The popularity of Klement's Sausage Races has led to stuffed toys, ornaments, and other products created to let fans show their love of favorite sausages.
Brewers fans are also treated to antics by Bernie Brewer and the Diamond Dancers between innings. Bernie Brewer slides from his lookout to a platform via a yellow slide every time the Brewers hit a home run. The Diamond Dancers keep fans entertained before the game and between innings with choreographed routines on top of the Brewers dugout. Brewers fans are treated to fireworks displays at the bottom of the first inning and after the game.
Before the season starts, however, the Milwaukee Brewers start their seasons in spring training at Maryvale Baseball Park. The 7,000-seat stadium in Maryvale, Arizona allows Brewers coaches to sort out pitchers, catchers, and position players each March. The stadium includes an ample outfield berm as well as a space for autograph seekers to get their memorabilia signed.