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 SausagesTM, 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. A complete listing of the parking prices is shown below.
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).
The Milwaukee Brewers today announced that former Milwaukee Braves first baseman, the late Joe Adcock, will be honored as the newest member of the Miller Park Walk of Fame in 2016. A total of 34 votes were cast through media and panel voting, with Adcock receiving 23 votes (67.6%), exceeding the threshold of 65% needed for election. Adcock fell just one vote shy of election last year.
Adcock spent 17 seasons in the Major Leagues, including 10 with the Braves. His tenure in Milwaukee spanned from 1953 to 1962, as he batted .285 with 239 HR and 760 RBI in 1207 games. Adcock notched a number of memorable feats while playing for the Braves. On April 14, 1953, he recorded the first base hit and scored the first run in County Stadium history. The following year, on July 31, 1954, he belted four home runs with a double at Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field, setting a single-game record of 18 total bases, which lasted 48 years.
“Joe always said that there was nowhere better to be a Major League ballplayer than the city of Milwaukee, and he had great ties to the area and even better memories of his time there,” said Joan Adcock, a Wisconsin native who met and married Joe while he was playing for the Braves. “This is a tremendous honor, and I know Joe would be humbled and thrilled to be remembered in this way.”
Adcock was also a member of the Braves 1957 World Championship team. He drove in the lone run in a 1-0 Game 5 World Series win vs. the New York Yankees. The Braves went on to defeat the Yankees, four games to three. On May 26, 1959, Adcock broke up Harvey Haddix’s 12-inning no-hitter with a walk-off double at County Stadium. Adcock ranks third in Milwaukee Braves history in hits (1206), home runs, RBI and total bases (2164).
“Joe Adcock was a key contributor to the great success enjoyed by the Braves during their storied tenure in Milwaukee, and we are very pleased to secure his legacy with a place on the Miller Park Walk of Fame,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “Joe’s contributions to the Braves were numerous, and he was responsible for some of the most memorable moments in Milwaukee baseball history. We look forward to remembering Joe with a ceremony this summer and a permanent marker at Miller Park.”
The induction of Adcock, who passed away in 1999, will take place prior to a game at Miller Park this summer, with the specific date to be determined later. Family members including his widow, Joan, are expected to participate.
There were a total of 23 Brewers players and seven Braves players on the ballot. The ballot included on-field personnel who wore a Brewers or Braves uniform for a minimum of three seasons but have been retired from playing/managing roles for at least three seasons. All players and managers receiving votes on at least 5% of the ballots will remain eligible in 2017.
Past inductees include Hank Aaron, Rollie Fingers, Paul Molitor, Robin Yount in 2001; Commissioner Bud Selig and Cecil Cooper in 2002; Bob Uecker and Harry Dalton in 2003; Jim Gantner and Gorman Thomas in 2004; Don Money and Harvey Kuenn in 2005; Eddie Mathews, Warren Spahn and John Quinn in 2007 (the first year that former Braves players appeared on the ballot); Lew Burdette in 2010, Johnny Logan in 2013, and Teddy Higuera in 2015.
Each inductee is honored with a granite plaque that is placed into the terrace area walkway that surrounds Miller Park. The full results are as follows:
Here are the dozen designs to choose from for this year’s Free-Shirt Friday giveaways at Miller Park.
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The Milwaukee Brewers today announced that the Club will feature 14 All-Fan Giveaways for the 2016 season. The schedule is highlighted by six Bobbleheads, a Bob Uecker Talking Alarm Clock, and the addition of three new All-Kid giveaways. [Note: The graphics below were released by the team though not included directly with this text which comes from the official press release.]
In addition, the Brewers will continue “Free-Shirt Fridays” for the third straight season. 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 All-Fan Giveaways start with the “Vintage Brewers Bobblehead” on Sunday, April 10 when the Brewers host the Houston Astros at 1:10 p.m. The Bobblehead is a nod to the past as it is a replica of some of the first items of its kind created nearly 50 years ago. This year’s Vintage Brewer Bobblehead features the classic Brewers 1980s pinstripe uniform and “Ball-In-Glove” logo.
All fans in attendance for the May 1, 1:10 p.m. game against the Miami Marlins will receive a Ryan BraunFranchise HR Leader Bobblehead. Braun, who became the Brewers all-time franchise home run leader in 2015, was selected as the Brewers Most Valuable Player last season.
On June 12, all fans in attendance will receive a “Barking BobbleHank” as the Brewers host the New York Mets at 1:10 p.m, featuring the team’s unofficial mascot, Hank the Ballpark Pup. This is Hank’s third bobblehead.
On June 26, former Brewers outfielder Greg Vaughn will have his Bobblehead day as the Brewers take on the Washington Nationals at 1:10 p.m. The bobblehead will feature Vaughn in his 1990s Brewers uniform. A first round pick in 1986, Vaughn appeared in two All-Star Games as a Brewer.
On July 10, the Brewers will introduce a new promotion for the 1:10 p.m. game against the St. Louis Cardinals. All fans in attendance will receive a Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Uecker Talking Alarm Clock, encouraging fans to “Get up…Get up…Get outta bed!”
The final Bobblehead giveaway of the year will be on August 14 when the Brewers take on the Cincinnati Reds. All fans in attendance will receive a Craig Counsell Bobblehead, with half of the dolls depicting Counsell in his current role as Brewers manager, and half depicting him in his playing days with the Brewers. The giveaway recognizes Counsell’s 18th season of combined playing and managing experience.
New this season, the Brewers have announced the addition of three All-Kid giveaways to the 2016 schedule, withkids ages 14 and under eligible for the giveaways. On May 15, all kids in attendance will receive a Jonathan Lucroy Replica Jersey. On May 29, all kids in attendance will receive a “Paint-Your-Own Bernie Bobble,” and on August 28, all kids in attendance will receive a Jonathan Lucroy Chest Protector Backpack.
The Brewers have also announced the addition of a new Kids Eat Free Sundays promotion for 2016. This season, kids eat free at every Sunday home game. Upon entrance, all kids 14 and under will receive a voucher good for a hot dog, bottled water and an apple.
For the third year in a row, “Free-Shirt Fridays” will return to Miller Park for 2016. On Friday home games during the months of June, July and August (June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22, July 29, August 12 and August 26), all fans will receive a Brewers T-shirt. Once again this season, fans will have the opportunity to choose each of the seven T-shirt designs to be given away in 2016.
Beginning in January, several different T-shirt designs will be displayed at Brewers.com. Fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite designs, with the top seven winners being selected for “Free-Shirt Fridays.” The seven winners will be unveiled at Brewers On Deck on Sunday, January 31.
The complete promotional schedule for the 2016 season will be announced at a later date. For more information about All-Fan Giveaways and information on various ticket plans, fans are encouraged to visit Brewers.com/allfans.
Grand Prize Includes a 2015 Chevy Trax during Saturday’s Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet
MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Brewers will host Fan Appreciation Weekend at Miller Park, Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 20 as the Crew takes on the Cincinnati Reds. Fans will enjoy a variety of giveaways and prizes all weekend long. In addition, all fans in attendance at Miller Park that weekend will receive a 2016 Brewers magnetic schedule.
Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet will take place on Saturday, September 19. Numerous prizes will be given away, and one lucky fan will win the grand prize, a 2015 Chevy Trax.
All fans in attendance on Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet will receive a 2015 Brewers team photo. Additionally, all fans will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win fabulous prizes, including autographed memorabilia, gift certificates to the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park and many additional prizes from team corporate sponsors (prizes subject to change).
On Friday, all fans will receive a scratch-off card containing prizes such as free 2016 tickets, $10 food and beverage vouchers, autographed baseballs, game-used jerseys, a $250 Brewers Team Store by Majestic shopping spree and a Club Level Suite to a 2016 game. Every fan is guaranteed to win a prize.
Lastly, on Sunday, all-fans in attendance of the 1:10 p.m. game will receive a Scooter Gennett Gnome, courtesy of WaterStone Bank.
Tickets for Fan Appreciation Weekend are available at the Miller Park ticket office, online at Brewers.com or by calling the Brewers ticket office at (414) 902-4000.
The Milwaukee Brewers today announced that the Selig Experience, a state-of-the-art attraction at Miller Park to honor retired Commissioner Emeritus and former Brewers Owner Allan H. (Bud) Selig, will open to the public on Friday, May 29 when the Brewers face the Diamondbacks.
The Selig Experience is located on Miller Park’s Loge Level in the left field corner. A highlight of the attraction is a multimedia presentation that tells the story of Selig’s role in successfully bringing the Brewers to Milwaukee, saving Major League Baseball in the city with his commitment to build Miller Park, and his tireless efforts to promote and grow the game in his hometown.
The Selig Experience will be open to the general public during all Brewers home games, from the time that gates open until the 7th inning, and admission is free for those with tickets to the game. Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The attraction will also be open to selected tour groups.
A schedule of opening activities includes:
Wednesday, May 27, 6 pm: Media Preview Event – Credentialed media will be given an opportunity to tour the Selig Experience. More details will be announced later. Please note – there will be an embargo on news coverage related to the attraction until 7 pm on Thursday, May 28.
Thursday, May 28, 5 pm – A private gala will be held on the Miller Park playing field, with Commissioner Emeritus Selig, Brewers Owner Mark Attanasio and their guests on hand for a program, dinner and tours of the attraction.
Friday, May 29, 5:30 pm – The attraction will open to ticketed fans on a first-come, first served basis.
Miller Park already is known as a premiere destination for baseball fans, and the Selig Experience takes 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 1,500 square feet, and will include authentic artifacts from Selig’s tenure as the Brewers owner. It celebrates the fans’ love of the game, as told through the story of the Brewers founder.
The main multimedia show builds to a surprising 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 be delighted to take a sneak peek into Selig’s office for themselves.
The design and production of the Selig Experience is being led by BRC Imagination Arts, an experience design agency that Turns Brands into Destinations™. For more than three decades, its masterful storytellers have been chosen by iconic brands and cultural attractions all over the world to inspire and engage their audiences.
Selig’s dedication to baseball has paralleled his love of his hometown of Milwaukee. His first significant move as an executive was to return Major League Baseball to Milwaukee in 1970, when he founded the Milwaukee Brewers. In its first decade, the Brewers featured some of the great teams of that era, which eventually led to an American League pennant and World Series appearance in 1982.
During his tenure as Brewers owner, Selig earned United Press International’s 1978 Executive of the Year award, and the franchise was honored with seven “Organization of the Year” awards.
In the 1990s, Selig began his efforts to build a new ballpark in Milwaukee to replace the aging County Stadium, and Miller Park opened for its first season of play in 2001.
Uihlein-Wilson Architects is also contributing to the initial design of the space for the Selig Experience.
Proceeds to Benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation
The Milwaukee Brewers have announced that the team will auction off Opening Day tickets for the 103 “Uecker Seats” located at Miller Park. The Dutch style auction will be held exclusively online beginning today, Monday, March 23 at 12:00 p.m. until Tuesday, March 31 at 11:59 p.m., with all proceeds benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The “Uecker Seats” are 103 obstructed view seats that are located in Sections 421, 422 and 423. The seats were named after Brewers’ legendary announcer Bob Uecker and the famous Miller Lite “All Stars” campaign. The ad campaign featured Uecker’s famous tagline, “I must be in the front row,” despite the fact that Uecker somehow always ended up in the last row. The seats are located near the Last Row Statue of the announcer, which was unveiled last year, in the last row of Terrace Level Section 422.
The Dutch auction will be held exclusively online and there is no limit of the number of seats fans will be able to bid on. There are a total of 103 seats that will be auctioned off, with 42 pairs available and 19 single seats. Each participant can log on to brewers.com/UeckerSeats starting today, Monday, March 23 at 12:00 p.m. From there, fans can chose the pair and/or single seat options, and make their desired bids. Once the auction closes on Tuesday, March 31, the top bidders for each category will be selected. The final price for each seat will be the lowest bid among the top bidders selected.
Auction participants will be contacted by the Brewers Ticket Office if they have the winning bid. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.