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Miller Park

Milwaukee, WI

Home of the Milwaukee Brewers

3.9

3.7

Miller Park (map it)
One Brewers Way
Milwaukee, WI 53214


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Year Opened: 2001

Capacity: 41,900

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Miller Time

Miller Park opened for business on April 6, 2001. The hometown Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4. It didn’t take long for the most unique feature in the ballpark to be used. With temperatures in the 40’s, the fan-like roof over Miller Park closed, allowing fans to watch the ballgame with an air temperature of 72 degrees.

Miller Park replaced the dated Milwaukee County Stadium, which opened in 1953. With a construction cost of $400 million, the ballpark has seen some unique events unfold on its field. In 2008, with Hurricane Ike bearing down on the Houston area, MLB moved two Cubs vs. Astros game to Miller Park. In game one, Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano threw a no-hitter, making Miller Park the first neutral site in MLB history to host a no-hitter. In 2007, MLB took advantage of the roof by moving the Cleveland Indians home-opening series against the Seattle Mariners to Miller Park. Cleveland was having major snow storms at the time.

The ballpark has also hosted numerous concerts, soccer games, and even laid down bowling lanes to host a major bowling event in 2007.

Milwaukee has a rich baseball history and the ballpark celebrates that with many monuments. Among them is a nice monument for the 6,000 workers that built the stadium, including a memorial for three iron workers who died when a crane collapsed while building the stadium.

3.9

What is FANFARE?

The FANFARE scale is our metric device for rating each stadium experience. It covers the following:

  • Food & Beverage
  • Atmosphere
  • Neighborhood
  • Fans
  • Access
  • Return on Investment
  • Extras

Each area is rated from 0 to 5 stars with 5 being the best. The overall composite score is the "FANFARE Score".

Food & Beverage    5

Miller Park has all your ballpark food basics covered, and then some. But, let's be honest, this is Milwaukee and it would be sacrilege to go to a Brewers game without eating a bratwurst. Miller Park has the sausage menu down to a science. You can find all the different iterations from the regular brat to the Polish, Italian sausage, and chorizo. You can get them with every topping imaginable and for a unique taste, try the brachos. What could be better in Milwaukee than kettle chips with bratwurst on them?

Another Wisconsin favorite on the menu are fried cheese curds. If you haven't had them you are missing out. Going to a game on Friday? If you like fish, you are in for a treat. Every Friday, Miller Park has a fish fry to go along with everything else on their giant menu.

A neat feature of Miller Park is a restaurant inside the ballpark. Friday's is located in the left field corner and you can enjoy a sit down meal before, during, or after the game. The restaurant is open year-round.

Much like the food options, Miller Park offers drink options for every palate. Miller is available throughout the ballpark for obvious reasons, but there are plenty of other options throughout, including microbrews, domestic, and imports. A few brews worth mentioning are Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy and Bernie's Barrelman Ale. In addition, wine is available throughout the ballpark along with numerous Bloody Mary stations.

Pepsi is the soda choice along with Gatorade, water, and all the other regulars. Milk along with orange and apple juice are available for the kiddos.

Atmosphere    5

The fun begins long before entering the ballpark. Tailgating is taken to another level here, with plenty of it; a scene that would be much more akin to major college football or the NFL.

There is plenty to look at around the ballpark, with monuments galore. Before entering the park, the plaza area has statues of Milwaukee greats Hank Aaron, Robin Yount, Bob Uecker, and former commissioner, Bud Selig. In section 422 sits the Bob Uecker "last row" statue. An empty seat sits next to the statue, allowing for a great photo opportunity. Access for photos is limited to pregame only.

A unique display is Autograph Alley in the Hot Corner, Field Level. It is a massive display of autographed baseballs from baseball legends to Brewer fans. There are too many displays to mention all of them but keep your eyes open for monuments honoring the 1901 and 1957 Brewers, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, Latinos in baseball, Milwaukee Braves honor roll, and many others.

Overall, it's hard to find a bad seat in the ballpark, with two exceptions. The "Uecker" seats are partially obstructed but are only $1, available on game days. It's also better to avoid the loge bleachers in left field. From that area, views of the scoreboard aren't very good and the metal bleachers aren't overly comfortable.

Miller Park does a great job of providing entertainment, independent of the game. The most popular is the famous sausage race. Prior to the bottom of the sixth inning, the bratwurst, polish, Italian, hot dog, and chorizo sausages race around the field. Many other teams today do this type of race, but this is still the best. The 7th inning stretch is also done Milwaukee style, with fans singing and dancing to "Roll Out the Barrell."

Neighborhood    3

There isn't much in the way of great restaurants or fun bars within walking distance of the ballpark, but there are still some places worth mentioning. First, many of the area bars have shuttles to and from the game. This is a great way to avoid the parking issues that occur at any big event. Among the numerous places that offer this service is Kelly's Bleachers. Kelly's is about a mile north on W Bluemound Road and offers up typical bar fare with plenty of drinks in a fun atmosphere.

Also on W Bluemound is Balistreri's Bluemound Inn. Balistreri's has been in the restaurant business for almost 50 years. The pizza is great and there are plenty of options on the menu for every taste. As you get away from the ballpark, the food options increase exponentially. Milwaukee is a food town, so look around and enjoy.

A couple non-sport items worth some time are visits to the Miller Brewery and the Harley Davidson Museum. The Miller Brewery tour is free and a fun time. For those over 21, beer is included in the tour. Soda, peanuts, and postcards are available for those that don't drink, or are under 21. Admission to the Harley Davidson Museum is a bit pricey at $20, but if motorcycles are your thing, it doesn't get much better than this.

Fans    3

This is a tough one to rate. On the day I attended most recently, the Brewers were playing the Cubs. With Milwaukee an easy drive from Chicago, there were far more Cubs fan in attendance than Brewer fans, and if you went by noise alone, you would swear you were at Wrigley Field.

Fans are generally polite and most are engaged in the game. The banter between the fans of both teams is mostly respectable and good-natured. Despite all the tailgating, there are no out of control fans that need to be removed. Fans generally watch the game and are very nice.

Access    3

With Miller Park's proximity to I-94, it is fairly easy to get to. The construction on the freeway seems perpetual, so it is something that is constantly dealt with. Despite that, the wait time in line to park is minimal. For those that don't want to park at the ballpark, a bus runs from downtown directly to the park and there are numerous shuttles from bars and restaurants that will pick you up and drop you off.

The flow of fans coming into the ballpark moves at a good clip and there aren't any major delays getting in. Once inside, the concourses move adequately when the stands are full. Miller Park has 33 restrooms for men and 33 for women, so having to wait is a rare occurrence.

Return on Investment    4

Milwaukee is on the lower end of ticket prices in MLB. For weekday games, you can get in the door for as little as $10, depending on opponent.

Generally, deals can be had above and beyond the regular prices, except when attending "prime" games such as when the Cubs come to town. Food and drink prices are about what you would expect in an MLB venue and there is nothing that would be considered outrageously priced. Parking is about the norm with choices being $12 or $18 ($1 less if you purchase in advance).

With all the entertainment and the nice setting you get when taking in a game at Miller Park, the price is right.

Extras    4

The Brewers give away an excellent program as you enter the turnstiles. They are much better than some other MLB parks, and these are free.

One extra point goes to the legendary sausage race. The concept seems silly, but the crowd loves it and entertaining the fans is what baseball is about.

I've been to many MLB parks, but it's rare to find a ballpark that has this many monuments and displays dedicated to numerous groups and people. Baseball history buffs could take hours looking at everything. The monuments are well done and informative.

One final extra point goes to the game day staff. It may seem like a little thing but when ushers are willing to help carry food, take pictures, or point you in the right direction, it makes the experience that much more enjoyable.

Final Thoughts

From the tailgating, to the monuments, to the great food and staff, Miller Park produces a fun time for fans of all ages. Despite the recent downturn in on-field product in Milwaukee, it's easy to see why fans continue to come out. If you haven't been to Miller Park yet, plan a visit to Milwaukee and take in a game. The experience is well worth the trip.

I\'ve only been to 3 major league parks, but the other two are wrigley and the cell. I\'ve lived in

I've only been to 3 major league parks, but the other two are wrigley and the cell. I've lived in Chicagoland all my life and I'm not a sox or cubs fan. I'm a huge Mariners fan. But anyways, miller park blows me away with the tailgating, price of parking, and the price of tickets. Also, there selection and quality of food is far better than the cell and wrigley. I do plan on going to all the ballparks eventually. The sausage race is amazing to witness because everyone gets into the race. There's not a bad seat in the house. I would say the only negative about miller park is that even when the roof is open it still feels like they are playing in a dome. Polish sausage is so good!

by Goblue1523 | Aug 04, 2010 05:37 PM

Living in the Chicago area and being a Sox fan,whenever I want to see pitchers hit I take the drive up to Milwaukee.Parking is easy and tickets are reasonable.Some of the seats in the field bleachers have poor sight lines.My only negative experience there was on a college night.Twenty-somethings out tailgating for hours you could see what that leads to.Other than that really enjoy Miller Park

by mattyb | Jan 22, 2011 03:18 AM

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by johnandcait | Sep 08, 2011 11:00 AM

Miller Park Gameday Experience

The tailgating experience is certainly a must, but if visiting from out of town, as mentioned in the review, there are several bars on Bluemound Dr. that provide shuttles to the game (drop you off right at the front door) and from the game (they run for an hour after and can get hard to catch if there is a big crowd). Slim McGinn's, Kelly's Bleachers, Derry's Irish Pub, Steve's on Bluemound to name a few.

Also, if in town for a night game, hit up the Miller Brewery Tour, which is a short cab ride from the stadium. Its not as good as it once was, as they used to provide ample samples of Miller's finest, but it's a neat prelude to the Brewer experience.

by flamer | Jun 04, 2012 10:58 PM

Unknown Freebie at Miller Park

I pay $9 to park at the stadium. If I take my parking ticket to the designated driver booth, I get a free ticket for a $4.50 soda. The Brewers also have a promotion with BP gas stations. Fill up 7 times and get a free ticket to the game. So with my free ticket to the game, my $9 parking, and my $4.50 soda rebate, it costs me a total of $4.50 to watch a 3 hour Major League Baseball game. Best. Value. Ever.

by cindyv | Jul 10, 2014 10:23 AM

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Crowd Reviews

Milwaukee Brewers Baseball at Miller Park

Total Score: 4.14

  • Food & Beverage: 5
  • Atmosphere 4
  • Neighborhood: 3
  • Fans: 5
  • Access: 4
  • RoI: 4
  • Extras: 4

Milwaukee is without doubt a great sports town. For over 40 years, the Milwaukee Brewers have been the central team in what should be considered as a baseball town first and foremost.

Now in its second decade as the home stadium of the Brewers, Miller Park remains a beautiful facility with plenty of unique features. Miller Park should be on every baseball fan's must-see list.

Miller Park- More Than Just Beer

Total Score: 3.43

  • Food & Beverage: 4
  • Atmosphere 3
  • Neighborhood: 3
  • Fans: 4
  • Access: 3
  • RoI: 4
  • Extras: 3

Miller Park is such an improvement over County Stadium that it's hard to know where to begin. First of all, having a retractable roof was a great idea and something that Minnesota fans will be envious of in the years to come.

Additionally, the Brewers organization has made an effort to make the experience at Miller Park as fan-friendly as possible, whether you are a kid, a casual baseball fan, or an ardent baseball fan. All fans will have fun at Miller Park.

It's a so-so park.

Total Score: 3.29

  • Food & Beverage: 2
  • Atmosphere 3
  • Neighborhood: 1
  • Fans: 2
  • Access: 5
  • RoI: 5
  • Extras: 5

Miller Park isn't that great of a ballpark bot nor is it bad. The video and audio systems need to updated. The stadium is lacking something that i can't fully point out, around the concourses it's hard to find really anything Brewers related which takes away from the home feeling.

Good Family Value

Total Score: 4.57

  • Food & Beverage: 4
  • Atmosphere 5
  • Neighborhood: 4
  • Fans: 5
  • Access: 5
  • RoI: 5
  • Extras: 4

Arrive early, BBQ in the parking lot with the Brewer fans, sit back, have a cold one, and relax. If you can attend a Cubs-brewers game it's even better. Very friendly rivalry between the two cities, and the fans BBQ together. The Brewers allow you to bring your food in, along with water or pop in sealed bottles. Soft sided coolers only. There are also several places off of National Avenue to eat at, and extra parking at the VA Hospital. There is a safe paved pathway that leads between the two (right field).
Great park, great value, and there is always a game that will be played because of the roof that opens. There is a play area for the little kids, and also a game area for all. Season ticket holder for 5 years..great seats throughout the park.

Gotta see the tailgating

Total Score: 4.14

  • Food & Beverage: 5
  • Atmosphere 4
  • Neighborhood: 2
  • Fans: 4
  • Access: 4
  • RoI: 5
  • Extras: 5

Food & Beverage 5/5
Food is great! Polish or the Brat with the special sauce is amazing! I live south of Chicago and would drive to Miller park just for the food and tailgating. There is a huge selection of food too. Fish, hummus, Chorizo, and all of your baseball favorites. Prices are average for a major leauge park.

Atmosphere 4/5
Gotta start with the tailgating. The tailgating is like your at a NFL or college football game. The atmosphere in the game is good. Bernie going down the slide is a nice touch before the game starts. They also sing "roll out the barrel". I don't know what's all that about though.

Neighborhood 2/5
There is no neighborhood. It's close to an industrial park. If you go down a few blocks you start to see some life outside of Miller park tailgating.

Fans 4/5
The fans there are great. They know a lot about their team and they pay attention to what's going on in the field. Family Friendly crowd. There are a few alcohol free sections for families

Access 4/5
Miller park is right off the highway and very accessible to get there. Getting out of Miller Park is a different story. If you don't leave the game early, you'll be waiting in line ofr 45 minutes to an hour getting out of the parking lots. Parking is cheap for a MLB stadium. The farthest lot is $10 to park and only takes a few minutes to walk to the stadium. Get there early to tailgate.

Return on Investment 5/5
The product on the field is good with Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder, and Yovani Gallardo. Tickets are cheap compared to the 2 Chicago teams and get a better experience unless you've never been to Wrigley Field. There is not a bad seat in the house. Before this past summer, I've never been to Miller Park and by the end of the summer I went 3 times. I've sat in the lower level just 12 rows back and I've sat in level 400 and I can honestly say that there is not a bad seat in the house.

Extras 5/5
Tailgating is awesome and must experience it. The sausage race is one of the best sideshows in the Majors. I went to to a game where they gave away an Italian suasage bobblehead. The scoreboard that is in the outfield wall is nice. The big jumbotron in center field is not that great. Overall, very nice stadium and family friendly.

Sports are better in Wisconsin

Total Score: 4.00

  • Food & Beverage: 5
  • Atmosphere 4
  • Neighborhood: 3
  • Fans: 4
  • Access: 4
  • RoI: 4
  • Extras: 4

Wisconsin is a great state for sports. Fans are passionate but respectful so games are likely to be a great time. Wisconsin, and Milwaukee in particular, deserves a great stadium like Miller Park. Its a nice looking, easily accessible stadium that has its own exit off the freeway and reasonably priced parking. And its the home of the Hot Dog/Sausage race. You can't go wrong.

Best Ball Park Ever

Total Score: 4.86

  • Food & Beverage: 5
  • Atmosphere 5
  • Neighborhood: 4
  • Fans: 5
  • Access: 5
  • RoI: 5
  • Extras: 5

Read the title. Enough said.

2010 Brewers vs. Mariners

Total Score: 0.00

  • Food & Beverage: 0
  • Atmosphere 0
  • Neighborhood: 0
  • Fans: 0
  • Access: 0
  • RoI: 0
  • Extras: 0

This was the best time I've ever had at a baseball game. There are a lot of unique traditions practiced by Miller Park. Such as "the slide" and the Sausage races.
Also, Miller Park has to be the best indoor ballpark in the country. I absolutely loved it.

Enjoyable Ballpark

Total Score: 3.43

  • Food & Beverage: 4
  • Atmosphere 4
  • Neighborhood: 3
  • Fans: 3
  • Access: 3
  • RoI: 4
  • Extras: 3

The look and the feel of the ballpark is nice although it does not feel as intimate as some of the older ballparks. The food is good and the atmosphere was great. I was annoyed by how many people showed up to the game in Packers jerseys, so you definitely get the feel of a football game at this ballpark. I always hate the parks with massive parking lots surrounding them so i gotta take off points for that. All in all a solid ballpark experience.

Ballparks, Brews, and Brats

Total Score: 3.86

  • Food & Beverage: 5
  • Atmosphere 4
  • Neighborhood: 5
  • Fans: 3
  • Access: 3
  • RoI: 4
  • Extras: 3

Miller Park just finished its 12th season in operation as the home of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2012, and it’s really just entering its prime years. Miller Park does a fantastic job of blending the old and the new, the historic and the modern. Yes, it’s another brick and steel retro-mod park from the post Camden Yards era, but a day at Miller Park is a day steeped in “real Wisconsin”.

Miller Park

Total Score: 4.00

  • Food & Beverage: 5
  • Atmosphere 4
  • Neighborhood: 4
  • Fans: 3
  • Access: 3
  • RoI: 4
  • Extras: 5

This was a great place to catch a game. The statues were nice and tailgaiting was a cool experience for a baseball game. The inside of the park is equally impressive. There is so much for kids to do (guess pitch speed, batting cage, baserunning game) and the food was awesome. Milwaukee is the German sausage capitol of the U.S. and Miller Park offers plenty of great food. I had the cheese fries in a helmet. They also had great beer selection. I liked the Toyota fan seats (recliners) as well as the Harley Davidson section. The extra curriculars are some of the best in the game with Bernie Brewer going down the slide and the Sausage Races. Great place to watch a game.

Miller Thriller

Total Score: 4.29

  • Food & Beverage: 5
  • Atmosphere 4
  • Neighborhood: 4
  • Fans: 4
  • Access: 4
  • RoI: 5
  • Extras: 4

Miller Park opened in 2001 and was one of the first stadiums in the United States to feature a retractable roof. In Milwaukee, a new stadium was very necessary at the time of its construction to replace County Stadium, and the Brewers made sure they did it right with Miller Park.

There are 41,900 seats in Miller Park, and with standing room only tickets the record attendance for a game is over 46,000. The ballpark has featured multiple concerts and events outside of just Brewers baseball, including Professional Bowlers Association events in 2004 and 2007.

As time has passed, Miller Park has become more diverse and dynamic in its attractions. It features different bars throughout the stadium and is one-of-a-kind in regards to ballparks in Major League Baseball.

What a let down

Total Score: 1.43

  • Food & Beverage: 2
  • Atmosphere 0
  • Neighborhood: 2
  • Fans: 1
  • Access: 3
  • RoI: 2
  • Extras: 0

I drove up for Opening Day Brewers vs Cardinals in 2012 and it was very eye opening. We arrived to our seats behind third base early, but it seemed like we were the only ones there. It was after the first pitch that all the other "fans" filed in from the parking lot. I guess the game wasn't why most of them showed up anyway as 90% where hammered beyond the point of knowing Zack Greinke from Zack Morris and the other 10% were texting away. It had more of a "this is where we go when the Packers aren't on" vibe. The only nice people we ran into were two older folks who actually left the game early because a man spilled beer all over them three times. When my friend went to ask this guy to settle down he told us "what do you expect at the ballpark?" To top off the experience and sum up the event, as we walked out the door a drunk guy carrying his even drunker girlfriend on his shoulders tripped on the curb and smashed her face on the street. No one stopped to help, not even the boyfriend.

Miller Park

Total Score: 4.57

  • Food & Beverage: 5
  • Atmosphere 5
  • Neighborhood: 4
  • Fans: 5
  • Access: 5
  • RoI: 3
  • Extras: 5

It is a great stadium. Love everything about it. Nosebleeds are nice too.

Miller Park

Total Score: 4.57

  • Food & Beverage: 5
  • Atmosphere 5
  • Neighborhood: 4
  • Fans: 5
  • Access: 5
  • RoI: 3
  • Extras: 5

It is a great stadium. Love everything about it. Nosebleeds are nice too.

A Little Something for Everyone at Miller Park

Total Score: 4.14

  • Food & Beverage: 5
  • Atmosphere 4
  • Neighborhood: 4
  • Fans: 3
  • Access: 3
  • RoI: 5
  • Extras: 5

The Milwaukee Brewers have called Miller Park home since 2001. It replaced Milwaukee County Stadium, which lacked the amenities of other modern MLB stadiums. Miller Park features a retractable roof, which means fans never have to worry about weather or rainouts. On colder days, the roof will remain closed and it will open on warmer days. The playing surface at Miller Park is grass. When the roof is closed, the stadium lights are designed to act like sun so the grass stays healthy year round.

Miller Park has one of the best gameday experiences in and around the stadium that you will find in Major League Baseball. There are lots of restaurants nearby, tailgating in the parking lot, and games inside and outside of the stadium. As fans pull into the parking lot, the smell of bratwurst and grills are noticeable.

Miller Park has plenty of concerts and big events throughout the year. There are a couple of restaurants inside that are open year-round so fans can still experience the stadium setting when games aren’t being played.

Milwaukee has a rich baseball tradition, including the Milwaukee Braves and currently, the Brewers. The Milwaukee Braves played their games at Milwaukee County Stadium from 1953-1965. They never had a losing record while in Milwaukee. The Braves won the 1957 World Series with the help of Hank Aaron, Eddie Matthews, and Warren Spahn. Milwaukee went four seasons without a team to call their own until the Seattle Pilots franchise was moved to the city in 1970. The Brewers have been light on playoff experience outside of a 1982 World Series appearance, but hope to change that during the 2014 season. When the Brewers have a contending team, Miller Park is one of the loudest venues in MLB.

Home-Sweet Miller Park

Total Score: 4.00

  • Food & Beverage: 5
  • Atmosphere 4
  • Neighborhood: 3
  • Fans: 3
  • Access: 4
  • RoI: 4
  • Extras: 5

This is my home stadium, so it might be slanted...but I think there are a lot of awesome things about Miller Park that you might not know about it if you only go to one game.

As far as food and beverage go...it's SO much more than your standard hot dogs and brats, and chorizo, and italian sausage, and polish sausage. They have great burgers at a new stand for AJ Bombers, amazing beef brisket and mashed potato parfaits, Cactus League Nachos, chef carved sandwiches, and even a stand that has specialty items based on the team the Brewers are playing. For example, when they played the Braves....you could get Chicken and Waffles....and it was great.

The atmosphere is really fun. And it starts long before the game even starts. Parking lots open early and you'll always find people tailgating. It's a bit of a Milwaukee tradition. I haven't seen tailgating like this since my days going to LSU football games....it rivals that. The atmosphere continues right through game time, as there are tons of things to do to keep kids occupied, and the Sausage Race is always a hit.

As for the neighborhood...there's really nothing in the area. The bonus for this, is plenty of parking and plenty of tailgating (as opposed to a downtown location) but the negative is that there is nothing withing walking distance for a beer before or after the game.

Fans can be good or bad. Wisconsinites love to drink, so there's always a possibility you have will have a drunk a-hole in your vicinity to ruin things for you, but most people are pretty passionate about their team, knowledgeable about the game, and decent to interact with.

Access is easy, right off the interstate and usually a pretty easy entrance and exit, even for big games.

Plenty of different price points make the return on the investment great. Pay attention to their website for half price deals, or ticket packages that include another attraction along with your Brewers ticket, and kill two birds with one stone.

All in all, it's a great place to watch a game, or watch the crowd, or partake in everything else Miller Park has to offer.

Miller Park = "meh"

Total Score: 3.00

  • Food & Beverage: 4
  • Atmosphere 2
  • Neighborhood: 2
  • Fans: 4
  • Access: 3
  • RoI: 3
  • Extras: 3

I went to Miller Park three years ago and don't share the same enthusiasm about the place as others do.

With it's retractable roof, Miller Park feels more like an office park plopped down in the suburbs than an actual baseball stadium. The neighborhood surrounding the stadium is just an endless sea of parking lots, which may make for some great tailgating, but doesn't exactly make people get excited about a baseball game. I will say the food was pretty good, though. And, as someone who doesn't typically drive, I found the #90 bus from downtown Milwaukee to Miller Park to be convenient and timely for pre-game, though MCTS could probably time the post-game trips a little better.

Miller Park

Total Score: 4.14

  • Food & Beverage: 5
  • Atmosphere 5
  • Neighborhood: 4
  • Fans: 4
  • Access: 4
  • RoI: 4
  • Extras: 3

Great place to catch a baseball game. Good selection of food; a lot of special game days with $1 hot dogs, etc. Fantastic tailgating tradition and experience as well.

Fun For All Ages at Miller Park

Total Score: 3.86

  • Food & Beverage: 5
  • Atmosphere 5
  • Neighborhood: 3
  • Fans: 3
  • Access: 3
  • RoI: 4
  • Extras: 4

The Milwaukee Brewers have called Miller Park home since 2001. It replaced Milwaukee County Stadium, which lacked the amenities of other modern MLB stadiums. Miller Park features a retractable roof, which means fans never have to worry about weather or rain outs. On colder days, the roof will remain closed and it will open on warmer days. The playing surface at Miller Park is grass. When the roof is closed, the stadium lights are designed to act like sun so the grass stays healthy year-round.

Miller Park has one of the best game day experiences in and around the stadium that you will find in Major League Baseball. There are lots of restaurants nearby, tailgating in the parking lot, and games inside and outside of the stadium. As fans pull into the parking lot, the smell of bratwurst and grills are noticeable.

Miller Park has plenty of concerts and big events throughout the year. There are a couple of restaurants inside that are open year-round so fans can still experience the stadium setting when games aren’t being played.

Milwaukee has a rich baseball tradition, including the Milwaukee Braves and currently, the Brewers. The Milwaukee Braves played their games at Milwaukee County Stadium from 1953-1965. They never had a losing record while in Milwaukee. The Braves won the 1957 World Series with the help of Hank Aaron, Eddie Matthews and Warren Spahn. Milwaukee went four seasons without a team to call their own until the Seattle Pilots franchise was moved to the city in 1970. The Brewers have been light on playoff experience outside of a 1982 World Series appearance, but hope to change that soon. When the Brewers have a contending team, Miller Park is one of the loudest venues in MLB.

Miller Park

Total Score: 3.29

  • Food & Beverage: 4
  • Atmosphere 4
  • Neighborhood: 2
  • Fans: 4
  • Access: 3
  • RoI: 4
  • Extras: 2

I feel that Miller Park gets a bad reputation for some reason, maybe because it is a dome. I have lived in Chicagoland for 5 years and frequently make the trip up I-294 to catch a Brewers game and I always enjoy the experience. Also with the unpredictable Midwest weather I appreciate the dome.

Miller Park - All Good

Total Score: 4.00

  • Food & Beverage: 5
  • Atmosphere 5
  • Neighborhood: 3
  • Fans: 3
  • Access: 5
  • RoI: 4
  • Extras: 3

I'm not sure there is a better tailgating seen for baseball than Miller Park. Brewers fans tailgating that rivals many football experiences. The roof is fantastic to offer the opportunity to sit out in the beautiful weather, or as refuge from poor conditions. Great sightlines in the ballpark. The hidden gem food item is definitely the Bratchos. Hold out for them ... they are totally worth it. Bring a radio so that you can take in an inning or two with the legendary Bob Ueker on the call. Don't forget to look for Bernie Brewer in his dugout and ready for the big slide on a Brewers home run. I imagine that this place is off the charts when the Brewers are good and contending!

Awesome atmosphere

Total Score: 3.86

  • Food & Beverage: 5
  • Atmosphere 5
  • Neighborhood: 2
  • Fans: 4
  • Access: 2
  • RoI: 4
  • Extras: 5

Before the game even starts you are treated to the best tailgating party in the majors. You know tailgating is serious when you see someone roasting a pig. I mean and actual whole small pig. It's amazing to see this kind of fandom. Once you get in the park you are get to what retractable roofs should like. The light can get in and the side of the building is opened up so that you still get airflow. It feels like you are outside even when the roof is closed. The fans are also amazing and alive. They love their brewers no matter where they sit in the standing. There are also lots of activities for the kids to do if they get board. Pitching, base running etc activities are all there for the kids. The food items I must admit leave a little something to be desired but the beer options are great. Try the red apple beer on a hot muggy day. If you are known for brats then please present them in a more positive lite instead of a shriveled up mess wrapped in foil. That was a big disappointment.

Wondering what the fuss is about

Total Score: 3.43

  • Food & Beverage: 5
  • Atmosphere 4
  • Neighborhood: 4
  • Fans: 2
  • Access: 3
  • RoI: 3
  • Extras: 3

Miller Park never impressed me as much as it does others. Maybe it's because I'm a Milwaukee native and know a little more about the history and behind-the-scenes info.

The best part: food and beer selections. They're as good as any anywhere. The craft beer stand in the concourse near 1st base has incredible selections (particularly New Glarus offerings). They're pricey, but very good.
"All fan" giveaways are also a high point. Unlike many clubs, the Brewers try to accommodate all fans on giveaway days. Check the promotions list for the fine print, though. Some have limitations.
If you're sensitive to heat or have any kind of breathing issue, avoid Miller Park in the summer time. There's no ventilation, a/c or even windows in the concourses other than the Suite/Club level. Summer days with high humidity can be stifling, especially with a large crowd.
Club seats are ok, with a nice view of the field and friendly/helpful waitstaff. Aside from TVs at the bar and a few tables, there's no inside seating. Lots of shady places for the sun-sensitive, too.
The facade is pretty from the front. From other angles in the city, all one sees is oxidized green and the roof is an eyesore when it's closed.

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