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.
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The food and drink inside the ballpark is likely Miller Park's best feature. The variety of food available at the stadium is extremely impressive, and as you would expect in Milwaukee the selection of beer is very impressive as well.
There are very good baked potatoes, the best kettle corn I've had, many nachos and sausage stands, multiple deli stations, places for Dippin' Dots and other ice cream, and a stand that features a food item from the city that the team facing the Brewers is from.
Miller Park's website has a listing of all of the stands. If you make it to a game, though, I would suggest getting there about 20 minutes before you were originally planning so you can walk around the stadium and go over the food options thoroughly before making a decision.
Regardless of how the Brewers are doing, the start of a game at Miller Park has a bit of a festive atmosphere. Part of that has to do with people being happy to be at a game, but the main reason for that is the late arriving crowds that tend to inhabit Miller Park.
Because of the amount of people that tailgate, many fans do not see the first pitch. For some fans it can be annoying because there are some that enter the stadium in the middle of an inning. It is not an issue most of the time, but it can be annoying.
For the most part, the game is divided into two parts. As long as the Brewers aren't losing by more than a couple runs in the first three or four innings, people are just getting settled in. When the fourth or fifth inning comes along, fans become attentive and engaged. Even if fans who have had a couple adult beverages too many are into the game.
Milwaukee may not be known for its quality baseball fans, but they sure do love a winner and appreciate their Brewers. The team is the only professional franchise that people value so they put a lot into the "Brew Crew," and that's evident come game time at Miller Park.
Miller Park is not in downtown Milwaukee, but it is only five or 10 minutes away by car. There are still many bars that are within walking distance from the stadium on Bluemound Avenue, including Kelly's Bleachers or Rounding Third, and both places (and others) offer a shuttle to and from the game.
There are many different great bars and restaurants around Milwaukee, including different places downtown that also have shuttles that go both ways, before and after the game. Mo's Irish Pub and the Milwaukee Brat Haus are a couple of the more noteworthy places that offer shuttles from downtown, along with Steny'sTavern and Grill, and Oscar's on Pierce.
While the stadium isn't easy walking distance of too many establishments, it is not in a bad area of Milwaukee and has an impressive number of places to park. On certain game days, there are so many people tailgating that it's like a new mini-neighborhood full of people tailgating!
There is always a motley crew of fans at Miller Park. The Terrace level and loge bleachers are primarily where people who tailgate and have more adult beverages beforehand than most sit.
It is unlikely that you will experience any issues with fans at Miller Park. The only bad experiences I've ever had (and I've been to at least 15 games every season since Miller Park opened) were at the home opener in 2009 and any Wednesday afternoon game while school is still in session. In 2009, I was in the Terrace level and there were way too many people that were drunk and could not stay seated. The latter reason (Wed afternoon games), the kids have no interest in the game.
So there's a chance you'll find a fan that could annoy you, but there is a pretty small chance you'll leave Miller Park just remembering one person that ruined your experience. Fans in Milwaukee love their baseball, no matter how poorly the Brewers might be playing at any certain point in time.
There are many different places that can take you from downtown or around the stadium to the game via a shuttle. Also, if you don't want to pay for parking and are coming from downtown, there is a bus that will take you to the game that runs up Wisconsin Ave.
Parking, though, will never be an issue. There is an incredible number of parking spots and it is only $10 ($15 for preferred which is closer to the stadium, but may give you more trouble when leaving).
Tickets to a game at Miller Park are some of the least expensive in baseball. You can get in the stadium for $10 most of the time and it is rare that there is not some deal for a weekday series.
If you are looking for a quality seat, then you won't have to burn too big of a hole in your wallet. The best seats right behind home plate are usually $100, and the next most expensive are only $56. You will be able to spend about $40 for good seats from the Brewers, otherwise there are plenty of people outside that will be willing to give you tickets possibly for cheaper.
The racing sausages are a unique extra at Miller Park, but there is plenty more to it. The stadium is one of the more modern in baseball with its retractable roof and brand new video board.
Among other things, walking through all the tailgaters at Miller Park is still at times surreal, especially on weekends. To see all those thousands of people tailgating for a baseball game is really incredible. It's regular on NFL Sundays, but when there are 81 games a year instead of just eight at one stadium, you can really appreciate Brewers' fans dedication in drinking and grilling.
Along with Chase Field, Minute Maid Park, and Safeco Field, Miller Park is one of few stadiums in baseball to have a retractable roof which can be very useful when dealing with Wisconsin's springs and autumns.
If you're ever in the area, Miller Park is a must-see. The Brewers do a wonderful job of keeping you entertained in between innings, and the stadium itself is extremely unique. It has a modern feel to it that you will not get anywhere else in the MLB.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Read the title. Enough said.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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