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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”.
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If you can manage to eat in the ballpark (see the upcoming section on Neighborhood in regards to tailgating), there' s really only 3 things you need to make you feel like you're in Wisconsin: Cheese curds, sausage and beer. Beyond that there are still plenty of options to choose from.
You don't really find cheese curds in other parts of the country, mainly because they don't stay fresh long enough as curds. The ballpark variety are like the best cheddar "mozzarella stick" you've ever had. Served in a mini helmet, they look like tater tots. Definitely a must have. In the third base bar, they also serve poutine, a Quebecois combination of French fries, brown gravy and fresh cheese curds.
Right behind cheese curds on the Brewers' menu are of course, sausages. Just like in the races, they're available in multiple varieties, including brats, polish and chorizo. Sauerkraut is offered as a help yourself condiment, something that I miss at a lot of in the Southern ballparks that prefer onions and slaw. The brats and polish sausages we tried had great spice and a good snap. Just as you'd expect at a game here.
Beer offerings are dominated by Miller and Miller owned sub-brands, but with a little searching you can find quite a bit more. The Friday's Front Row bar tends to have a wider selection, including local Lakefront Brewery products and other national brands.
A Brewers game is a day of fun. It's hard not to have a light hearted attitude, when the dominating feature looming from the left field bleachers is Bernie the Brewer's giant home run slide. From the party atmosphere of the tailgate, to the sausage race, to the kid friendly attractions beyond the right field corner, a Brewers game is very much like the mellow buzz of the first few drinks you had in the parking lot. By the time the 7th inning stretch rolls around, and they add "Beer Barrel Polka" to "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and "God Bless America", it doesn't really matter too much who's winning.
Miller Park is not in a real walkable neighborhood. The surrounding residential area is still a good distance away, and the facility sits in a sea of parking bordered by less than inviting factory and warehouse buildings. So how can it get 5 stars?
Tailgating is the star of the Brewers experience. We went for a Wednesday afternoon game late in season on a dreary overcast day, and that did not diminish the mirth of the parking lot one bit. There's plenty of food and drink around, as well as the customary ladderball and beanbag games. People come early and plan an elaborate setup. If you're an accomplished tailgate moocher, you'll find no shortage of opportunity here. Milwaukeeans are friendly to a fault, happy to talk... happy to share... happy to let you walk away with their bottle opener. When they do, even the most hardened New Yorker can't help but return it with a friendly "Thanks... enjoy the game. Go Brewers!"
Downtown Milwaukee also has several great places, and I can specifically recommend Mader's or the Old German Beer Hall. Either is a wonderful place to sample some authentic German food while you're in town.
At the time of this visit in 2012, the Brew Crew were still finding their way out of their midsummer funk, and had not yet begun their ascension to contender. We found a knowledgeable, and polite fan base that was feeling a little apathetic. People were there for the game, and a relaxed afternoon. Lots of available seats for the businessman's special, and some of the businessmen seemed to disappear for long stretches of the game.
Getting to the ballpark is easy. There are more than 12,000 parking spaces, and the lots open 3 hours before game time for the aforementioned tailgate festivities. In addition, there's a special Rt 90 public transit bus that starts 2 hours prior to game time. A number of standard bus lines also make stops within walking distance.
Milwaukee area bars, restaurants and hotels may also run shuttle services. Check the Brewers website for specifics.
With a little careful shopping, Miller Park doesn't have to break the bank. While the Brewers use the same variable pricing schemes that most major league teams use, they also offer a number of specials and promotions to help make it easier to attend a few extra games a year. Family Pack ticket days, "Thirsty Thursdays" and other sponsored specials create opportunity for the budget conscious. Standard prices for food and concessions seem in line with major league averages.
If you're lucky, you'll get a chance to see the roof open or close during your stay. Retractable roofs are an engineering marvel, and while they are almost commonplace these days, it's still kind of a wonder to behold. Miller Park has the only fan-shaped retractor in North America, and it can be opened or closed in about 10 minutes.
If you're really into the ballpark experience for the day, you can take the private stadium tours. You'll get a chance to see pieces of the stadium not normally available to the public, plus there's an opportunity to take a trip down Bernie's slide. It's incredibly overpriced, but the idea of going down that slide is tantalizing. Pretty sure the idea of it is better than the actual experience.
If you have some time to stroll around, be sure to check out Helfaer Field. It's one of the premier youth baseball facilities in the area, and can be rented out. Helfaer Field sits adjacent to Miller Park, on the site of old County Stadium.
I also love the fact that when the Brewers are on the road, or in the offseason, you can rent out the visitors' clubhouse for a private event. What a unique way to entertain business clients with a once in a lifetime experience.
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.
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.
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