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MILWAUKEE BREWERS: Miller Park
That’s exactly what the Milwaukee Brewers boast with Miller Park, the fifth retractable-roof ballpark in the majors (the fifth is the Toronto Blue Jays’ Rogers Centre). And it didn’t take the Brewers long to prove exactly why they needed it. When the stadium hosted its first regular season game on April 6, 2001 (President George Bush threw out the ceremonial first pitch), the outside temperature was a chilly 43 degrees. But the chilly temperatures didn’t faze Brewers ticket holders-the seven panels of the fan-like roof were closed and the game continued without interruption. The 12,000-ton roof is the only fan-shaped convertible roof in North America.
The Brewers didn’t just go retro with the look of the stadium. They went all the way to former players to get their input on the structure, including consultations with Hank Aaron and Robin Yount. The result is a player-friendly and fan-friendly stadium. Milwaukee Brewers seating is some of the best in the majors, as the split-bowl design allows even the upper decks to hang over the field.
Brewers baseball also features one of the most unique home run celebrations in all of baseball, right up there with the Chicago White Sox exploding scoreboard. After every Brewers longball, the Brewers’ mascot, Bernie Brewer, slides down his slide in the outfield. If you like Bernie, you’ll love the sausages-every Brewers home run includes a race between people wearing costumes of various meat products. Randall Simon of the Pittsburgh Pirates famously took a baseball bat to the bratwurst in one ‘03 race. The brat was unharmed and Simon later apologized.
Year Built: 2001
‘12 attendance: 34,955 per game average; 2,831,385 total
Dimensions: 342 to left, 374 to left-center, 400 to center, 378 to right-center, 355 to right
Hotels Nearby: The Pfister Hotel, The Iron Horse Hotel, Ambassador Hotel, Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West
Thrill of victory: April 6, 2001: Miller Park’s Opening Day. President George Bush opened the stadium with the ceremonial first pitch. A sellout crowd is on hand and the Brewers send fans home happy with a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Richie Sexson’s eighth-inning homer provides the eventual margin of victory.
Agony of defeat: July 9, 2002: It’s a date that will live in infamy, but not because of a Brewers loss. Commissioner Bud Selig hoped the 2002 All-Star Game would serve as a showcase for his team’s shiny new ballpark. Instead, the two teams walked off the field after 11 innings with a 7-7 tie to a chorus of boos after Selig decreed the game would end in a tie due to a pitching shortage. Ticket holders were outraged, and so were baseball fans across the country.
Brewers Ticket Tips: Try to score a ticket in the Field Diamond Box. The seats in that section behind home plate are just 56 feet from home plate, which means you’ll be closer to the catcher than the man standing on the pitchers’ mound, which is 60 feet, six inches from the catcher. Without question, the highlight of every Milwaukee Brewers ticket plan are the 10 games against the Chicago Cubs. Thousands of Cubs fans make the drive from Chicago to see their beloved Cubs, and the games usually provide the best atmosphere of the year at Miller Park. No matter where you sit or what teams you see, make sure to tailgate before the game. Wisconsin natives are tailgate experts and it’s not unusual for the smells wafting from grills in the parking lot to be even better than what you’ll find at the concession stands inside.