Taxpayers in southeastern Wisconsin will be free of paying $30 million a year in a special 0.1% sales and use tax supporting Miller Park, home to the Milwaukee Brewers, under legislation that is expected to pass and be signed into law by the governor. If approved, the 23-year-old revenue program would be permanently retired beginning Jan. 1, 2020. Read more here.
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Miller Park signage will disappear from Milwaukee’s baseball stadium after 2020, when Madison (WI)-based American Family Insurance takes over naming rights from MillerCoors. The deal was announced Tuesday. Read more here and here. Not all fans are happy, as 30,000 sign petition opposing any name change. Read more here.
The Brewers and @amfam have announced a long-term agreement which includes the naming rights for Miller Park beginning in 2021 and continuing for 15 years. The future name and branding elements for the stadium will be announced at a later date.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) January 22, 2019
The Milwaukee Brewers spring training stadium is getting a makeover. Construction on the new ballpark took a huge step forward yesterday, as the Milwaukee Brewers, along with representatives from the City of Phoenix, Mortenson and HKS, held a “Topping Out” ceremony in honor of placing the final beam at the Maryvale Baseball Park. Read more here. Watch news report here.
The Milwaukee Brewers broke ground Tuesday on the Maryvale Baseball Park project in Phoenix (AZ). Read more and view renderings here. Meanwhile, the team celebrated the 25th anniversary of The Sandlot movie with the two-minute video below:
ICYMI: You’re (still) killing me, Smalls. pic.twitter.com/257xYFkwdN
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) March 20, 2018
The Milwaukee Brewers will contribute $56-$60 million to an overhaul of the Maryvale Baseball Park complex in time for 2019 Spring Training. A doubling of clubhouse space, new workout amenities including a massive weight room and a practice field that mimics the dimensions of Miller Park, and significant improvements to the main stadium concourse are planned. Read more and watch video here. View more renderings here.
After exploring Spring Training sites elsewhere, the Brewers are poised to stay put at Maryvale Baseball Park for another quarter century. On deck is a significant overhaul of the 20-year-old complex. The Brewers will reportedly foot the $41-$64 million cost for the project. Read more here and here.
Pima County (AZ) officials sent a 17-page package to the Milwaukee Brewers last week, trying to sell Kino Sports Complex and Kino Stadium as the new spring training home for the team. Read more here.
With 12,500 parking spaces — all available for tailgating — Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers, has been a long-time leader in ballpark tailgating. Read more and view photo gallery here.
The Milwaukee Brewers will provide an official media preview March 29 of the team’s $20 million food-and-beverage-concession upgrade at Miller Park, but stadium district board members Tuesday took their own tour of the progress on the project. Read more and view slideshow here.
PRESS RELEASE – If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? The Brew Crew! To celebrate the release of the new Ghostbusters™ movie, the Brewers are hosting Ghostbusters Day at Miller Park on Saturday, July 9. Read more here.
The next innovative ballpark food is set to hit Miller Park this season, as Milwaukee Brewers fans will have a chance to take a bite of the Inside The Park Nachos. Read more here.
The Milwaukee Brewers today announced changes in the food lineup at Miller Park that will include the addition of a Smoke Shack barbecue stand, a Holey Moley doughnuts and coffee stand. Read more here.
Hank the Ballpark Pup, the Milwaukee Brewers’ adopted stray pooch, won “Dog of the Year” honors at the World Dog Awards. Paris Hilton and former NFL star Terrell Owens shared the stage, with Hilton giving the ballpark pup his award. Read more and view photos here.
In late October, the Milwaukee Brewers announced they would sell 1,000 “Timeless Tickets” for $1,000 each, redeemable for an actual ticket to any single future Brewers game at Miller Park — even if it’s Game 7 of the 2050 World Series. On Tuesday, the Brewers sweetened the package with vouchers to attend nine additional Brewers regular-season games of the owner’s choice, excluding Opening Day. Learn more here.
The Milwaukee Brewers’ canine marketing juggernaut continues, as “Hank the Ballpark Pup” played Santa at a Wisconsin Humane Society event Thursday. In addition to other merchandise, the formerly stray pooch even has his own Christmas ornament — free with the purchase of a pair of Holiday 4-Pack ticket packages. Read more and watch video here. Watch another video report here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and Milwaukee Brewers began their partnership in September of 2008 and it will continue for many more years. The teams have announced an extension of the current affiliation agreement through the end of the 2020 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Colorado Springs Sky Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers signed a two-year Player Development Contract during a press conference Thursday at Security Service Field. With the signing of the agreement, the Sky Sox officially became the Triple-A Affiliate of the Brewers who in turn became the third major league affiliate in team history (Cleveland Indians – 1988 Continue reading
On the heels of the sold out “BobbleHank” giveaway and the introduction of a new Hank mascot, a new book will be released tomorrow to recap the adventures of Hank, baseball’s most celebrated canine. Hank, The Ballpark Pup, written by Karen Winnick, will go on sale on Thursday, September 18. Read more here. Read Hank’s background story here.
The Milwaukee Brewers currently train in Phoenix at the Maryvale Baseball Park, but the team is reportedly exploring options for new digs, including the Vistancia development in Peoria, or possibly working with the Gila River Indian Community and Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation on a ballpark deal. Read more here.
In a series called “Ballpark Quirks,” Sports Illustrated takes a look at the distinctive features and oddities that make up each of MLB’s 30 parks. Up now: Miller Park’s Bernie slide. Read more and view photos here.
The Milwaukee Brewers wasted no time adopting a scruffy stray dog they found roaming around their spring-training facility in Maryvale (AZ). They cleaned him up and named him “Hank.” The pooch has quickly become a player and fan favorite, posing for photos and becoming the center of attention. Read more and watch video here. Check out more #BallparkPup.
PRESS RELEASE – The Milwaukee Brewers today announced plans for a new Bob Uecker statue at Miller Park. Unlike the statues that surround Miller Park’s Home Plate Plaza, this statue will be in the last row-yes, the last row of the Terrace Level at Miller Park. Continue reading
Milkwaukee Brewers fan Nick Yohanek took his passion to the next level and collected over $15,000 worth of Ryan Braun merchandise. If he was collecting for future profit, we don’t have much sympathy, as investing presents risk. But if he was a true believer and defender of Braun, he got burned…and so did his six-year-old daughter. Read more and watch news report here.
A Wisconsin woman said Friday she is still a Milwaukee Brewers fan, even though security at Miller Park asked her to leave a game after she was spotted wearing a Ryan Braun jersey she modified to read “FRAUD.” In lieu of being booted, the fan was given the opportunity to put her jersey inside out, which she did. She was accused of violating the fan code of conduct. Read more here.
Now that Milwaukee Brewers star doper Ryan Braun has been booted from baseball for the rest of the season, what will the Brewers do with the Braun banners and merchandise found at every turn at Miller Park? Read more and view news clip here.
On Sunday at “Brewers On Deck,” Ben Peters of Richfield (MN) was announced as the winner of the Brewers “Design a YOUniform” contest. Peters’ design will be worn by the Brewers in exhibition games on March 22 in Phoenix at Maryvale Baseball Park and on March 30 in Milwaukee at Miller Park.
After receiving and reviewing hundreds of alternative uniform design ideas, the Milwaukee Brewers have narrowed the competition down to three finalists in the team’s Design A YOUniform Contest. You can cast your vote here for your favorite once per day between now and January 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. CT. The winner will be announced on Sunday, January 27.
The Milwaukee Brewers on Monday announced two renovations coming to Miller Park before the 2013 season, including upgrading the Dew Deck with a 25-foot high rock climbing wall in the shape of a Mountain Dew can and improvements to the Home Plate Lounge. Read more and view renderings here.
The Milwaukee Brewers dedicated a new 7-foot-tall bronze statue of beloved player and broadcaster Bob “Mr. Baseball” Uecker during a ceremony outside Miller Park Friday. The “Ueck” joins three others outside the main gates, including statutes honoring Hall of Famers Hank Aaron and Robin Yount, and Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig. Read more and view video here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Milwaukee Brewers have clinched a playoff spot with a National League Central Division Championship. Milwaukee will continue their exciting year in the 2011 postseason and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are offering Brewers fans in Northeastern Wisconsin a baseball setting to gather and cheer on the Brewers playoff Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and the Milwaukee Brewers have extended their current player development contract through the end of 2016. The Brewers have been the parent club for the Midwest League team since the start of the 2009 season. Continue reading
Milwaukee Brewers players Corey Hart and Manny Parra will be on hand Saturday, May 14, in Menomonee Falls (WI) to celebrate the grand opening of the first of 36 new Dunkin’ Donuts scheduled to open in southeastern Wisconsin. During the event, money will be raised for Special Continue reading
Mike Morgan, former communications manager for the Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District, which was in charge of building Miller Park, shares his reflections on the stadium’s development and the past 10 years since it was built. Read more here.
The Milwaukee Brewers completed their $9-$11 million video board project with the installation of an 18,900-pound back-lit “Miller Park” sign atop the new 5,940 square foot scoreboard. The new scoreboard was designed by South Dakota-based Daktronics, Inc. Read more here.
The Milwaukee Brewers have announced the MLB commissioner Bud Selig will get his own bronze statue outside of Miller Park. Selig is from Milwaukee and was responsible for buying the bankrupt Seattle Pilots and moving them to Milwaukee in 1970. He was also instrumental in making Miller Park a reality. Read more here.
The Milwaukee Brewers are demanding that local bar owners who run shuttles to and from Miller Park pay an annual fee of $300. It is estimated that around 30 bar and tavern owners provide shuttle service to customers who don’t want to drive to the game. Continue reading
Even as estimated sales tax revenues have dropped as a result of a struggling economy, officials expect that five county sale tax that was implemented as part of the financial package to help pay for Miller Park could end as soon as 2015, or no later than 2018. The original target year was set at 2014. Read more here
The Milwaukee Brewers are planning a number of upgrades to Miller Park before next season, including renovation and expansion of the team’s merchandise store and the addition of a “Plaza Pavilion”. New offices and improvements to the team’s clubhouse are also part of the plan. A new $10 million scoreboard is on the drawing board, but that will apparently have to wait until after the 2010 season. Read more and view renderings here.