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Feb. 21, 2018: Miller Park – Milwaukee, Wisconsin


I am a huge baseball fan and have been to about 18 MLB parks.  Each park is so unique, and it's fun to see how the fans react to each other as well as what's happening on the field. Wisconsin Brewer fans really enjoy their team and their wonderful stadium.

Miller-Park-FieldMilwaukee was buzzing with excitement on Opening Day April 6, 2001, as Miller Park was officially opened for business.  More than a decade of planning and four and a half years of construction culminated into the Brewers' new state-of-the-art home. The signature fan-shaped convertible roof, a color replay board measuring 48 feet wide and 37 feet tall on top of a matrix scoreboard measuring 76-feet by 32-feet, and four choices of front-row seats on four different levels.  Apparently Miller Park is one of the largest construction projects in Wisconsin history, has a retractable roof, built in a unique fan-shaped style, with the roof panels opening and closing simultaneously in a sweeping manner from the first- and third-base sides toward center field.

Miller-Park-Me1I really enjoyed visiting Miller Park and enjoyed all the attractions that happen during the game. Since they weren’t playing my Angels, I was happy when they got a home run. This is because Bernie Brewer, the team mascot, has a club house above the left field seats, and following every Brewers home run and victory, he slides into a home plate shaped platform called the The Kalahari "Splash Zone." Sadly I heard this tradition was discontinued, so I was really happy I got to see it when I did.

Miller-Park-Sausage-RaceAnother fun thing to see is the Sausage race which happens during the middle of the 6th inning. The current "racing sausages" are the Bratwurst, the Polish, the Italian, the Hot Dog and the Chorizo. They even keep track of how many wins each sausage wins each season. It’s silly, but fun.  Then during the 7th inning stretch, in addition to "Take Me Out to the Ballgame", fans at Miller Park sing "Roll Out the Barrel", in salute to Milwaukee's beer-making history. It is a fun stadium to visit and take in a game.



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