Miller Park

Team: Milwaukee Brewers 

Capacity: 41,900

When it was opened: April 6, 2001

Address: One Brewers Way, Milwaukee, WI 53214

Cost to Build: $400 million

Dimensions: R- 344 ft, C- 400 ft, L- 374 ft

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Miller Park, soon to be American Family Field at the start of the 2021 season, is home to the Milwaukee Brewers. The stadium is situated just outside downtown Milwaukee, making it a convenient spot to enjoy a good baseball game. There are many notable facts and features about Miller Park, but below is an overview of this MLB ballpark. 

Let’s talk about the physical structure of Miller Park first. Miller Park is one of six baseball stadiums, out of thirty MLB stadiums in total, to have a retractable roof. Retractable roofs are great for baseball given the unpredictable weather conditions that come along with the baseball season. If a rain rolls in, the diamond-shaped roof can safely cover the field within ten minutes or so. This roof is also a reason why Miller Park can maintain their natural grass field since the roof provides protection from the elements while the large windows of the park allow good light to reach the grass. These elements combine to create a perfect setting for both playing and watching a ball game. 

Perhaps one of the most cherished parts of Miller Park is not in its structure, but in its traditions. Evident from both the name of the field and the name of the team is the influence of the state’s heritage. German roots run deep in Wisconsin, so what better way to celebrate that history than having a beer and a brat at Miller Park watching the Brewers. Even better, enjoy that beer and brat while watching the iconic racing sausages. The sausages take the field at every home game during the 6th inning and race their route around the field. The race is a sight to behold as the oversized sausages in five varieties excite the fans as they run. Another fun tradition involves the Brewer’s mascot, Bernie Brewer, and the bright yellow slide in the stands of left field. Each time the Brewers hit a home run, Bernie comes out from his dugout and slides down. 

There are many ways to get to Miller Park to experience a Brewers game on their home turf. Look below to see your options. Whatever method you choose, you are sure to have a unique experience at Miller Park surrounded by passionate Wisconsin sports fans rain or shine. Come for the baseball and stay for the environment. 

Transportation

Driving and Parking Info

Public Transit

Shuttle Service

Local Area Map

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Great American Ballpark

Team: Cincinnati Reds

Capacity: 42,271

Opened: March 31, 2003

Address: 100 Joe Nuxhall Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Cost: $320 Million

Dimensions: 325-R, 404-C, 328-L

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What’s Different about Great American Ballpark?

Competitively, what’s different about Great American Ballpark is the hitter-friendly dimensions that seem to play even shallower and which, locally at least, has earned this MLB stadium the nickname, Great American Smallpark.

It’s got decent views of the city and better than decent views of the Ohio River and northern Kentucky. But what’s different about this ballpark is the history of the Cincinnati Reds itself. Widely hailed as the best in baseball, the local Reds Hall of Fame provides an amazing encounter of the history of the organization and its importance to the local community. Here are some pictures we took during our last visit:

 

 

Best Moments

Competitively, the best moment might be Jay Bruce’s walk-off home run to clinch the division in 2010.

There’s also an argument that watching Joey Votto hit or Billy Hamilton run the bases and play center field is itself worth the price of admission.

The unveiling of the bronze statues and living members of the Big Red Machine into the local Hall of Fame are also way up there for best moments at the ballpark.

Call us sentimental fools, but if forced to choose, we’ll take Opening Day 2003. Opening Day is a deep part of Reds tradition with a huge parade in the city. Not many people know, that historically Cincinnati always played at home on Opening Day because in the earliest years of professional baseball, Cincinnati was actually the southernmost city in the league. So the inaugural Opening Day of Great American Ballpark in 2003 really seems to fit the bill.

 

Transportation

Driving and Parking Info

Taking the Bus and Bus Parking

Taking the Streetcar

Taxi: Skyline Taxi: 513-241-7733
Towne Taxi: 513-761-7700

 

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Guaranteed Rate Field

Team: Chicago White Sox

Capacity: 40,615     

Opened: April 18, 1991

Address: 333 West 35th St., Chicago, IL 60616

Cost: $150 Million

Dimensions: 330-L, 400-C, 335-R

  

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Transportation

CTA Buses, Red Line (Sox-35th), Green Line (35th-Bronzeville)

PACE Shuttle Buses

Metra Trains

Chicago Taxicab Rates and Policies

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Parking

Walk or Bike

 

Top 10 Moments at U.S. Cellular/Guaranteed Rate Field

  

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