Team: Milwaukee Brewers
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
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.
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