Photo © Greater Milwaukee Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Road Trip to Miller Park
It's a good year to visit Miller Park. The team is enthused and ready to roll. And they have a ballpark worth visiting, no matter who is playing. It's
a new ballpark, and there's no great
views but they do have a retractable roof which they close and reopen at the end of the game if it was open, while
playing 2001 Space Odyssey and other profound music. Its architecture is reminiscent of a Calder sculpture.
Plus there's the renown sausage races. Before the game there is an excellent animated video of Bernie the Brewer (the mascot) getting into a spaceship
to arrive at the game, and when it does in the film, the "real" Bernie appears at his watchplace in the ballpark and
slides down, ready to play the game. In addition to Take me out to the Ballgame they also sing Roll out
the Barrel. Above Bernie's Dug-out are neon words adjacent to what looks like a
ball being hit out of the park by a bat:
Get Out of Here
Which are the words of play-by-play announcer, Bob Euchrin.
You can change seats easily in this park, for example, leaving a spot in the
hot sun and moving to the shade. Concourses were wide, you could get a microbrew, poured from a bottle into a cup.
Paid parking is plentiful all over; it didn't take me long to get out of the lot.
- Official Regular Season Schedule
- Ballpark Ticket Office: (414) 902-4000
- Official ticket information
- Location: One Brewers Way, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53214-3652
- Ballpark Directions
- Radio: WTMJ 620 AM
For more information on nearby lodging, click here.
- Courtyard by Marriott, Downtown, 300 W Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI
- Hilton, 509 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI
- Holiday Inn Hotels, 611 WEST WISCONSIN AVE, MILWAUKEE, WI
- Best Western Inn, 5501 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI
- Airport: General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) or just fly to Chicago (O'Hare, ORD or Midway, MDY) and rent a car. Milwaukee is
an easy drive from Chicago (if there's no traffic, of course).
The cynic would say, just go to Chicago, but the northern United States always have unique activities, such as
theatre, specialty museums, the omnipresent shopping experience, and of course, the obvious tour to Miller Brewing Company, one can also check out the
Milwaukee Visitors Bureau for ideas and information. Both Wisconsin and
Minnesota have a number of restful state parks (such as Yellowstone State Park),
if your trip takes you to see the Twins. Also, there's the Harley Davidson Museum (hear me roar!).
- Closest Major League Baseball Teams: Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins
- Nearby Minor League Ballparks: