When did the American Family Field (Milwaukee Brewers Stadium) Open?
Miller Park opened up in 2001 and is new stadium home of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team. The name of the MLB ballpark is from the Miller Brewing Company with rights to that name till the end of the 2020 season. The American Family Insurance will own the naming rights of this ballpark at the start of 2021.
What Time Does Miller Park Open?
Many fans ask what time do the gates open at Miller Park. The answer is about 90 minutes before the first pitch.
Where is American Family Field Located?
The location of Miller Park is in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the United States. The ballpark’s address is 1 Brewers Way that sits in a giant parking lot. The ballpark is about 2 hours away from Wrigley Field which is home of the Chicago Cubs and 2 hours from the White Sox Ballpark, Guaranteed Rate Field. Check out the Miller Park parking guide if you plan to drive to the game.
In addition to baseball games, Milwaukee is home to basketball as well. Check out Fiserv Forum Parking tips if you plan to catch a basketball game out in the city.
What Team Plays at Miller Park?
The Milwaukee Brewers baseball team plays at Miller Park. The Brewers are a major league baseball team in the national league. Since being founded in 1969, the Brewers have never won a World Series.
What are the Dimensions at Miller Park?
Miller Park almost has universal dimensions out in the outfield from home plate. From left to right, the ballpark has the following dimensions in feet. It’s 344 feet in left field, 371 in left center, 400 in center, 374 in right center, and 345 in right field.
What is the Capacity at Miller Park?
Miller Park (Brewers Stadium) holds about 41,900 seats for game day. Standing room only seats expand the total capacity for the game, especially in the playoffs. The most massive crowd record at a game was 46,219 which was against the Chicago Cubs.
The Milwaukee Brewers have been a very good baseball team over the past few seasons. In 2018, the Brewers had an average of 35,196 fans which was the sixth most in the game. Besides being a great team, the Brewers host theme nights which draws even more fan interest for baseball games. Baseball games against the Houston Astros, Philadelphia Philles, Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, draw lots of fan. In addition to those games, you will see large crowds when the St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, and New York Mets visit. Finally, you will see less crowds when the Texas Rangers, Arizona Diamondbacks,and Miami Marlins visit.
If you head northeast of the ballpark, you will get to Target Field which is home to the Twins. If you head south of Miller Park, you will get to Chicago. In Chicago, you have the White Sox and Cubs that play at Guaranteed Rate Field and Wrigley Field.
Miller Park (Brewers Stadium) has a retractable roof, so fans don’t have to worry about rain delays. If it’s hot in the summer, the roof will be closed to keep everyone nice and cool. If it’s too cold in April or October, you can expect the roof to be closed as well. Having the ability to have an indoor baseball stadium is ideal for any weather.
During the game, you will see the racing sausages that start out in center field under the massive scoreboard . Running of the sausages is a tradition at the ballpark where Brewers fan cheer on their favorite sausage in a race around the outfield field walls. Many other ballparks have duplicated this like Cleveland and Washington DC. For those cities, they use something that is unique to their region like in DC using the running of the presidents instead of sausages.
After a home run is hit, you will see the mascot slide down the slide out in left field.
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