No joke – it was a balmy 28 degrees when I pulled up outside Miller Park this morning to get a peek at some upgrades to the stadium in advance of the team’s April 1 opener. Hard to imagine how anyone will make it through a game a week from Monday if the weather doesn’t round third soon ... and quickly.
When the Brewers take the field for the first time, though, fans will have a few new stadium areas to enjoy.
The Dew Deck, out above the right field bleachers has gotten a bit of an overhaul with new lighting, new ceilings, flat panel TVs and other upgrades. The most obvious is the 25-foot rock climbing wall that feels even higher thanks to its positioning in the lofty Dew Deck. Up to four climbers can scale the wall at a time.
The deck is open to groups of 25 to 260, but not to individuals. So get your friends or workmates together and call (414) 902-4777 to get ticket details.
Ever so slightly to the east is the new Miller Lite Party Deck with spectacular views from right field. There’s room for 70 with a bar, a buffet counter, TVs and two levels of seating. Call the number above for ticket info. Again, you need a group; you can’t buy a ticket or two.
Up on Club Level, the main area behind home plate has been rebranded the SKYY Lounge and existing concessions have been replaced or remodeled, giving the area a new look.
There are also some new food options, too, including a range of panini – Italian, Cuban and vegetarian – that can be purchased at the Hot Cheese Corner concession in the right field corner.
"People expect new things even though this is a relatively new ballpark," says Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. "To keep fans engaged. (Offering) new ways to watch the game and socialize is what we want to do.
"Fans want an all inclusive ticket, so they don't have to keep pulling out their wallets."
No Talkbacks for this article.
Post your comment/review now
Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee.com. The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of OnMilwaukee.com or its staff.
Recent Articles & Blogs by Bobby Tanzilo
Published July 31, 2015
Last week, I got a message from Paul Walter, a co-facilitator at the Slinger Authors' Camp, a youth program that's part of the Fox Valley Writing Project (which is, in turn, affiliated with the National Writing Project). The 17 kids in the program are suburban spelunking in their town.
Published July 30, 2015
There's no need to massage the statistics: men are hitting spas across the country - and right here in Milwaukee - in bigger numbers than ever before.
Published July 28, 2015
Some details of the plan for the new development in the trio of National Ace Hardware buildings on 4th and McKinley have emerged, right as plans for a new arena and entertainment district across the street have taken steps forward.
Published July 25, 2015
One of the Milwaukee area's most interesting parks is a bit off the beaten path, but it's worth making tracks to Lizard Mound County Park in Farmington, just north of West Bend in Washington County. A wooded path twists and turns through 28 Native American effigy mounds, including the one shaped like a huge lizard which gives the park its name.
Published July 24, 2015
Green Lake is a place of superlatives. Here are eight of the many reasons to fall in love with Green Lake, which is an easy 90-minute drive from Milwaukee.
Published July 24, 2015
What a long strange trip it was. While theaters like the Downer and Oriental have venerable histories as long-running cinema houses, consider, if you will, the the more varied history of the now-dilapidated State Theater, 2616 W. State St. Originally a movie theater, the State has served a number of purposes - rock venue, prudish dance hall and strip club - in its nearly 100-year history.
Published July 22, 2015
There were about 500 people on hand to watch U2 at The Palms on April 15, 1981. The show was part of the Irish band's first U.S. tour. Here's a look back...
Published July 21, 2015
Come with me to see the progress on the restoration of The Pabst Mansion's third floor and also peek into the basement and attic, and experience the view from the roof of this Milwaukee landmark.
Published July 17, 2015
Milwaukee neighborhoods were once awash in movie theaters, as hard as that may be to imagine these days when you can count the number of non-googleplex cinemas in the city limits on one hand. While many are lost, a few remain. At 3804 W. Vliet St. is a former longtime carpet store that's been closed the past few years. But, originally, the building was home to The Lyric Theater, which operated from 1917 to 1952.
Published July 14, 2015
In 2012, I toured the surviving Alexander Eschweiler-designed Agricultural College buildings on the County Grounds, when their roofs gaped open to the stars - and the elements - and weeds encircled their exteriors. Despite talk of tearing them down, and an ongoing battle to save them from demolition, four of the buildings survive, even as six new apartment buildings are rising around them.