Miller Park named MLB's best venue
Miller Park has received numerous accolades from fans and media over the years, and now the home of the Milwaukee Brewers has earned another prestigious honor in winning ESPN.com's "Battle of the Ballparks."
This week, ESPN.com ran a bracket fan vote to determine Major League Baseball's best ballpark. Titled "Battle of the Ballparks," Miller Park was originally seeded 24th, despite numerous fan and media surveys in recent years that rated the facility as one of the best in sports.
Fans of Miller Park ensured that their voices were heard, however, as four heavy favorites (Angel Stadium, Dodger Stadium, No. 1 seed PNC Park and Camden Yards) were defeated in advancing to the championship round. In the final vote, Miller Park was voted the overall favorite, defeating San Francisco's AT&T Park by a 58-42% margin.
In all of the five bracket polls, Miller Park recorded double-digit percentage point wins. More than 130,000 fans voted in the championship round.
In recent national surveys and rankings, both from fans and media, Miller Park has fared extraordinarily well. In fact, the same ESPN.com's 2011 "Ultimate Rankings" listed Miller Park as the eighth-best stadium among those representing all 122 major league sports franchises.
"We take tremendous pride in Miller Park's many amenities, and we're thrilled that fans voted it as the best of the best among baseballs many outstanding facilities," said Brewers Chief Executive Officer Rick Schlesinger. "We want to thank everyone who participated, and we will continue to focus on delivering the best fan experience possible at all Miller Park events."
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