Although a source at the Milwaukee Brewers today said that the Miller Park sign will not be removed from the stadium before the new year, it looks like designers and sign makers may be working on a replacement already.
The stadium will officially be renamed American Family Field on Jan. 1, 2021.
Today, a blue capital letter A appeared attached to the front of the Miller Park sign. It's not large but could be seen clearly from the freeway. The letter appears to resemble the A in the American Family Field logo that was released in September, albeit with a white outline and a drop shadow.
Perhaps it was put up there to judge the proper sizing of the lettering on the new sign.
An American Family spokesperson declined to comment, directing us to the Brewers, who did not respond to a request for comment.
As I wrote in September, the new logo includes the stadium's instantly recognizable roof structure and the American Family logo, which is changed from red to yellow as a nod to the Brewers' uni colors.
The logo will appear on the ballpark exterior over the main entrance facing I-94, replacing the current sign; atop the scoreboard; and on the free-standing sign next to the freeway.
Precise designs and dimensions for each of the sites is currently being finalized and the letter A that we see today is likely part of that process.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.