By Mark Concannon Special to Published Sep 07, 2010 at 1:04 PM

Every spring and summer, Miller Park is the most popular destination for Wisconsin sports fans.

Millions come to the ballpark to watch the Brewers each season, fans who show up at the stadium hoping to see a victory but who know that watching the ballgame is just part of their entertainment experience.

Thousands of people jam the parking lots hours before the first pitch to enjoy the best tailgating venue in major league baseball. And when those fans put away their grills and enter the stadium, they are treated to a superior performance on the field, seeing the sport played at its highest level.

But they also experience a spectacular display of music, visual effects, fireworks and fun contests all throughout the game. And for the hardcore fan, every piece of pertinent information, all the statistics that make baseball the most data-driven sport on the planet, are flashed on multiple scoreboards all over the park.

It is a complicated production that requires the organization, manpower and technical know-how of a major rock concert.

And it happens at every Brewers home game.

We take you behind the scenes with the people who put on "the show."

Mark Concannon Special to
Mark Concannon moved to Milwaukee in 1987 when he started at WITI TV as weekend sports anchor. He began hosting Wakeup News, signing the new program on the air in 1990. He anchored Wakeup until the spring of 2010. In his 23 years at the station, Mark won four Emmy Awards and multiple local, state and regional honors.

Before arriving in Wisconsin, Mark was a TV sports director at stations in Greensboro, the Quad Cities and Fort Smith, Arkansas. He got his first job at the ABC affiliate in Syracuse during his junior year at Syracuse University where he majored in TV and Radio at the Newhouse School.

Mark is an avid fan of all sports. He covered the Packers at Super Bowl XXXI in New Orleans and has also reported on the Final Four, the Daytona 500, the Rose Bowl, the NLCS and the PGA and U.S. Open golf championships. He covered the GMO for 20 years. Mark played soccer in high school and is a passionate supporter of "The Beautiful Game." One of his greatest experiences was attending a UEFA Champions League game hosted by Real Madrid at Bernabeu Stadium.

Mark was born in Philadelphia but has happily made the transition from cheese steaks to cheese heads and is thrilled to now call Wisconsin home. He is currently president of Concannon Communications LLC and working on projects involving, writing, producing, voice-overs and public relations.