By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Sep 07, 2022 at 4:30 PM

The new X-Golf indoor golf simulator facility at American Family Insurance Field will open at 5:40 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16 as the Brewers take on the New York Yankees. Now that it's ready to go, we stopped in for a look.

Reservations for the seven simulators in the 18,000-square-foot facility, which is the first X-Golf facility in a professional sports stadium and first-of-its-kind experience in an MLB stadium, opened last month.

At that time, we offered this in-depth look at X-Golf and its features and amenities. But this time, with the simulators up and running, we could see the courses on the screens, watch golfers test out their skills and see the automated ball return tee up the next shot almost like a bowling alley.

It all looks pretty fun.

X-Golf is open to anyone on non-game days from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. (or until 7 p.m. on Sundays), and you can bring your own clubs.

However, on game days, you need a Brewers game ticket to enter the stadium and no clubs are allowed. For this reason, there is no rental charge to use X-Golf clubs on game days.

Reservations are available for a one-hour minimum with additional 30-minute increments on game days and are $40 per hour, $60 on weekends.

On game days, reservations are made in 90-minute increments for up to six people per bay ($90), with the first slot 90 minutes before the first pitch.

Anyone with a stadium ticket can enter the X-Golf venue on game days to use the bar, sit and watch the action. There will be reservations taken for the outdoor seating, but no reservations are required to enter X-Golf.

Now that everything is finished and working, we can show you how the final product will look when you step inside next week.

Here's what we saw:

Enter in the left field corner


Take the escalator to the club level




Check out the shop


And this mural


Get a drink at the upper bar


Or the lower bar, complete with field views


Hit some balls


Perhaps in the VIP simulator


Watch the game


Maybe in one of the VIP chairs


Or outside for maximum baseball vibes

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

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 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 can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.