Miller Park is high on the list for best ballparks based on value per dollar spent, so enjoy your time here and take advantage of everything it has to offer. There are a few unique spaces to hit up inside like the numerous historical areas and monuments. The 1901 Milwaukee Brewers Monument is just outside the Home Plate gate and honors the first American team to play in Milwaukee. There's also Hank Aaron's 755th Home Run Plaque which marks the exact spot where the ball landed in what is now Brewers Parking Lot 1. Also of interest - the Walls of Honor on the Field Level of the Hot Corner with a display of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League as well as Wisconsin natives who've played in the Majors. You'll find a few other monuments around the stadium as well.
A somewhat recent addition is the field level picnic area in right field, now called AirTran Airways Landing Zone. You get a game ticket, special pre-game buffet, soft drinks, 2 complimentary draft beers, and dessert at prices from $69-99 depending on the game. Not a bad deal also considering the leisurely setting and how close you are to the right-fielder.
In the middle of the 6th inning, stay in your seat to watch the Klement's Sausage Race. Watch the bratwurst, the Italian, the chorizo, the polish, and the hot dog race down the field.
Pverall, this is one of the kid friendliest parks we've seen. There's the enormous Kids Zone on the Field Level near the Right Field corner. You'll find a batting cage, pitching cage, photos opportunities, and other interactive games. There's also Bernie's Clubhouse on the Terrace Level, which has a playground and a kids concessions stand, along with different video games on the other end of the Terrace Level.
Food and Drink:
You'll find a large variety at the Plaza Pavilion on the Field Level near Section 110. Klement's Famous Racing Sausage Kabobs, Smoked and Grilled BBQ, as well as cocktails and frozen margaritas are just a few of the offerings. A must-have at this park is the Bratwurst. You'll find other types of dogs and sausages that are also pretty great - and they will all be covered in the "Secret Stadium Sauce," which is what makes them so special. You'll have no problem finding them throughout the park on every level.
The Nacho Grande at any Cactus League Nacho Stand are definitely worth a try, as is some famous Wisconsin Custard at Section 117.
Veggie Wraps can be found at any On-Deck Deli stand (multiple locations) and Vegetarian Dogs are sold at Section 117 and a few other stands scattered around. For those looking for gluten-free items, there's a Grab-N-Go stand around Section 118.
As far as beer goes, Miller and MGD are obviously the most prevalent, but Milwaukee is a beer town and you can also find a nice selection of local micro-brews on tap. Look for Leinenkugel on draft (there should be a few varieties) - The Leinenkugel Brewing Company is based out of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin and we love supporting the local beers. Sprecher is another pretty decent local brew, and there's a couple of Brew Haus stands on the Field and Loge levels where you can find these. While the prices were recently raised, they're still lower than many other parks' concessions we've seen. In addition, a lot of the portable beer and cocktail stands do take credit cards, unlike may other parks where it's cash only.
Uecker Seats are available for $1 and go on sale the day of the game. They'll give you an obstructed view of the field and are deep in the upper level behind home plate, but it's still a great way to take in the game for practically nothing. You can walk around the whole park, which we love, so if it's not a packed stadium try to find a better spot even though you hold that $1 ticket. Some of the terrace level seats down the left field line have an obstructed view so beware.
Miller Park is located just minutes from downtown Milwaukee, at the intersection o I-94 and US-41. It's very easily accessible by highway so getting there shouldn't be difficult. Completed in 2001, it's the only stadium in the country that has a fan-shaped convertible roof. It can open and close in 10 minutes, thus guaranteeing a game no matter what the weather.
It's in a slightly isolated location, but there are many places to hit up before or after a game that aren't terribly far away if you have a car. Tailgating is a huge event at Miller Park, so feel free to join the crowds and bring a cooler and grill. Check our "Before & After the Game" map for some bar and restaurant suggestions nearby. A few places in the area offer free shuttles to the game with purchase of food or drink. Check out Steve's on Bluemound or Brewski's, or if you're closer to downtown there's also Steny's Tavern with a shuttle.
Advanced parking can be purchased online or by calling the Ticket Office (414-902-4000) if its more than 7 days in advance, and could save you a few bucks. Otherwise, it's usually $8-15 depending on the day. General Parking lots are off Selig Drive to the East and Yount Drive to the North, and since tailgating is so popular, if you decide to park in a lot you should definitely take advantage and party with the other fans. Many also wait out the traffic and do some post-game tailgating as well.
As for street parking, there's none allowed on Milwaukee or Wheelhouse Roads on game days, and you will be ticketed or towed. You might find some street parking south of the stadium off National Ave near the VA hospital, but you might be better off with a free shuttle from a neighborhood bar at that point, unless you don't mind the 15-minute or so walk.
It's possible to take the bus to the game from downtown and other surrounding areas. The Route 90 shuttle bus begins 2 hours prior to game time and drops you at the transit circle near the Home Plate Gate entrance. Route 18 stops at the corner of Miller Park Way, and Route 10 drops off at 45th Street. For more information: www.ridemcts.com.
Also be sure to read our "Info Inside the Stadium" section for more information inside the park.