These two teams originally met in 1997 and the rivalry has been building since. The proximity of the two teams makes it very easy for fans from both the Cubs and Brewers to attend games in the park of the opposing team. Incidents such as the Cubs fan base buying more tickets to American Family Field than Brewers fans, as well as both teams battling for the National League Central crown on multiple occasions, have made this match up a fun and interesting one to watch.
The rivalry between the Brewers and Cardinals dates back to 1982 when the two met in the World Series. The Cards took the series in seven games, something that to this day still sticks with Brewers fans. A little over a decade later the Brewers joined the NL Central, and the two teams have been fierce divisional rivals ever since. Few games at American Family Field have as tense of an atmosphere as a Brewers-Cardinals fan, so don’t miss it when the Cards come to town.
The Milwaukee Brewers and Minnesota Twins were fierce adversaries back when the Brewers were in the AL and thanks to Interleague play the rivalry is still alive today. Minnesotans and Wisconsinites don’t like each other very much meaning there are always lots of bragging rights on the line when their sports teams meet. If you want to witness a fun game at American Family Field, then there are few better games to catch than a Brewers-Twins game.
Brewers Tailgate Guide
Tailgating is a big part of the culture surrounding the Milwaukee Brewers, and as a result, you’ll find lots of room to set up a tailgate party outside American Family Field. Not only is tailgating allowed at Miller Park, unlike other major league stadiums, but it’s actually encouraged as you’ll find tailgating pavilions set up all around the Miller Park parking lots.
Baseball fans from all over Wisconsin flock to Miller Park to tailgate and celebrate the beautiful weather and Brewers baseball. All throughout the parking lots, you’ll see grills, tents, coolers, and plenty of bratwursts.
Brats are the unofficial tailgate food of Wisconsin, and you can’t leave Miller Park without having one. Whether you smother it in mustard or sauerkraut or eat it just plain, a Milwaukee brat is a must have before you leave the stadium. Brewer fans pride themselves on their love of brats so enjoy the many brats available both inside and outside the stadium.
Milwaukee is home to arguably the best tailgating experience in baseball, so if you love tailgating then you’ll love taking in a Brewers game at Miller Park!
Located outside of Miller Park, you’ll find statues of Milwaukee baseball greats Hank Aaron, Robin Yount, Bud Selig, and Bob Uecker. The statues honor some of the most influential people in Milwaukee baseball history and are a must-see so check them out during your next trip to Miller Park.
Remember all of the greatest players in Brewers history by checking out the Milwaukee Brewers Walk of Fame. The Walk of Fame features a granite home plate for each member and circles the entire stadium.
Celebrate Milwaukee’s only World Series championship by checking out the 1957 Milwaukee Braves Monument. The monument is dedicated to the only World Series winning team in Milwaukee history and is located near Helfaer Field.
During the construction of Miller Park three workers lost their lives. To honor and pay tribute to them there is a statue of three construction workers standing outside Miller Park.
Where to tailgate
Parking LotsTailgating in the parking lots is a huge part of the culture in Miller Park, which opens three hours before first pitch for fans to actually celebrate their deep love for brats, beer, and baseball. Bring your coolers, grills, and favorite snacks as there will be plenty of people to meet and interact with, and share in the festive atmosphere. Make sure you stop in a Wisconsin grocery store for the Secret Stadium Sauce!
Kelly’s BleachersIf a bar to pre-game in is more your style than Kelly’s Bleachers is for you. This is a definite party atmosphere in the heart of bars close to Miller Park. For your convenience, they offer a free shuttle service to Miller Park if you don’t feel like walking
Brewers Stadium Guide
A Brewers game at American Family Field is one of the best experiences in all of baseball. American Family Field is home to tons of displays showcasing the rich baseball history of Wisconsin. The park contains exhibits dedicated to the Milwaukee Brewers, Braves, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, Bud Selig, and many others. There’s a ton to see here and if you want to take it all in you’ll need to arrive early or spend a fair amount of the game just exploring the park.
In addition to the history on display at American Family Field, you’ll also meet some of the best baseball fans around. Brewers fans haven’t had a lot to cheer about over the years, but that doesn’t stop them coming out in high numbers to support their team. The friendly and knowledgeable fans found at American Family Field make a trip to a fun experience and ensure you’ll have no trouble making friends while taking in a game.
Finally, you won’t have to worry about the game you’re attending being rained out as American Family Field’s retractable roof means you’ll be comfortable no matter what the weather. The retractable roof is a great feature especially during the early and late months, so enjoy the comfort of a climate-controlled venue during your trip to American Family Field.
You can’t go wrong attending a game at American Family Field where the Brewers dedication to baseball history and the incredible fans make attending a game an unforgettable experience.
Near the left field entrance is the Autograph Alley, which as the name implies, showcases hundreds of autographed baseballs by both Brewers legends and fans throughout the years. Stop by and find a ball autographed by your favorite player when attending a game at American Family Field.
American Family Field is home to one of the best values in the majors as you can get tickets to a Brewers game for as little as $1. Uecker Seat tickets go on sale the day of the game and give fans access to slightly obstructed seats behind home plate. If you’re looking to go to a Brewers game for cheap, then you can’t beat the Uecker Seats.
Whether you’re sitting in the Uecker Seats or not, take some time to head up there and check out the Bob Uecker Last Row Statue. The statue pays tribute to the legendary broadcaster and the famous commercial starring him.
The Brewers do an excellent job of celebrating the history of baseball in Milwaukee. The Braves Honor Roll, located on the Field Level concourse, contain names of former Braves who made their mark in Milwaukee including Hank Aaron, Eddie Matthews, and Warren Spahn among others.
The Selig Experience pays tribute to former Brewers honor and MLB Commissioner Bud Selig. Located on the Loge Level, the exhibit features memorabilia from Selig’s tenure as Brewers owner as well as a multimedia presentation. If you want to learn more about Bud Selig and his role in bringing baseball back to Milwaukee, make sure to check out The Selig Experience.
If you’re bringing kids to the game, then take some time to stop by Bernie’s Clubhouse. Located on the Terrace Level behind home plate, Bernie’s Clubhouse will keep kids entertained throughout the game and is a great way to work out their excess energy.
In the sixth inning, fans are treated to one of the most fun traditions in all of baseball, the famous sausage race since the 1990’s. The competitors are Brat (#1), Polish Sausage (#2), Italian Sausage (#3), Hot Dog (#4), and last but not least Chorizo (#5). Over the years the tradition has become a fan favorite and is a must-see for anyone attending a Brewers game.
The face of the Brewers is Bernie Brewer, who even has his dugout atop the bleachers in left field. After Brewers home runs, he slides down a big yellow slide onto a large home plate, an experience that fans can pay to do themselves before the game.
In 2014, Brewers team officials rescued Hank after finding him wandering around the team’s Spring Training facility. Since then Hank has become a part of Brewers culture and has even had a few bobblehead giveaways.
This song is played during the seventh-inning stretch at home games in tribute to the Polish and German heritage in the area
There’s a garden, what a garden
Only happy faces bloom there
And there’s never any room there
For a worry or a gloom there
Oh there’s music and there’s dancing
And a lot of sweet romancing
When they play the polka
They all get in the swing
Every time they hear that
Everybody feels so
They want to throw their cares away
They all go
Then they hear a rumble on the floor, the floor
It’s the big surprise they’re waiting for
And all the couples form a ring
For miles around you’ll hear them sing
Roll out the barrel, we’ll have a barrel of fun
Roll out the barrel, we’ve got the blues on the run
Zing boom tararrel, ring out a song of good cheer
Now’s the time to roll the barrel, for the gang’s all here
Then they hear a rumble on the floor-or-or-or
It’s the big surprise they’re waiting for
And all the couples they form a ring
For miles around you’ll hear them sing
Roll it out, roll it out, roll out the barrel
Sing a song of good cheer
Cause the whole gang is here
Roll it out, roll it out
Let’s do the beer barrel polka
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