Upgrades in, around Miller Park
The Brewers on Thursday announced a number of minor upgrades at Miller Park, which will host its 10th season of baseball in 2010.
In addition to a project announced two weeks ago to improve hitting conditions for players, the team unveiled four more initiatives of note to fans:
- Work has already begun on renovations to the retail store on the highest seating level at Miller Park. The store is being expanded and redesigned and will feature new merchandise next season.
- The team is constructing the “Plaza Pavilion” outside Miller Park in the right field corner. The project involves upgrading an existing smoking area into a covered outdoor gathering location with lighting, televisions, furniture, additional fencing and portable food and beverage stands. The area will be open free of charge to all ticketed fans prior to and during Brewers home games.
- The Brewers are upgrading the Milwaukee Braves Wall of Honor, located on the third base side of the Field Level concourse. It will feature new plaques, artwork, lighting and photo banners. The Braves Wall of Honor celebrates the National League team that called Milwaukee home from 1953 to 1965.
- The ballpark parking lots are being renamed to honor the city’s legends, just in time for the 40th season of Brewers baseball. Twelve lots around Miller Park will be adorned with names of former Milwaukee Brewers and Braves players, with banners and other artwork notating the new designations. Uniformed members of the Brewers and Braves Walk of Fame are represented, with lots named after Henry Aaron, Cecil Cooper, Rollie Fingers, Jim Gantner, Harvey Kuenn, Eddie Mathews, Paul Molitor, Don Money, Warren Spahn, Gorman Thomas, Bob Uecker and Robin Yount.
The Uecker Lot will include a special twist for fans. As a nod to his “front row” series of Miller Lite ads, 10 cars paying cash for general parking at each game will be selected at random to move up to the front row of the Uecker Lot for only $1. A row of decorated “Uecker’s Front Row” parking spaces will await.
The Brewers also are planning improvements to areas not accessible to fans. Both clubhouses are getting an upgrade, and the Brewers baseball operations department will take over part of the right field corner of the Terrace Level in a new “War Room.” New offices and meeting space will be fitted with state-of-the-art technology to enhance the club’s scouting and baseball operations efforts.