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The Milwaukee Brewers announced today that tickets for Brewers On Deck 2011 will go on sale tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10 a.m. CT. Set to take place Sunday, January 30, 2011 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Frontier Airlines Center (formerly known as the Midwest Airlines Center), Brewers On Deck is the winter fan festival that bridges the gap between the Wisconsin winter and Spring Training.“On Deck continues to be one of our most popular events as it gives fans an opportunity to interact with players in an intimate setting,” said Brewers Executive Vice President – Business Operations Rick Schlesinger. “It also serves as the unofficial start of baseball season, with Spring Training beginning just two weeks later.”Adult tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door while tickets for children ages 14 and under are $9 in advance and $15 at the door. Fans who purchase tickets by Sunday, October 3 will receive a free ticket voucher (Terrace Box or Terrace Reserved seat) for any Monday – Thursday Brewers home game in April of 2011 (excluding Opening Day and any other Marquee Games). A portion of the proceeds from Brewers On Deck will benefit Brewers Community Foundation.Tickets may be purchased beginning tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Miller Park ticket office, by calling the Brewers Ticket office at 414-902-4000, or online at brewers.com/ondeck.Brewers On Deck will feature a number of activities for the entire family. Autographs and photos from Brewers players and coaches, interactive games in the Kids Area, Q&A sessions and game shows with Brewers players, coaches and broadcasters, vendor booths with baseball memorabilia, the Brewers Community Foundation Live Auction and Rummage Sale and many other activities will all be a part of Brewers On Deck.Autograph sessions will be staggered during the event, and autograph tickets — ranging from free to $25 each — will be available on the day of the event only. There will be 250 autograph coupons available for each player and coach at the event. Coupons for certain players will be available via a lottery process. Cash will be the only form of payment accepted at the pay stations in the autograph area. Additional details regarding the autograph schedules and lottery process will be available at a later date.
Thousands of Brewers fans lined up early this morning at Milwaukee’s downtown Midwest Airlines Center for “Brewers On Deck,” a day-long fanfest that features autographs, photo sessions, memorabilia booths and a big corner stage for question and answer sessions and other events.
to their first postseason appearance in a generation in 2008, then set club marks for RBIs and walks in 2009.
The Brewers on Thursday announced programming details and a tentative autograph schedule for Brewers On Deck, the fanfest set for Sunday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Midwest Airlines Center in downtown Milwaukee.
Autograph sessions will be staggered during the event, and autograph tickets — ranging from free to $25 each and available for cash only — will be available on the day of the event only. There will be 250 autograph coupons available for each player at the event, and coupons will be distributed one hour prior to each autograph session. Proceeds from the autographs will go to Brewers Charities and other charitable causes.
Three stages will be set up throughout the convention hall, featuring programming and other activities throughout the day. The Brewers Main Stage will feature various question and answer sessions with top Brewers baseball executives, a pair of game shows featuring players and alumni, a fashion show showcasing the latest Brewers gear, and a roundtable discussion with members of the Milwaukee media who cover the team on a regular basis.
The Brewers Interactive Stage will feature the Brewers Anthem Challenge with fans vying for an opportunity to sing the National Anthem at Miller Park. Also scheduled for the Brewers Interactive Stage is a question and answer session with the Brewers’ player development and scouting staffs as well as a live webchat with Brewers players. The Newsradio 620 WTMJ stage will broadcast live from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and will feature interviews with Brewers players and coaches.
Brewers Charities will host a Treasure Hunt, featuring some hard to find Brewers items on sale. Additionally, Brewers Charities will be collecting food to be donated to the Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee. Collection barrels will be set up at the Brewers Charities area in the Midwest Airlines Center.
Fans will also be able to take part in the Brewers On Deck Scavenger Hunt, with discounted tickets waiting for those who complete the circuit. Inside the Midwest Airlines Center, fans will be invited to locate four player photos strategically placed around the different event attractions. Each photo will include a number or letter, which can then be used as a promotional code to purchase tickets online at a 50 percent savings for Brewers games on April 7, April 11, June 23 and June 24. For additional information on the Scavenger Hunt, visit Brewers.com/ondeck.
Tickets for the event are $15 in advance and $20 at the door for adults and $9 in advance and $15 at the door for children 14 and under. Tickets purchased at the door of the event on Sunday will be cash only.
There are a variety of parking structures and street lots surrounding the Midwest Airlines Center. For more parking information, the Brewers encourage fans to visit www.parkmilwaukee.com.
Details on the autograph and programming schedules are listed below. The schedule is subject to change, with the latest version and more information always available at Brewers.com/ondeck.
11:00 – 11:45 Yovani Gallardo ($10)
12:30 – 1:15 Robin Yount ($25)
2:00 – 2:45 Ryan Braun ($25)
3:30 – 4:15 David Riske and Tim Dillard ($10)
11:30 – 12:15 Jeff Suppan ($10)
1:00 – 1:45 Todd Coffey ($10)
2:30 – 3:15 Manny Parra ($10)
3:45 – 4:30 Casey McGehee ($10)
10:30 – 11:15
12:00 – 12:45 Corey Hart ($10)
1:30 – 2:15 LaTroy Hawkins ($10)
3:00 – 3:45 Carlos Gomez ($10)
11:00 – 11:45 Jody Gerut and Josh Butler ($10)
12:30 – 1:15 Randy Wolf and George Kottaras ($10)
2:00 – 2:45 Gregg Zaun and Chris Smith ($10)
3:30 – 4:15 Claudio Vargas and Hernan Iribarren ($10)
11:30 – 12:15 Dave Bush and Chris Narveson ($10)
1:00 – 1:45 Trevor Hoffm
2:30 – 3:15 Carlos Villanueva ($10)
3:45 – 4:30 Mitch Stetter and John Axford ($10)
10:30 – 11:15
12:00 – 12:45 Rickie Weeks ($10)
1:30 – 2:15 Prince Fielder ($25)
3:00 – 3:45 Alcides Escobar and Mat Gamel ($10)
Main Stage Schedule
10:30 – 11:00 Q&A Session with Ken Macha and Rick Peterson
Local media and fans will take part in a 30-minute Q&A session.
11:30 – 12:15 “Who Wants to Be a Brewer?”
Watch Craig Coshun from Fox Sports Wisconsin host the Brewers version of a quiz show as Brewers pitchers Todd Coffey and LaTroy Hawkins will work with lucky fans to earn incredible prizes.
12:30 – 1:00 Q&A Session with Mark Attanasio, Doug Melvin and Gord Ash
Local media and fans will take part in a 30-minute Q&A session.
1:30 – 1:45 Carlos Gomez Press Conference
Local media will welcome Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez with his introductory press conference.
2:15 – 2:30 Fashion Show
The latest Brewers apparel, including 40th Anniversary Brewers gear, will be displayed on the runway.
2:30 – 2:45 Brewers Alumni Q&A
Brewers alums Jeff Cirillo, Gorman Thomas and Greg Vaughn will take questions from fans.
3:15 – 3:45 Brewers vs. Alumni Feud
Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder, Trevor Hoffman, Randy Wolf, Dale Sveum, Jeff Cirillo, Greg Vaughn, Robin Yount and two lucky fans will participate in a Brewers version of a game show. Hosted by Brian Anderson.
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The team announced this morning that tickets for the Jan. 31, 2010 “Brewers On Deck” even at Milwaukee’s downtown convention center go on sale starting Thursday at 10 a.m. Everything you need to know about the fanfest is available at Brewers.com/ondeck. I believe the event sold out last year.
EDITED at 6 p.m. CT to fix the date to Jan. 31. My bad.