Written By: Zach Miller
Construction Cost: $400 Million
Miller Park, the home of the Milwaukee Brewers, is possibly my favorite stadium that I have visited so far in my lifetime. This stadium was built from 1996-2001 and the first game played there was April 6, 2001. Miller Park has one of the most interesting retractable roofs that I have ever seen, and it closes in about 15 minutes with absolute silence. When I was there, I couldn’t tell it was closing until it was about halfway through and I looked up and realized what was happening. Every stadium should have a retractable roof for baseball; games would never get rained out and schedules would stay in tact. Well, that’s a different story for a different time.
The iconic slide in left field where the Brewers mascot slides down if they hit a homerun is really one of the cooler things I have seen in a stadium. This park has so many different activities for families to do that if you have kids it’s a great place to go, and there are multiple interactive activities with the various mascots they have. They also have the world renowned sausage race that happens during the 7th inning. Obviously we had to have some Bratwurst since it is a big deal in Milwaukee. It didn’t disappoint.
The fans of the Brewers were some of the nicest people I have ever met. They all had a lot of questions about me and my dad being from New York and what we were doing out there. They also gave us many suggestions of things to do in our spare time.
Overall I would give this stadium a 8.5 out of 10 and I only take those points off because we were there in an insane heat wave during June. It was 99 degrees at 10 p.m. when they were headed into extra innings. I am a fan of the cold.
P.S. I guess we had some decent seats also.