If you have been outside at all lately, you may have noticed a familiar smell from long ago wafting through the air. Could it be? Meat grilling in a beer-stained parking lot? That can mean only one thing…baseball season has returned and the Brewers are playing at Miller Park.
I had heard there were some updates made to the park over the winter, so I decided to catch a game and check out the changes. The concession stands have been completely overhauled, adding a more local Milwaukee flavor, featuring familiar names such as AJ Bombers, Smoke Shack, and Zaffiro’s Pizza. While these operators only offer a limited menu, it is definitely a step up from the basic ballpark food of seasons past. Several full service bars have also been added, including one dedicated to local breweries which features a wide variety of selections. I strongly recommend checking that place out!
As for getting to the park, there are a few accessible ways to make it to a game. If you are driving in, the accessible parking spots are conveniently located right outside the main entrances. However, if you are planning to skip the tailgating and just make it in time for the game (a strange concept, I know), be prepared to sit in long lines of traffic snaking through the stadium lots. My preferred way of arriving is to catch one of the Brewers Line city busses, which run before and after games with stops throughout the downtown area, and drop you off right at the gate. There are accessible seating areas throughout the stadium large enough to accommodate decently sized groups, all of which allow a good view of the famed sausage mascot race, and oh yes, the baseball game too.
Overall, it was a satisfying way to start off the season, made all the more sweeter by watching the Brew Crew score another win against the Cubs. Mr. Milwaukee is ready for more.