Miller Park


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Miller Park serves as the home of the Milwaukee Brewers and bears the name of its primary sponsor, the MillerCoors brewing company.[1] Located west of downtown, Miller Park features North America’s only fan-shaped retractable roof and houses a retro-style asymmetrical playing field designed to benefit hitters and baserunners.[2] Miller Park was the site of the 2002 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, infamous for ending in a tie, and hosted National League Championship Series playoff games in 2011.[3] Statues honoring Henry Aaron, Robin Yount, Bob Uecker, Bud Selig, and industrial workers killed during the stadium’s construction stand near the main entrance.[4]

Footnotes [+]

  1. ^ Don Walker, “How Valuable Is the Name ‘Miller Park’?Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “The Business of Sports,” July 11, 2011, last accessed July 12, 2016.
  2. ^ Miller Park Information, Facts & Ground Rules, MLB.com, last accessed July 12, 2016.
  3. ^ Don Walker, “Plenty of Fanfare Planned,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 6, 2001; “Fit to Be Tied: All-Star Game Called When Teams Run out of Pitchers,” Sports Illustrated, July 9, 2002, http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/2002/allstar/news/2002/07/09/allstar_game_ap/, last accessed July 12, 2016.
  4. ^Bob Uecker’s Statue Dedicated.” ESPN MLB, 31 August 2012, last accessed July 12, 2016.

For Further Reading

Haudricourt, Tom. 100 Things Brewers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. Chicago: Triumph Books, 2013.

Pahigian, Josh, and Kevin O’Connell. The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip: A Fan’s Guide to Major League Stadiums, 2nd edition. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2012.

Verducci, Tom. “Bleach Boys.” Sports Illustrated, April 2, 2001.

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