Weather forces changes to "Arctic Tailgate" plans at Miller Park
MILWAUKEE, WI - With frigid overnight temperatures expected for Thursday and Friday, the Brewers have announced that nightly camping for Saturday's "Arctic Tailgate" will not be permitted. The earliest that fans will be allowed to arrive for the event will be 5 am on Saturday morning.
The Arctic Tailgate event marks the beginning of individual ticket sales for 2015 Brewers home games. Participants were originally going to be allowed to arrive at noon Thursday, and historically fans have camped over Thursday and Friday nights on the Miller Park Plaza area for the opportunity to secure tickets.
"This event is a tradition for many of our fans, but conditions are going to be too dangerous to be in the elements for extended exposure," said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. "We simply do not want to put anyone's personal health at risk with the expected conditions."
The revised plan calls for gates to the parking lots to open at 5 am on Saturday. The Box Office will open at 9 am for the beginning of individual game ticket sales.
The Klement's Famous Racing SausagesTM, Bernie Brewer and Brewers alumni players will be on hand to greet fans all morning. The first 2,000 fans in line will receive a hot dog and soda, compliments of Klement's, Pepsi and Sportservice, as well as an Arctic Tailgate t-shirt. In addition, Grebe's Bakery will supply fans with doughnuts. FOX Sports Wisconsin and 620 WTMJ will both serve as media sponsors, and the FOX Sports Wisconsin Girls will be in attendance on Saturday.
Only a very limited number of tickets for Opening Day will be available at this event (note: the Miller Park Box Office will be the only place where fans will be able to purchase individual Opening Day tickets on February 28; no phone or online orders will be accepted). Each fan will be limited to a maximum of four tickets for Opening Day, based on availability.
In addition to the Miller Park Ticket Office, fans will be able to buy tickets and parking at Brewers.com or by phone at (414) 902-4000. The Miller Park Ticket Office will be open until 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 28. Normal Box Office hours are from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Friday (beginning Monday, March 2), 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sundays.