Let’s Go Wisconsin wants you to have the ultimate fan experience when you go to watch the Milwaukee Brewers this MLB season. From quick parking at American Family Field to the seat views to ticket prices, here are five tips and tricks for Brewers fans this year.
With the 2023 MLB season almost upon us, most baseball fans are chomping at the bit to get back in stadiums around the country. With some of the best fans in the entire MLB, American Family Field will likely be packed to the gills once again for most of the Milwaukee Brewers season.
Just like any other stadium, there are plenty of tips and tricks that, when utilized, can make your experience even better. From quick parking to the best seats, here are five tips and tricks that will make Milwaukee Brewers games that much more special.
Milwaukee Brewers Tips and Tricks For American Family Field
Parking at American Family Field
Many people say they have the “best” and “quickest” route for American Family Field parking. After talking to multiple season ticket holders and going to over 100 games myself, there is one route that still has yet to be “discovered.” It is smooth sailing, even 30 minutes prior to the first pitch, and you can easily go from the parking lot to downtown Wauwatosa or the surrounding areas in 15 minutes flat.
The route is simple: get on the Stadium Freeway (I-175) going south towards the stadium. Take the exit on W Wells St and take a left at the stop sign. Continue straight, passing the Humane Society on your right. Go under the bridge and continue straight on N 44th St at the stop sign. Continue on N 44th St and you will pass the staff parking lot on your right and the Mathews parking lot on your left.
If you have preferred parking, continue straight into the American Family Field parking lot and park in the rows closest to where you just entered. Try to get in the front rows of the preferred lot. The moment you get back onto N 44th St after the game, you’ll have smooth sailing all the way home. If you have general parking, they’ll direct you to the left and you will be able to go into the giant Yount parking lot without having to deal with any of the extra traffic from Frederick Miller Way or the freeway.
This shouldn’t be much of a secret anymore, but the amount of people that are unaware of Club Level seats every year is staggering. The Club Level has fewer seats, better food options (including the ability to have food delivered to your seat), a great view, and much cleaner restrooms that rarely have lines.
Oftentimes, if you buy your tickets just a day or two before the game, you can find tickets at pretty much the same price as any other Loge Level tickets. While most fans like to be as close to the action as possible, Club Level seats give you a clear view of the entire field, including the corners, which is often hard to come by on the 100 or 200 levels.
For true fans who like to be able to see everything going on and want to be able to experience air conditioning on the hot summer days, Club Level seats are some of the best on the market.
Milwaukee Brewers Parking Pass
Just like Club Level seats, the idea of purchasing a Milwaukee Brewers parking pass before game day is something that way too many fans don’t know is available. Any fans who download the MLB Ballpark App are not only able to take advantage of games and features only available on the app, but they can also buy parking before the game.
Not only does this allow you to add your parking pass to your Apple Wallet and not need to deal with any money hassles upon entrance, but it also usually results in saving you at least $5. While that doesn’t seem like much, with how expensive concessions and souvenirs are now, every little bit counts.
Higher Brewers Ticket Prices ≠ Value
Plenty of people love to sit as close to the action as possible in every sporting event. Baseball is one of the sports where sitting closer to the field isn’t always a good thing. With the expansion of the protective netting prior to the 2018 season, there’s much less chance of a hard line-drive becoming a danger to fans, which is obviously a good thing. Unfortunately, that netting extends so high that the chance of getting a foul ball has decreased a lot too.
When you also take into account the fact that most Milwaukee Brewers tickets close to the field don’t afford a complete view of the entire field, it should be common knowledge that higher ticket prices don’t equal higher value or “better seats.” Don’t fall for the trap of panicking and paying extra to be closer to the field. Oftentimes, the seats that offer the best experience and the best view are the less expensive ones that are easier to come by.
You also shouldn’t fall for the trade of hidden ticket fees. When you purchase Milwaukee Brewers tickets at TickPick, there are zero fees added at checkout, giving you cheaper tickets. With the “BestPrice Guarantee” at TickPick, they will give you 110% of your money back if you find a cheaper option.
American Family Field Entry Gates
With tens of thousands of fans in attendance at every game and gates only opening 90 minutes prior to the first pitch, it can take fans a while to get into American Family Field. There are always plenty of people who don’t pay attention to the rules, don’t have their tickets together, or are just plain slow. As a result, gates can be backed up for a long time.
Just like some of the other Milwaukee Brewers tips and tricks listed before this, it’s best to go away from what everyone else is doing. The line to enter at home plate is often twice as long as all of the other entrances, with maybe only two or three more metal detectors. If you want to get in quickly and not bake in the hot summer sun, go to literally any other entrance and you’ll find yourself waiting in much more manageable lines.