21 down, 9 to go. Here are some shots from my 21st ballpark stop, Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers. I caught 2 games with some good friends. a Friday night game with 3 good friends, and a Sunday afternoon game. Friday night we sat Front row, 3rd base right behind the dugout. Sunday I was with 20 friends in a suite, first base side. As for the ballpark, all I can say is WOW. Absolutely awesome. A work of architectural art. The retractable roof is huge, and not your standard opening roof. This one is fan shaped. The other thing that makes this so nice is the 2 huge windows that run along the first and third base foul lines. The light that enters thru these windows gives the park a special light and look. The large centerfield scoreboard is very informative, and there isn’t a lot of advertising in the outfield to distract you. The concourse is wide and well laid out. There were no lines, but there weren’t many people there either. I’m used to sold out Phillies games, this was like a minor league crowd. The other thing that made this a nice place was the people were very nice. No Seat Nazis ! We saw 2 great games, if you can have a great game between the Brewers and Pirates, but the Brewers won both, and there were lots of hits, home runs and great plays. Friday night’s game produced the ESPN top Web Gem. Excellent. Sunday Ryan Braun hit a line drive round tripper, and hit the Pirates pitcher with a line drive in the solar plex and dropped him like a prize fighter. I had a great time at both games, and really like this ballpark. It is in my top 5 so far. I’ll try to rank them after I’ve seen all 30.
Here are some images from the Nikon D700, enjoy
This is a Big, impressive facility.
The weather was perfect, so the roof was open. Early evening light was beautiful. We got here early for Batting Practice. Its my favorite part of any game.
The windows let so much light in. The shadows and lighting is unlike any other park i`ve been to.
Friday`s game we sat front row, directly behind the dugout. Right here…
21 visited, 9 more to see. This one is special.
The best part of seeing all these facilities is enjoying them with good friends. Nate, Mark, L-Dub.
Me and Mark, Bill and Nate caught Friday night game.
How cool is this? This was my first domed stadium with a retractable roof. The engineering is extremely impressive.
Deep right field. what a view. We didn`t sit much, or see much of the game. We had more fun exploring and seeing all the different views.
Nate, representing with his” Live the Dream” tee. www.golivethedream.com
Bill, enjoying another ballpark with L-Dub. Last one was #20, Oakland A`s.
What a spectaluar evening.
Sunday game, we were in a suite. Derek and Mark, Club Level is Sweeet.
Im at work !!!!
This is the view from our suite.
Bill, center field camera stand.
Friday, we entered the park early thru TGI Fridays, sat front row, watched batting practice. Nice set up. we had to be careful during BP, as Braun was pelting us with HR`s.
This is the Sunday crew. To many to name. All on the Francis business team, except Brandon and Eric, and they might as well be!
Brandon and Eric. You should see what I photoshopped off Brandons shirt! Hint, hes from Kentucky…
The boys came out for a photo after all the Food was gone in the suite.
Oh yea, the Brewers were playing the Pirates, playing them like a fiddle! Won all 3 games this series.
The light coming in thru the windows created beautiful shadows.
We saw Future Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman save # 599 in his illustrious carrer.
This is a really nice ballfield. First class all the way. I, we all, had a great time. 9 more to go…