Miller Park is a baseball stadium located in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin. It is home to the Milwaukee Brewers and was built as a
replacement for Milwaukee
County Stadium. Following Busch
Stadium and Coors Field, it was
the third Major League park to be named after a beer company.
($310M from taxpayers,
$90M from Brewers)
Inc., NBBJ, Eppstein
Field - 344 ft
Left-Center - 370 ft
Center Field - 400 ft
Right-Center - 374 ft
Right Field - 345 ft
Backstop - 56 ft
Miller Park was built with $310 million of public funds, which was
controversial, particularly due to the fact that the team owner, Bud Selig
— also the Commissioner of Baseball — was highly unpopular locally.
Construction was subject to numerous delays. Groundbreaking took place on
October 22, 1996, in a parking lot behind County Stadium.
Construction had already been slowed, and the originally planned
opening date of Opening Day 1999 had already been pushed back and was
delayed even further after three construction workers were killed in a
crane accident in July 1999. The stadium did not open until Opening Day
to Miller Park!
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Taken by Jeramey
Jannene during a Milwaukee Brewers game on
the 5th of September last year. The game
was against the Cinncinati Reds..
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Old County Stadium (top) and the construction of Miller Park as seen from space!
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