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American Family Field

Milwaukee Brewers

History of American Family Field

American Family Field, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a modern baseball stadium that is the home of the Milwaukee Brewers Major League Baseball team. The stadium, which opened in 2001 as Miller Park and was renamed in 2021, has a seating capacity of over 41,000 and is known for its unique design and retractable roof.

American Family Field was built to replace the Brewers’ former home, County Stadium, and was constructed at a cost of $400 million. The stadium’s design was influenced by the trend of modernist ballparks that emerged in the 1990s, with a retractable roof and expansive concourse areas.

The Milwaukee Brewers have a successful history at American Family Field, including numerous postseason appearances and a National League pennant in 2018. The team’s dynamic roster and exciting brand of baseball make American Family Field a popular destination for fans.

The first game played at American Family Field was on April 6, 2001, when the Brewers faced off against the Cincinnati Reds. The Brewers won the game 5-4, and the stadium was packed with over 42,000 fans who were excited to see their new home team play.

In addition to baseball games, American Family Field has also hosted a variety of other events over the years, including concerts and soccer games. The stadium’s versatile design and state-of-the-art features make it a popular venue for a variety of events.

American Family Field is known for its unique features, including the retractable roof, which can be opened or closed in just 10 minutes, and the “Sausage Race,” a beloved tradition in which costumed sausages race around the field between innings. The stadium also features a variety of dining options, including local Milwaukee cuisine like bratwurst and cheese curds.

In conclusion, American Family Field is a modern and dynamic baseball stadium that offers fans a unique and memorable experience. With its retractable roof, state-of-the-art features, and beloved traditions like the Sausage Race, it’s no wonder that it’s a must-visit destination for sports fans and tourists alike. The team’s successful history, including a National League pennant in 2018, and exciting brand of baseball make American Family Field a popular destination for fans.

Stadium Information

  • Location: 1 Brewers Way, Milwaukee, WI 53214
  • Year built: 2001
  • Attendance size: 41,900
  • Division: NL Central