MILWAUKEE -- In the first 45 minutes alone, over 30,000 tickets were sold for this weekend’s relocated Brewers series against the Marlins, Brewers officials said Thursday, September 14th. Fans lined up before dawn to score crazy cheap tickets for the series that was moved to Milwaukee due to Hurricane Irma.
Brewers officials on Thursday evening said they want to "step up to the place" by offering a 25% discount on concessions for all three weekend games vs. the Marlins, and that includes items available in stands and portables.
They noted that tickets remain for all three games for $10.
Additionally -- the Friday night game will be classified as a Student Night. High school and college students can present their student IDs at the Box Office and purchase tickets for just $5. Plus, as is normal during all weekends, military can receive up to two free tickets to the Sunday game when they present a valid ID at the Box Office.
Fans in line at Miller Park early Thursday were excited about the ticket prices.
"For $20, you can't go wrong!" John Green said.
That's what everyone in line was thinking Thursday morning, as tickets went on sale at 10:00 a.m. for $10, $15 or $20.
"You can't beat this price," Alice Neuok said.
Green was the first guy in line.
"I got up at 4:00 and got down here at 5:00," Green said.
The Brewers will be the visiting team at their own stadium this weekend.
"The home crowd should help," Dick Massey said. "The games mean something now."
Brewers officials noted in a news release high web traffic Thursday caused a temporary overload of the website for purchasing tickets. Fans who were unable to complete a purchase or those who received an error message should log in again.
"Unfortunately I couldn't get (my grandson) what he wanted, but he gave me the next best," Donna Brandmeier said.
With the Field Level for Friday now sold out, the Brewers have opened additional inventory in the Loge Level. Those seats are now available for purchase. Originally, only Field Level seats were available for Friday’s game due to staffing concerns.
“We appreciate the efforts of Delaware North in going to great lengths to ensure proper staffing for concession operations, and now giving us an opportunity to create more inventory for tomorrow’s game,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger in the release. “We are looking forward to a great experience for the fans, and a great environment for the players as well.”
Seating capacity for each of the three games is now approximately 23,000, with Field and Loge Levels the available options for ticket purchases. There are three price levels: $20 for Field Diamond Box, $15 for Field Infield Box, and $10 for all other seating areas.
Tickets are available through Brewers.com/Marlins, the Brewers Box Office or by calling 414-902-4000.
Ticket purchases will be limited to eight per person, per game.
All parking for the game will be $10. There will be no advance parking sales and there will be no Preferred parking option. Lots will open three hours prior to game times and gates to the stadium will open 90 minutes prior.