|Miller Park April 7, 2017|
More than $20 million dollars was spent on concessions and concession stands; the biggest investment into Miller Park since it was built 15 years ago.
Joking about ballpark food or griping about prices for a captive audience are as old the games themselves.
Before our recent trip to the park, I read with interest the planned improvements and upgrades and it seemed impressive. The articles couldn't describe the value as well, since that's a moving target.
For a field with the name of the city's largest breweries on it; it's a pleasant surprise to see a diverse offering of craft beers.
There are hot dogs, peanuts, and Cracker Jack.
There are salads. Tacos. Old Fashioned (a particular favorite in Wisconsin).
|Fans pass in front of a large bar.|
Along the two baselines, but in the concourse are food courts, appropriately named First/Third Base Ward.
Big block letters let you know what kind of food each offers: Burgers, BBQ, Custard (Frozen), Mac & Cheese, Sandwiches, Pizza, and Sausages (Brats, Hot Dogs, Italian, Polish, and Chorizo).
Each food stand has a local flavor. We checked out the AJ Bomber's Burgers stand and decided to split the Chicken Tender option. (No, there wasn't any Chicken stand!)
|Note the Sausage stand|
Later, there was a tasty mix of popcorn (cheese, carmel, and regular) which lasted for several innings.
|AJ Bomber's Tenders & Tots|
The changes seemed to be well-received.
One fan, wearing a Chi-town jersey and cap, made regular trips each inning from his seat to come back with either food or beverage.
I'll give it a slightly greasy thumbs-up (from a Tender or Tot) and congrats on a job well-done to the Brewers for this fine addition to the ol' ballgame!