American Family Field: 10 Tips For Visiting With Kids (2022)

American Family Field in Milwaukee Wisconsin
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At American Family Field (1 Brewers Way, Milwaukee, WI 53214), your whole family can root for a Brewers win, sing along to “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”, catch a glimpse of the famous racing sausages, and so much more. Here are some tips for your next visit to American Family Field with kids:

1. Arrive early to watch batting practice.

You’ll avoid the crowds, you’ll get a chance to see the vast, empty stadium during batting practice, and you’ll give your kids a chance to run around freely before the game. For earlier access, you can join the Kids Crew. A memberships costs $35 and comes with Brewer gear, free tickets and access to exclusive events, including early access into the ballpark on select games.

2. Be a part of Hank Aaron history.

Did you know you can find the landing spot of Hank Aaron’s 755th and final home run ball? It’s located in the Brewers 1 Parking Lot, and there’s a plaque to commemorate it. It happened in Milwaukee on July 20, 1976. Go on a scavenger hunt to find it!

3. Sit in a Coca Cola Family Section.

American Family Field offers special alcohol-free family sections to avoid sitting near the rambunctious people that probably resemble your former self. Your kids will have fun meeting other mini-Brewers fans, and you won’t feel as terrible when your toddler throws a nacho at the person in front of them. The view’s not bad either! Other good seats for kids & families are Sections 408, 409, 410, & 411, because they are right above the kids attractions on the lower level and they are shaded when the roof is open. (The low prices don’t hurt, either.)

4. Burn off energy at the playgrounds.

The Aurora Health Care® KidZone is located on the Terrace Level behind section 406. It’s open every home game when the gates open through the 8th inning and is meant for kids ages ten and under, especially toddlers. This interactive play area offers a child-size clubhouse, life-size baseball cards, photo opportunities, and more. You can also visit the UScellular Power Playground located on the field level in the right field corner. Slide down a smaller version of the Bernie Brewer slide, and try your hand in the batting and pitching cages. There’s also a playground outside, adjacent to Helfaer Field.

5. Nurse or pump in peace.

Nursing moms can breastfeed anywhere where they are authorized to be present, but if you’re looking for somewhere private to nurse, you can go to the American Family Field Mom & Baby Nursing Suite presented by Aurora Health Care® located next to the Brewers Guest Relations kiosk on the Field Level near Section 116 (inside the First Aid Room). A baby changing table is also available. Mothers may also nurse their children in the Mamava Suite presented by Aurora Health Care®, located near the Brewers Guest Relations kiosk on the Terrace Level behind Section 419.

6. Run the bases.

Visit on a Sunday, when all kids ages 14 and under can come down to the field and run the bases at American Family Field courtesy of Aurora Health Care®. The postgame Kids Run the Bases line begins along the first-base line on the Field Level.

7. Experience the “Selig Experience”.

Be sure to stop by the Selig Experience on any game day. This state-of-the-art attraction is totally free on game days, located in the Loge Level in the left field corner. You’ll enjoy an immersive, multimedia presentation that tells the story of former Brewers Owner Bud Selig and his quest to save and promote Major League Baseball in Milwaukee. (Spoiler alert: At the end, you’ll have a very authentic-feeling 3D encounter with Mr. Selig himself.)

8. Get a First Game Certificate or baseball cards.

First-time guests to American Family Field may obtain a complimentary First Game Certificate, courtesy of Topps, at a Brewers Guest Relations kiosk (located on the Field Level near Section 116, the Loge Level behind Section 221, and on the Terrace Level behind Section 419). First game certificate recipients will also receive a pack of Topps baseball cards, while supplies last.

9. Slide down Bernie’s Slide.

Available before select Brewers home games, the Bernie’s Slide Experience includes up to five rides down Bernie’s Slide with amazing photo opportunities. The experience is available for groups up to eight people (Must be eight years of age or older to participate). Rates are $150 per person (Monday-Thursday) and $175 per person (Friday-Sunday and on holidays). For booking opportunities and a complete list of policies and procedures, please visit brewers.com/Slide. Brewers game tickets are required and must be purchased separately. Call the Brewers Ticket Office at (414) 902-4000 or visit brewers.com/Tickets.

10. Stroll down autograph alley.

Your kids will love the baseballs signed by legends and fans alike, displayed artistically in glass cases. You’ll find autograph alley on the field level in the third base corner of the stadium.

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Other ideas:

-Check their website for frequent ticket specials and giveaways. Some specials include: ‘Kids and Seniors Day” where kids under 14 and seniors over 60 save 50% on tickets; Student Nights where college and high school students can purchase discounted tickets and 5-County Fridays where residents can save 50% on tickets. -Get tickets for the popular bobblehead games, various Sunday home games throughout the season where the first 35K through the gates receive a player bobblehead. Just announced, get the first Brewers Giannis bobblehead on Sept. 11. -On one very special night in the summer, you can experience the Field of Sweet Dreams, presented by Fleet Farm. Camp out in American Family Field under the stars, play catch on the field, watch a Brewers away game on the scoreboard, meet and greet the Brewers Mascots, get private tours of Miller Park, and more. -Have your birthday child’s name added to the Delta Dental birthday list on the scoreboard for $25. Submit your request at least 24 hours in advance of the game by calling the Brewers Ticket Office at (414) 902-4000.

Helpful Information

Strollers: Strollers are permitted on all concourse areas at American Family Field. Only strollers that can be folded and placed under a stadium seat are permitted in the seating areas of the park. The Milwaukee Brewers are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged strollers. Strollers may be checked at a Brewers Guest Relations kiosk (Field Level near Section 116, Loge Level behind Section 221, and Terrace Level behind Section 419). Children 2 & Under: Children two (2) years of age and under do not need a ticket to enter the park, provided they are seated on a parent or guardian’s lap. MLB App: The official Major League Baseball Ballpark app is your mobile companion when visiting the ballpark, and a must for the fan who wants to stay informed and connected with their favorite team. The Ballpark app offers a food and beverage guide, digital ticketing, interactive games such as Baseball Bingo, Brewers Trivia, the Sausage Race, and much more! Fans can check in automatically with iBeacon technology for exclusive offers and in-game features. For more information, visit brewers.com/ballparkapp. Cashless: American Family Field is a cashless ballpark. No cash payments will be accepted in American Family Field. Should fans have cash, there will be kiosks around the ballpark where they can exchange cash for a prepaid card – if not fully used at American Family Field, these cards can be used outside the ballpark where credit cards are accepted. There is a $20 minimum and there are no fees for this service.  Roof Status: For game day roof status and weather report, visit mlb.com/brewers/ballpark/roof-status or call the American Family Field Roof Hotline at 414-902-4636. Parking: Pre-paid parking passes can be purchased with game tickets and digitally delivered for fan convenience and no-touch entry. Day of game parking is available with credit card or cash payment. Parking lots will open three hours in advance of the game, except for 6:40 p.m. weekday games in which parking lots open two and a half hours in advance. Find more information at brewers.com/Tailgating. Stadium gates will open 90 minutes prior to game time. New This Year: There will be new ballpark menu offerings this year from Black Show Hospitality, the talent behind beloved local restaurants Maxie’s, Blue’s Egg, Story Hill BKC, and Buttermint Finer Dining & Cocktails. Fans will find rebranded concession stands and new menu offerings throughout American Family Field including specialty sausages powered by Blue’s Egg, burgers powered by Story Hill BKC, and more. Gluten Free Options These food options are available at the Burgers, Tacos, and Barbeque stands (please ask an associate for details): 110 (barbeque), 112 (tacos), 108 (burger), 110 (sausage bun)
  • Broccoli/Cheese Baked Potato: 213
  • (Cheese) Fries: 110, 118, 127, 204, 213, 224, 232, 324, 421, 431
  • Classic Baked Potato: 213
  • Cotton Candy: 106, 111, 117, 125, 127, 208, 211, 227, 232, 336, 414, 424, 431
  • Frozen Minute Maid: 103, 106, 108, 123, 208, 336
  • Grab N’ Go Locations: 122, 229, 336, 436
  • Kettle Corn: 101, 105, 111, 117, 124, 128, 212, 225, 227, 232, 235, 336, 345, 424
  • Nacho Chips & Cheese: 107, 110, 112, 124, 117, 118, 125, 129, 204, 210, 211, 226, 228, 316, 409, 413, 424, 431, 435
  • Peanuts: All Locations
  • Popcorn: 116, 127, 210, 213, 218, 224, 228, 232, 324, 421, 424
  • Sour Patch Kids: 108, 117, 125, 127, 210, 211, 227, 231, 412, 424, 431
  • Vanilla Custard: 110, 117, 125, 210, 227, 231, 333, 421

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