Changes ahead inside Miller Park
By Don Walker
Thursday, Oct 23 2008, 11:52 AM
There may not be any baseball being played at Miller Park this week, but there is plenty going on inside the stadium.
For starters, all of the outfield grass has been removed. The grounds crew plans to lay new sod - the same kind that was put on the infield earlier this season - sometime next week.
The sod comes from Stevens Point and is a hybrid bluegrass that the players raved over when it was put on the infield.
Elsewhere, work crews are busy renovating 43 suites on the Club Level. Each suite will have new hardwood floors, new flat-panel, high-definition televisions, new furniture, new fixtures and new lighting.
Also, crews are creating a third party suite in the right-field area. The new suite, which will have a 2008 Brewers' playoff theme, will provide space for up to 48 fans and will be leased on a game-by-game basis.
The new suite will be similar to existing suites that are themed after the 1957 Milwaukee Braves and the 1982 Brewers.
Last, the team's FanZone retail story near Friday's Front Row Grill will undergo a facelift in the off-season. The renovated store will have special sections including a new hat and jersey wall, a special tailgate and Sausage Mascot section and a section devoted to women's apparel.
Beginning Nov. 3, the FanZone store will be temporarily located at the Big League Blast area, located on the Loge level.