Miller Park: It's All Here, Under One Roof
Baseball's Opening Day is always a day of renewal, a day of expectations. But Opening Day 2001 in Milwaukee was like nothing the city had ever seen.
More than a decade of planning and four and a half years of construction culminated in grand fashion at 7:17 p.m. on April 6, 2001, when Milwaukee Brewers ace Jeff D'Amico fired a strike to Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin.
The Brewers' new state-of-the-art home was officially open for business.
And it truly is state-of-the-art. The signature fan-shaped convertible roof, a color replay board measuring 48 feet wide and 37 feet tall on top of a matrix scoreboard measuring 76-feet by 32-feet, and four choices of front-row seats on four different levels make Miller Park one of baseball's crown jewels.
Miller Park, where a fan upon encountering the brick facade and structural elegance can't help but feel the reincarnation of baseball's romantic past. Intimate proximity to the players, natural grass, and a unique configuration separates this ballpark from any in the world.