New home for Bernie Brewer among changes at American Family Field

Bernie Chalet New
Courtesy: Milwaukee Brewers

MILWAUKEE — A name change at the Milwaukee Brewers’ home stadium also means an upgrade in accomodations for the team’s mustachioed mascot.

The team officially unveiled Bernie Brewer’s new chalet in the left field corner of American Family Field Tuesday, a little more than a week from Opening Day.

The design replaces Bernie’s old “Dugout” and is a bit of a throwback to his old chalet at Milwaukee County Stadium.

It’s just one of the many changes at the park fans will notice as the team allows a limited number of people in for each home game to start the year. Attendance will be capped at 25% of the stadium’s capacity for the first month of the season.

The new “Miller Lite Landing” will be at the Loge Level in left-center field, which includes a three-row seating area with tables, flat-screen TVs, a viewing deck with chilled drink holders in the rails, and a 7-foot Brewers logo made out of Miller Lite cans.

Other changes at the stadium include a new Terrapin Bar in the right-field corner of the Field Level, new LED lights to improve the quality of lighting on the field while using less energy, and a new recycling program.

Opening Day is scheduled for April 1st against the Minnesota Twins.