Everything you need to know for the Brewers home opener against the Cardinals
MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Brewers celebrate the 2022 Home Opener against the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, April 14, also known as Milwaukee Day, at 4:14 p.m. at American Family Field.
The staff, coaches, reserves and starters will line up on the chalk line in advance of the Home Opener for formal introduction with the Milwaukee Brewers at approximately 3:53 p.m.
A ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Tucker Sparks, a survivor of the Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy. Sparks was hurt and his younger brother Jackson Sparks succumbed to his injuries. In honor of Jackson, the Brewers took part in “Jerseys for Jackson” last December. Sparks will toss the pitch to his father, Aaron.
If you're planning to tailgate, parking lots open at 1:15 p.m. and ballpark gates will open at 2:15 p.m.
13-Year-Old Liamani Segura will sing the National Anthem for the 2022 Home Opener. She’s previously performed for the 2020 and 2021 home opener as well as during the Postseason. She is also set to star in the Disney+ Original “High School Musical: The Series.” The National Anthem will be accompanied by a joint color guard featuring all six branches of the United States military and a full-field display of the American flag held by approximately 100 season seat holders and local military members.
Plus a pregame flyover will be performed by four Wisconsin Army National Guard Medevac helicopter units from West Bend.
Milwaukee Police Detective Andrew Wilkiewicz, who was injured off-duty as he aided citizens in a robbery in Milwaukee’s Third Ward, will be honored at the Home Opener.
Since the home opener is also Milwaukee Day, the park will host a 414 Community Day featuring a special ticket package that includes a ticket to the game plus a Brewers-themed Milwaukee flag to celebrate. Fans will find local entrepreneurs in the Brewers 414 Day Market in the Terrace Level and local food trucks outside American Family Field. Local artists will also create live paintings around the ballpark.
Things to keep in mind if you're heading to American Family Field This year:
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.
This year, the stadium will offer mobile concession ordering for select menu items through MLB Ballpark app. Mobile concession ordering is also available via texting the word ‘food’ to 41835 or via QR code, posted throughout the concourses.