Milwaukee Milkmen wrap up first season, to play a second
Some come for the entertainment.
"it’s fun to watch the different games and the different activities that they do,” Milkmen fan Julie Boulware said.
Others for comradery.
"It’s awesome,"fan Adam Unger said. "It’s great for the kids.”
“I get to sit outside and enjoy the weather along with being with your family and friends,” fan Megan Sodeman said.
Milkmen owner Michael Zimmerman says it was a difficult start. Bad weather meant the team played a large portion of their home games in Indiana, while the stadium was being constructed.
“Think about never being cheered for, until halfway through the season," Zimmerman said.
He says once the team started playing in Franklin, attendance more than doubled over the course of the year.
“Word spreads, and the season builds, and they’ve got a great following now,” season ticket holder Cory Rodgers said.
Zimmerman says if you come out next year, be prepared for a fun environment, with plenty of games between innings and the ability to be close to the action.
Once living five minutes from what is now the field, and working in healthcare, Zimmerman is happy to have brought a team to his hometown.
"It’s not only important for the community, but it gives good options for families to catch a game," Zimmerman said. "Parking’s free, and it’s a bit of a different product than miller, but i think it means a lot to folks out here.”
The Milkmen struggled in the standings this year, but Zimmerman says with a full slate of 50 home games next year, they should improve.