Miller Park

Chuck Quirmbach

The five-county sales tax that's helped pay for the Miller Park baseball stadium will end March 31. That's after a vote Tuesday by the board of the Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District, better known as the Stadium Board. 

But due to the coronavirus outbreak, it's still unclear if fans will be allowed into Miller Park during this year's Milwaukee Brewers games.

Chuck Quirmbach

Madison-based American Family Insurance says it will create a multi-purpose office in downtown Milwaukee in the next two-three years.

The project was announced Tuesday — the same day the Milwaukee Brewers announced that American Family is buying the naming rights to what is now called Miller Park.

The team says after the end of the 2020 baseball season, the Brewers naming rights deal with MillerCoors will end, and the name Miller Park will disappear. American Family hasn't revealed the new name for the stadium, which has been called Miller Park since it opened in 2001.

Update, Nov. 22: Milwaukee's Common Council voted 14-1 today to ban smokeless tobacco at Miller Park and other sports venues in town. A release from the sponsor, Ald. Michael Murphy praised supporters of the legislation for helping protect children from a potentially-dangerous habit. "Smokeless tobacco contains at least 28 known carcinogens and causes oral, pancreatic and esophageal cancer. The product also causes nicotine addiction and other serious health problems like gum disease, tooth decay and mouth lesions," Murphy said.

Lynn Friedman, Flickr

While questions swirl about where and how Milwaukee might produce a new arena for the Bucks, one legislator is calling for an audit of the other professional sports facility here – Miller Park.

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What does the money collected through the Miller Park sales tax go towards?

Greenest Thing in Milwaukee? Miller Park's Grass

Mar 28, 2014
John Holman

While the local landscape remains colorless, the grounds crew at Miller Park has been growing grass for the start of the Milwaukee Brewers' season.

Miller Park
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The Brewers mark their eleventh home opener today at Miller Park. For more than a decade, consumers in five southeastern Wisconsin counties have been paying a higher sales tax to build the retractable-roof stadium. As WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson reports, there is now talk that the extra tax could end in five years.