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Mike O, Peshtigo, # -- Jun 24, 2007 00:42 AM
1 visit(s). My rating: 8
I visited this park early on in my life, but from what i remember it was a sweet time. Our seats were relativly high on the second deck right behind home plate but we were still close to the action, a feature lost in modern parks. a good baseball atmosphere was maintained throughout the game despite the brew crew getting slaughtered by the Cards. Overall, a good time.

Scott A, Walnut Creek, CA -- Aug 29, 2007 15:42 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 8
I saw my first baseball game at County Stadium, age 8, wearing my cub scout uniform as a member of the "knot hole club". Although Hank Aaron and the Braves were the home team, I only remember the hot dog and popcorn. I went to about 200 more games before I left Wisconsin, and my twins saw their first game ever as Sammy Sosa and the Cubs played the Brewers. I'll never forget the tail gate parties, opening days, brats, ten cent beer nights (not a good idea), and being with friends. Milwaukeeans really knew how to enjoy the summer, and a Brewer game was an integral part of it all. I love the new ball parks I've seen around the country, but I'll never forget County Stadium and never stop being a Milwaukee boy.

robert kurzer, scottsdale, AZ -- May 19, 2008 01:01 AM
10 visit(s). My rating: 5
I was 7 at my first game. However, the only memories of my first game was that I could not see anything. I believe I was in the upper deck and the seats were not permanent, yet. Folding chairs as I recall. Apparantly, The Braves moved to Milwaukee on a very short notice. In the ensuing years we would go to the games early and stay late in the parking lot after the game to get autographs. Autographs were free back then and players were happy to sign. Compared to the stadiums of today, the old County Stadium wasn't much, but, it was home to Aaron, Mathews and Spahn among other great ones. I do take issue with those that say the Braves left because of declining attendance. Although, attendance started to decline in the early 60's the decline was do to rumors that the Braves were moving to Atlanta. Apparantly, Coke offered the Braves a lucrative TV contract.

Stefanos K, Boston, MA -- Apr 11, 2009 11:11 AM
1 visit(s). My rating: 2
In 1996 Icame here to see a Red Sox-Brewers game.I sat in thr bleachers only to find out that they were metal benches,the exterior was nothing,nothing but gray.What was the guy on thinking by giving this place an A I give it a C-.

Stefanos K, Boston, MA -- Jul 04, 2009 15:49 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 2
I don't usually review things twice but this time I want to tell you the details of my expierince I went to a Red Sox Brewers game and sat in the most cold and uncomftorble bleachers ever!I got up a lot during the game when I first walked in the place I kinda felt like I wanted to scalp the tickets and fly back to Boston I tried a Hot Dog and it taste great! That was the only upside though:(. I didn't enjoy this uncomftorble game at all the Red Sox won that was great but not County Stadium. Atmosphere B- Food A Comfort D Overall C-.

Robert Daniels, Littleton, CO -- Jul 24, 2010 12:26 PM
10 visit(s). My rating: 9
My first game attendance in Milwaukee County Stadium was in 1963. It was a Milwaukee Braves game, with the Cub Scouts, Pack 203 from Cudahy. We went in the stadium under the centerfield bleachers, in the "Knothole Gang" entrance and sat there. I attended many Braves games there before they moved to Atlanta, most noteably the "Warren Sphann Night" in September of 1963. I attended a Chicago White Sox game there in 1968 (when the Sox played a few "home" games there in '68 & '69). I attended inumerable Milwaukee Brewers games there from 1970 to 1981. I worked at County Stadium for the Brewers in the late 70's & early 80's. I missed the World Series there in '82;I was stationed in Las Vegas in the USAF and couldn't get leave to go home. My final memory of County Stadium was during it's destruction in 2000. I took many pictures during it's demise in October of that year. I attended the "Last beam signing ceremony for Miller Park" attended by the Governor and Mayor, on Saturday, October 28th. My signature and best wishes appear on this beam along with the many other Brewers fans who signed it that day, before it was lifted into Miller Park. I miss my old friend; RIP County Stadium.

Tom Neville, Naples, FL -- Dec 30, 2011 09:23 AM
6 visit(s). My rating: 6
We moved to Milwaukee in the early 1960s and my Dad was thrilled to see National League baseball again as he was a Cubs fan. Eddie Mathews was a favorite of mine and we probably saw at least a half dozen games. The games played during the summer were great while I remember the games in September as cold and rainy. My brother Tim along with my Dad and I saw the last Milwaukee Braves game played at County Stadium on September 22, 1965. We got to see the great Sandy Koufax pitch, albeit briefly. Frank Bolling, of all people, hit a grandslam off Koufax to knock him out of the game. In true form, the Dodgers came back to win that game 7-6... and on to win the World Series vs Minnesota weeks later. There weren't many fans in the Stadium that night, but it was a memory that will never escape me.

Ron K, Villa Park, IL -- Jul 11, 2012 10:07 AM
1 visit(s). My rating: 7
Went to many Brewers-White Sox games, sometimes half the crowd would be Sox fans back in the 80's. It was a rowdy atmosphere, almost like a college football game. Usually sat in the old bleachers in right field. Always had a good time, the tail-gating in the parking lot were always fun too. The Brewers had some good teams back then with Yount and Molitor as best second base-shortstop combo I've ever seen. Sorry the old park is gone, have not been to new Miller Park yet.

Rose M, Milwaukee, WI -- Nov 28, 2012 14:43 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 5
My brother attended his first major league game when we moved to Milwaukee in 1961. He was surprised to learn later that the national anthem was not about our baseball team when it says "..... and the home of the Braves." they sang about the Braves at many other events!

Rose M, Milwaukee, WI -- Nov 28, 2012 14:45 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 5
My brother attended his first major league game when we moved to Milwaukee in 1961. He was surprised to learn later that the national anthem was not about our baseball team when it says "..... and the home of the Braves." they sang about the Braves at many other events!

Lincoln Glab, Hume, MO -- Apr 15, 2016 19:51 PM
6 visit(s). My rating: 6
This was a fine old stadium. We used to travel here at least once a year and watch the Sox-Brewers series. Nothing spectacular. Quit subdues actually. I like how the bleachers were off in their own little world, but you could still walk out to them to experience the whole park. Miller is quite the upgrade, but I do miss the old brick walled concourses and the steel plank catwalks to get to the upper decks!!

scott w, marshfield, WI -- Jan 31, 2018 16:47 PM
6 visit(s). My rating: 6
Comfy stadium. There's a ground-level plaque in Miller Park parking lot where the Milwaukee Braves' great Hank Aaron's record 755 landed when he was playing for the Brewers. I think there should be a more prominent monument or even a hologram "755" on that spot. It would only take up a couple of spaces. Vehicles could drive around it.

Shane Schirmer, Medina, OH -- Oct 09, 2019 15:41 PM
4 visit(s). My rating: 6
My first six MLB games were viewed at old County Stadium with my grandparents. Believe it or not, these six games were actually three traditional doubleheaders! Milwaukee is one of the few places where baseball tailgating is a must! You can smell the beer and brats from the expressway. One thing I'll always remember for some reason, is the red metal fencing that formed the backstop between the dugouts. You could always pick out games at County Stadium on TV, because of that red fence. Andrew is correct, there weren't a lot of architectural oddities in MCS, it was just a quaint, comfortable ballpark.

Paul Wolfgram, Wauwatosa, WI -- Sep 25, 2020 14:05 PM
10 visit(s). My rating: 9
I worked as a food vendor at the old Milwaukee County Stadium from 1974-1976 (for over 280 games). Mr. Hank Aaron would regularly pitch before regular batting practice and before the gates were open to the public. He would park his Mercedes in the lower tunnel corridor used by employees. One time while Mr. Aaron was filming a commercial at the home plate, also before the gates were open, I recall watching from just behind the batting cage with about a dozen or more employees just behind the camera crew, we were his live audience. Mr. Aaron was humble, always friendly and great sportsman, he was an all-around nice guy. My one regret 40+ years after catching a home-run ball (hit by Mr. Aaron during batting practice, also before the gates were open), was not to get it signed. FYI - the color of that Mercedes was brown and he generally parked it facing west.

Claude Nolen, Key West, FL -- Jun 08, 2024 20:49 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 6
I attended a game there in the early 1990's. This was perhaps the first MLB game I ever attended (I was a late bloomer). In fact, it was also probably the first time I had been to Wisconsin. It was the coldest I've ever been in my life. Now that I've been to numerous other MLB venues, I think I'd give it a six out of ten. To be fair, I probably wouldn't have been impressed by most other MLB stadiums of that era.

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