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Author Topic: UW game at Am Fam Field  (Read 1823 times)

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« on: October 24, 2022, 12:31:09 PM »
Does anyone have any reliable information on how ticket sales might be going?? The game is a little over two weeks away ( 11-11-22). While the novelty of the situation will no doubt sell some tickets, I can think of other reasons why interest might not be so strong.

I wonder if anyone explained to Stanford that here in the upper Midwest in November, a " retractable roof" IS NOT the same as a "perfect seal".

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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2022, 12:35:45 PM »
When you play around on the seat maps for the game, there are still plenty of tickets available. My guess is that they will have enough sold to make it look full on television but will be pretty empty when all is said and done.
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2022, 08:12:45 PM »
Does anyone have any reliable information on how ticket sales might be going?? The game is a little over two weeks away ( 11-11-22). While the novelty of the situation will no doubt sell some tickets, I can think of other reasons why interest might not be so strong.

This game reeks of utter boredom even with the novelty of playing in a baseball park.

I wonder if anyone explained to Stanford that here in the upper Midwest in November, a " retractable roof" IS NOT the same as a "perfect seal".

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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2022, 09:32:46 AM »
Five-day weather forecast says the low temperature in Milwaukee Friday evening will be 29 degrees outside.

Could be interesting.

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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2022, 10:17:42 AM »
Who cares?

The only good rodent is a really dead one run over by a truck with a license plate that says MU#1.

I hope they don't draw crap so they can go back with their tail between their legs, never to be seen nor heard from again.

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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2022, 02:55:42 PM »
Five-day weather forecast says the low temperature in Milwaukee Friday evening will be 29 degrees outside.

Could be interesting.

After all this hype, I can't wait to hear all the whiny BADgers complaining about how cold it was in there.
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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2022, 08:46:37 PM »
What is the purpose of playing this game in a baseball stadium?

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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2022, 08:49:42 PM »
What is the purpose of playing this game in a baseball stadium?

Wisconsin wants to host ncaa tournament games

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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2022, 08:53:34 PM »
Wisconsin wants to host ncaa tournament games

And they would be at Am Fam?

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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2022, 09:01:58 PM »
Yes

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« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2022, 09:07:02 PM »
Yes

Okay.  I'm cool with that if they look like they did last year vs Iowa St.

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« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2022, 09:57:00 PM »
So Wisconsin-Madison hosted NCAA Tournament Basketball games in a baseball field in Milwaukee?

Are the people in Madison trying to get the Brewers to play a home series in the Kohl Center in return?

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Re: UW game at Am Fam Field
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2022, 08:33:47 AM »
Wisconsin wants to host ncaa tournament games

Likely will never happen, the Brewers need that field in April.

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« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2022, 10:06:49 AM »
I really don't think the UW wants to host NCAA games at AmFam. I believe everyone knows that's extremely difficult given the weather and the Brewer's needs that close to the opener.

I think this is all about a promoter who thought they could do something profitable, but is probably not going to make much at all due to the lack of interest.  UW signed on because they are getting a guaranteed $350k.
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« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2022, 10:10:11 AM »
think this is all about a promoter who thought they could do something profitable, but is probably not going to make much at all due to the lack of interest. 

Yeah, little rodent, you're in Warrior Country now. Go back to your little Kohlhole and let's hope we never see nor hear from you again in these parts.


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« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2022, 10:14:45 AM »
They could host the first two weekends and not impact the Brewers.
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« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2022, 10:16:18 AM »
Fore kash Mark'll put dat teem on da rode  all of April, hey?
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« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2022, 10:21:24 AM »
They could host the first two weekends and not impact the Brewers.


I don't think the Brewers want their field covered up for a week before the season starts.
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« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2022, 10:30:09 AM »
Which still leaves the first weekend at a minimum.
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« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2022, 10:33:39 AM »
Fore kash Mark'll put dat teem on da rode  all of April, hey?

No, he wouldn’t
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« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2022, 11:59:48 AM »

I don't think the Brewers want their field covered up for a week before the season starts.

This is run to test the feasibility of hosting ncaa tournament games. I think it’s going to fail as much as you, but that’s their intention.

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« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2022, 12:10:11 PM »
UW-Madison might draw better at Am Fam Field if they scheduled a Big14Ten baseball game in there against one of their rivals, like maybe Michigan.  Oh, wait, UW-Madison doesn't have a baseball team.

The only Big14Ten school that doesn't have baseball.
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Re: UW game at Am Fam Field
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2022, 12:28:21 PM »
I was really hoping to see Gard sitting on the bench in a parka and mittens. Low Friday night now forecast for 29 degrees.

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« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2022, 01:39:52 PM »
The heat isn't going to be a problem. It will probably be in the low 60s inside.

The lack of crowd is going to be a problem.
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« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2022, 04:21:52 PM »
I recall 25 years ago when Miller Park was being built, the engineers emphasizing that with the roof closed, they could heat the interior to 30 degrees higher than the outside temperature. The low Friday night is supposed to be 29. Do the math.

Keep in mind, all the heating ducts in the place are in the seating area at concourse level. Don't know how much heat can be generated out near second base where the basketball court will be located, in a building with a 200 +foot ceiling.

We shall see.

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« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2022, 04:28:11 PM »
I recall 25 years ago when Miller Park was being built, the engineers emphasizing that with the roof closed, they could heat the interior to 30 degrees higher than the outside temperature. The low Friday night is supposed to be 29. Do the math.

Keep in mind, all the heating ducts in the place are in the seating area at concourse level. Don't know how much heat can be generated out near second base where the basketball court will be located, in a building with a 200 +foot ceiling.

We shall see.


29+30=59

But the game isn’t going to be played when the temperature is at its lowest - that is normally just before sunrise. Which is why I said low 60s - just fine for basketball.
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« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2022, 04:37:52 PM »
I recall 25 years ago when Miller Park was being built, the engineers emphasizing that with the roof closed, they could heat the interior to 30 degrees higher than the outside temperature. The low Friday night is supposed to be 29. Do the math.

Keep in mind, all the heating ducts in the place are in the seating area at concourse level. Don't know how much heat can be generated out near second base where the basketball court will be located, in a building with a 200 +foot ceiling.

We shall see.

But it's been in the 70s through today.  How quickly is the building going to cool off?
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« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2022, 05:23:59 PM »
But it's been in the 70s through today.  How quickly is the building going to cool off?

Roof was still open around 5, fwiw.  It won’t be an issue
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« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2022, 05:53:05 PM »
I suspect they could put a few large space heaters around the court if needed, like they do in the beer gardens.
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« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2022, 05:57:57 PM »
As a young whippersnapper ( January 1968) I still remember watching what I think was the first time basketball was played in a baseball stadium. Lew Alcindor and UCLA v. Elvin Hayes and Houston. At "the 8th wonder of the world"----the Houston Astrodome. Hyped beyond belief for the times. 50,000+ people in house.

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« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2022, 09:07:08 PM »
The whole thing is a farce, a sideshow, a circus spectacle in the spirit of Ringling Brother or Bill Veeck.

No different than the Blackhawks playing in Wrigley. The people who I know that attended it said the venue sucked, the sight lines were terrible, no home ice advantage and sitting outdoors was awful.  They all said it was awesome and very glad they went. Once in a lifetime experience. They wanted to keep it 'once in a lifetime'. 

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« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2022, 09:21:06 PM »
If they wanted to host NCAA games, they would do it at the Kohl, like they did in 2002.
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« Reply #32 on: November 10, 2022, 10:01:56 PM »
If I was in town, I might’ve picked up a cheap ticket out of curiosity.  The problem is the sheer number of bad seats there’ll be.  Miller Park is already a less-than stellar place to watch baseball.  I can’t imagine how far most of those seats will be from the action tomorrow night.

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« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2022, 11:06:42 AM »
If they wanted to host NCAA games, they would do it at the Kohl, like they did in 2002.

The Kohl Hole doesn't seat 40,000+
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« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2022, 11:51:09 AM »
If they wanted to host NCAA games, they would do it at the Kohl, like they did in 2002.

Or they would do it at Am Fam, like they're trying to do now.

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« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2022, 01:09:23 PM »
Or they would do it at Am Fam, like they're trying to do now.

I really think you are exaggerating how much the UW wants to do this.
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« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2022, 01:11:51 PM »
I really think you are exaggerating how much the UW wants to do this.

I have a very reliable source which I’m sure you don’t. You just think it’s a bad idea (which I do too). Organizations try bad ideas all the time.

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« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2022, 02:45:50 PM »
I have a very reliable source which I’m sure you don’t. You just think it’s a bad idea (which I do too). Organizations try bad ideas all the time.

Sultan explains it all.

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« Reply #38 on: November 11, 2022, 03:16:40 PM »
Sultan explains it all.

Lol what else is new ?

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« Reply #39 on: November 11, 2022, 05:13:34 PM »
The Kohl Hole doesn't seat 40,000+

Other than the Final Four, the Tourney has moved away from domes.
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« Reply #40 on: November 11, 2022, 05:36:22 PM »
The Kohl Hole doesn't seat 40,000+

And yet it hosted a regional in 2002. None of the regional sites last year were more than about 20,000. Next year, Louisville is the largest at about 22,000. Regionals generally don't seat 40,000+ so there's no reason Madison couldn't host one. If they wanted to, they would. But they don't because it would be extra work and they couldn't play in it.
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« Reply #41 on: November 11, 2022, 07:52:06 PM »
That looks like a horrible way to watch a basketball game.
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« Reply #42 on: November 11, 2022, 08:05:42 PM »
The Kohl Hole doesn't seat 40,000+

Nor did the Bradley center or fiserv?

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« Reply #43 on: November 11, 2022, 08:07:08 PM »
That looks like a horrible way to watch a basketball game.

Exactly what I thought the lower deck would look like. Then section 128 is angled completely away from the game.
2nd deck gotta be better, but so far away.

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« Reply #44 on: November 11, 2022, 08:15:03 PM »
That looks like a horrible way to watch a basketball game.

That's ok, this barely qualifies as basketball anyway.

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« Reply #45 on: November 11, 2022, 08:29:13 PM »
Anyone go to this game? My friend sent me a pic sitting dead center court and the seats look awful and very far away. Doesn’t look like a good venue to watch a game but happy to be corrected.

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« Reply #46 on: November 11, 2022, 08:49:10 PM »
Attendance of 17,927.

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« Reply #47 on: November 11, 2022, 08:51:54 PM »
Attendance of 17,927.

I don’t think that would qualify as the “Largest crowd to see a college basketball game in Wisconsin.”

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« Reply #48 on: November 11, 2022, 09:13:19 PM »
Attendance of 17,927.
Shouldn't that first number be a 2 or 3?

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« Reply #49 on: November 11, 2022, 09:26:53 PM »
And yet it hosted a regional in 2002. None of the regional sites last year were more than about 20,000. Next year, Louisville is the largest at about 22,000. Regionals generally don't seat 40,000+ so there's no reason Madison couldn't host one. If they wanted to, they would. But they don't because it would be extra work and they couldn't play in it.
I’ve always heard the issue with Madison hosting again was with available hotel rooms.


If UW would ever host at Miller Park it could work in MU’s best interest if we were good to get protected seeding.

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« Reply #50 on: November 11, 2022, 09:36:24 PM »
I’ve always heard the issue with Madison hosting again was with available hotel rooms.


If UW would ever host at Miller Park it could work in MU’s best interest if we were good to get protected seeding.

They hosted in 2002. They can do a regional because it's only four fanbases coming.

As far as Miller Park, thanks but no thanks. The sight lines seem to have been terrible tonight and the glare on the court looked awful on TV. It's worth experimenting with anything once, but like the past failed aircraft carrier games, putting a game in a baseball park just doesn't seem like a successful venture.
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« Reply #52 on: November 11, 2022, 11:05:22 PM »
I’ve always heard the issue with Madison hosting again was with available hotel rooms.


If UW would ever host at Miller Park it could work in MU’s best interest if we were good to get protected seeding.

There are enough hotel rooms now.  Ton of new hotels built in the last 10-15 years due to Epic.

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« Reply #53 on: November 11, 2022, 11:28:47 PM »
I will just say, that I have it on very good authority, Milw will NEVER host a Final four NCAA ! ! !   Can't handle it ! ! !  AmFam is a gimmick/1x thing.... AND MU will ONLY host round 1 +2 like they do now...  More bang for the buck with 8 teams coming in...  Just sayin' ! ! !  8-)

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« Reply #54 on: November 12, 2022, 03:59:00 AM »
Two much crime inn MKE, hey?
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« Reply #55 on: November 12, 2022, 05:36:29 AM »
I will just say, that I have it on very good authority, Milw will NEVER host a Final four NCAA ! ! !   Can't handle it ! ! !  AmFam is a gimmick/1x thing.... AND MU will ONLY host round 1 +2 like they do now...  More bang for the buck with 8 teams coming in...  Just sayin' ! ! !  8-)

I don't think Milwaukee holding a Final Four was ever even a discussion point.
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« Reply #56 on: November 12, 2022, 06:35:22 AM »
Two much crime inn MKE, hey?

No, I heard from a good source that the high ratio of dentists and dental students per capita in the MKE area has potential visitors afraid to visit MKE.  Take it for what it’s worth, but a solid source.

Anyway, the ball park for basketball is a failure for now. Unless you’re going to draw a lot of fans, 25k plus, it is a poor fan experience so why do it. I doubt most fans would be back and not   the casual fan.  UW could play UWM at the old Mecca if they really want another MKE game. 

Maybe with a different setup and big name teams this could work, but still not a good basketball experience . Otherwise, this seems like a one time deal As mentioned above

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« Reply #57 on: November 15, 2022, 06:02:08 PM »
No, I heard from a good source that the high ratio of dentists and dental students per capita in the MKE area has potential visitors afraid to visit MKE.  Take it for what it’s worth, but a solid source.

Anyway, the ball park for basketball is a failure for now. Unless you’re going to draw a lot of fans, 25k plus, it is a poor fan experience so why do it. I doubt most fans would be back and not   the casual fan.  UW could play UWM at the old Mecca if they really want another MKE game. 

Maybe with a different setup and big name teams this could work, but still not a good basketball experience . Otherwise, this seems like a one time deal As mentioned above

Unless you are a student I could not imagine paying big bucks to sit in a football stadium to watch a final four/championship game. I would rather watch it at home on my big screen TV.

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« Reply #58 on: November 15, 2022, 07:28:08 PM »
Unless you are a student I could not imagine paying big bucks to sit in a football stadium to watch a final four/championship game. I would rather watch it at home on my big screen TV.

It was awesome being in the Superdome in 2003.
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Re: UW game at Am Fam Field
« Reply #59 on: November 15, 2022, 09:58:24 PM »
It was awesome being in the Superdome in 2003.

Agreed, it was fun in relation to the whole atmosphere.  But I would NEVER pay a cent for a FF ticket without Marquette playing.  It’s a horrid viewing experience

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Re: UW game at Am Fam Field
« Reply #60 on: November 15, 2022, 10:25:39 PM »
Agreed, it was fun in relation to the whole atmosphere.  But I would NEVER pay a cent for a FF ticket without Marquette playing.  It’s a horrid viewing experience

I wouldn’t pay for one because the prices are so high and you have to travel to watch teams you wouldn’t be invested in. But if one was held in Milwaukee and I could get tickets for $60 or something I’d be thrilled to attend.
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Re: UW game at Am Fam Field
« Reply #61 on: November 17, 2022, 06:36:24 AM »
It was awesome being in the Superdome in 2003.

Yeah watching Marquette get its ass whooped from 6 stories up was great.

At least the Championship game was entertaining though.

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« Reply #62 on: November 17, 2022, 07:04:45 AM »
Yeah watching Marquette get its ass whooped from 6 stories up was great.

At least the Championship game was entertaining though.

Meh. It was the Final Four. It was awesome.
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« Reply #63 on: November 17, 2022, 07:20:25 AM »
Meh. It was the Final Four. It was awesome.

I had a great time except those two hours.