Better Ballpark: Miller Park or Wrigley Field?

first_imgMiller ParkAs a Wisconsinite this was an easy choice. As a baseball aficionado, it wasn’t as easy, but history has it’s place … in history. I remain pretty confident in Miller Park.The lore of Miller Park starts outside the stadium where a bunch of pavement quickly turns into a mix of every type of blue and white pinstripes as Brewers fans tailgate about as well as anyone. Brats and beer are everywhere and frankly not a single substitute is worth it.If you’re visiting, you can’t go wrong drinking with Wisconsinites. They’d never let you down. And so, far before the game, your baseball experience is already off to an better start than the Chicagoans and their neighborhood.The scariest thing about that neighborhood is the stadium in the middle of it, actually. When I go to a baseball game, I’d prefer to be as safe as possible, not exposed to a concrete tangle that tends to fall apart at the corners from time to time. Miller Park’s newness kicks Wrigley’s falling bricks out to the side of I-90. Plus, there’s the roof.Ever have a great day go sour after a few raindrops? Not a problem in Milwaukee. Day ruined in Chicago’s north side. The retractable roof cost millions of dollars but it guarantees every fan that has a ticket has a dry seat in the stadium and a baseball game unfolding before them. It’s sadly not the case in Chi-town. The Midwest climate can be a dangerous thing for baseball’s multi-seasonal year; so don’t mess around with anything less than a guarantee.But the quality of baseball puts Miller Park over the top. The Billygoat and Bartman continue to curse the Cubbies from every taste at a championship. Meanwhile, the Brew Crew tend to weasel their way into talks of division contention seemingly every year.If I want to go to a baseball game, I want to see some winning baseball. This has happened much more in Milwaukee than Chicago over the last five years and this young season is no different. The Brewers have opened up a 14-12 record already in 2013. That includes a weekend sweep of the Cubs two weeks ago. I rest my case.-Sean ZakWrigley FieldTradition. Need I say more?Tradition and baseball go together like beer and tailgating. Over the years Wrigley Field has played host to some of the best baseball players to ever play the game. Think Ernie Banks, Sammy Sosa and Greg Maddux – one of which is a hall of famer,  while another was a part of one of the greatest slugoffs in baseball history in 1998 when his 66 home runs were barely bested by Mark McGwire’s 71. Miller Park can’t boast a back story like that.Sure the Brewers have been winners as of late, but in a comparison based purely on the venue, this seems like a cheap shot – kicking a losing team while it’s down. Besides, when you look at the two teams historically, the Cubs have had their share of success as well. In 2003 they made it to the National League Championship Series against the Florida Marlins before winning back-to-back division titles in 2007-2008.Nestled in the heart of “Wrigleyville,” Wrigley Field is a part of the very framework of the city around it – boasting a fan experience that can’t be found anywhere else. Where else can you sit in stands across the street on a rooftop and watch the game? Not to mention the close vicinity of some of the best restaurants and bars Chicago has to offer within minutes walking distance from the ballpark.So before you decide to “upgrade” to a new cushy, modern stadium, think about what you are giving up. Nothing beats sitting in the sun in Wrigley Field’s outfield bleacher section as a hot afternoon turns into cool summer evening, and as for a Cubs win, well that’s just a bonus.-Nick Danielslast_img read more

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D.O. Sportscast: Men’s basketball beat writers discuss SU’s loss to Duke

first_img Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on February 26, 2019 at 12:31 am Facebook Twitter Google+center_img On Saturday, Syracuse (18-9, 9-5 Atlantic Coast) fell to then-No. 1 Duke (24-3, 12-2), 75-65. The men’s basketball beat writers discuss the atmosphere inside the Carrier Dome during the game and the game itself. The Orange also face No. 5 North Carolina (22-5, 12-2) on Tuesday. Our beat writers preview the game and what to expect.They also discuss what SU needs to do to make the NCAA tournament and the latest accomplishments of Syracuse commit Joe Girard III.last_img read more

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ISG scores La Liga matchday virtual ads deal with Mediapro

first_img Related Articles F1 rumours see Sportpesa partner with team Racing Point January 25, 2019 Live sports advertising specialist Interregional Sports Group (ISG) has significantly expanded its European football profile, announcing that it has secured the publishing rights for Spain’s La Liga  pitch-side virtual perimeter and virtual goal-side advertising inventory.Updating stakeholders, ISG informs that it has secured a three-season partnership with sports agency Mediapro managing pitch-side advertising for 53 La Liga games.ISG details that it will handle geo-targeted matchday advertising for a number of La Liga’s highest profile matches, which will feature FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.Supporting its partnership, London-headquartered ISG will work with its ‘preferred partner agencie’s, Lagardère Sports and Sportseen, on the sale and distribution of pitch-side advertising rights.“We are delighted to have strengthened our virtual rights portfolio adding LaLiga to the assets we already operate extensively in Serie A and Formula One,” Tony Ragan, joint chairman of ISG. “We were instrumental in the creation of this rights package back in 2011 and so are very excited at the prospect of taking them to market again for the next three seasons and beyond.”Backing the agreement, Julian Fernandez, commercial director of Mediapro Media, added: “They understand the value of LaLiga and the importance of building strong relationships with brands in each of the regions. We see this as a re-setting of these markets and are very excited about what can be achieved.” Submit StumbleUpon Formula 1 confirms launch of Live ‘in race’ Odds with Sportradar and ISG August 5, 2019 188BET becomes official sponsor of F1 Asia January 10, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more

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