Multiple members of the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers have tweeted references to the Brewers' 2011 Miller Park debut against the Braves, including safety Nick Collins.
"Check me out on Opening Day," Collins wrote, "throwing the first pitch for the Milwaukee Brewers!!!"
Tight end Tom Crabtree revealed that about 20 Packers players would be taking part, including popular fullback John Kuhn and offensive lineman (and Miller Park batting practice veteran) Bryan Bulaga. Super Bowl XLV MVP Aaron Rodgers has a scheduling conflict and will not be in attendance, according to his buddy Ryan Braun, the Brewers' left fielder.Rodgers did re-tweet this from tight end Jermichael Finley: "Opening Day of MLB is around the corner... Let's Go Brewers."
Brewers officials have said only that, "Fans will want to ensure they are in their seats for a very special ceremonial first pitch. No additional details will be announced in advance."
The club did confirm that, per tradition, Joseph Attanasio, the father of Brewers principal Mark Attanasio, will sing the national anthem.
Brewers officials are asking their fans to plan ahead for what is always a busy day at the ballpark:
Consistent with recent years, the Brewers have arranged for overflow parking at Wisconsin State Fair Park for the home opener. In the likely event that Miller Park lots reach capacity, fans may take the 84th St. exit from I-94 and enter through gate No. 77. From there, they will see signage and staff directing them to the parking area. A $10 fee will cover vehicle parking and shuttle services are free.
Shuttle services are scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. CT and will run for approximately 90 minutes after the game.
The repaving of a stretch of Interstate 94 through Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties will stretch into the early summer and could cause delays, especially for outbound traffic. For more information tailored specifically to arriving and departing Miller Park, visit the Miller Park tab at brewers.com.