Brewers set date for Arctic Tailgate party

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers set the date for this year's Arctic Tailgate party -- which will be on Saturday, February 25th. Individual game tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. that day.

The Brewers also announced the team's promotional schedule for the 2012 season.

The “5-County, 5-Day Celebration” will take place from April 17-21. During this time, all residents of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington and Waukesha counties can purchase tickets at a 50% savings on all reserved seats (excluding the Miller Lite Beerpen, All-Inclusive Areas and the $1 Uecker Seats). More great bargains are in store when the Brewers host “Spring Madness” from May 21-23, with all seats regularly priced at $38 and less available at a savings of 50% (excluding the All-Inclusive Areas and $1 Uecker Seats). For these three games against the San Francisco Giants, small Pepsi products and Klement’s hot dogs will be just $1 each.

In addition to the two annual tribute events - Cerveceros Day (June 2 vs. Pittsburgh) and the Negro Leagues Tribute Night (July 28 vs. Washington) - the Brewers will host Italian Heritage Day on Sunday, July 1 against the Arizona Diamondbacks. For these three games, the Brewers will wear special uniform tops, including a “Birraioli” jersey (the Italian translation of “Brewers”) on Italian Heritage Day.

Youth players will want to be in attendance for the popular Little League Night on Monday, June 18 as the Brewers open a series against the Toronto Blue Jays. All Little Leaguers in uniform (registered in advance through local youth leagues) will have the opportunity to parade around the warning track in a pre-game ceremony.

On Saturday, July 28, the 14th Annual Brewers Community Foundation 5K Famous Racing SausagesTMRun/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. for runners (8:15 a.m. for walkers) at the Klement’s Sausage Haus at Miller Park, with all proceeds supporting the programs of Brewers Community Foundation. Participants will receive a t-shirt, Klement’s hot dog, a bottle of Aquafina and a ticket voucher redeemable for one of eight specified regular season games in 2012.

Retro Fridays will be designated for the last home Friday game of every month. They include: April 20 vs. Colorado, May 18 vs. Minnesota, June 29 vs. Arizona, July 27 vs. Washington, August 31 vs. Pittsburgh and September 28 vs. Houston. Kids Autograph Saturdays, which is designated for kids 14 and under, will be held on April 21 vs. Colorado, May 19 vs. Minnesota, June 9 vs. San Diego, July 14 vs. Pittsburgh and August 18 vs. Philadelphia.