Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Today in 1914 - Athletic Park "All Dressed Up"

As Milwaukee fans were counting down the days on their calendar to April 14th's Opening Day, the ballpark's keepers were busy making preparations of their own.

Milwaukee Journal columnist William Wallace Rowland, writing under his pen name "Brownie", gave the "bugs" this preview of changes to come at the ballpark:



The Brewers are going to have a big league opening when they meet St. Paul at Athletic park next Tuesday.

That is, there is going to be music, but so far no speech-making has appeared on the program. According to the present plans, there will be a parade of the band down town and following the plans of last season, the games will be called at 3 o'clock on week days and 2:30 on Sundays.

There have been several new improvements made in the park, which it is expected will meet with the approval of the fans. The ticket offices at Eighth-st have been moved in closer to the stands, which will make it possible for lines to be formed without going onto the street. New seats have been added to the grandstand and bleachers.

However, the most noticeable improvement which had been made in the park will probably be the new entrance and exit which has been put in on the Seventh-st end of the grandstand.

Another improvement this season will be in the matter of rain checks, which will be attached to each grandstand ticket.

The management announces that their policy of last season in regard to ladies will be the same his season. During week days the fair fans will be admitted to the grandstand for a quarter, while on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, the charge will be the same as for the men.
A lot to look forward to, as the Brewers began their quest for a second straight American Association pennant.

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