Miller Park's unique dimensions are designed to maximize every aspect of watching - and playing - America's Pastime. Please observe the following ground rules.
The Commissioner's Office has issued the following Universal Ground Rules for use in all Major League ballparks this season. Ground Rules pertaining to individual parks are posted separately in those parks.
Undoubtedly, Miller Park's most unique feature is the roof. The only fan-shaped convertible roof in North America guarantees perfect conditions for every game. The 12,000-ton, seven-panel roof opens and closes almost silently in just 10 minutes.
Three panels, each as big as the roof over the Bradley Center in downtown Milwaukee, move over a fixed panel on the third base side. Two more panels move over a fixed panel on the first base side. The roof panels pivot on a fixed point behind home plate, and are each powered by a 60-horsepower engine, or "bogey," that moves along a semi-circular rail system, or "track beam," about 150-feet above the exterior outfield wall.
Inside, the roof reaches 200 feet above the playing field. Outside, the highest arch towers 30 stories, the newest fixture in Milwaukee's skyline.
The field dimensions, designed with the input of Hall of Famer and Brewers legend Robin Yount, are unique and asymmetrical. Yount said he designed the field to play to what he considers the most exciting play in baseball — a runner trying to stretch a single into a double or a double into a triple.
Field Surface: Grass
Seating Capacity: 41,900
Size of building: 1.2 million square feet or 25 acres
Size of overall site: 265 acres
Span of roof: 600 feet covering 10.5 acres
Height of roof at the peak: 330 feet
Concrete: 70,000 cubic yards
Concrete piers drilled: 321
Steel foundation piles: 1,576
Total weight: 500,000 tons
Weight of roof: 12,000 tons
Structural steel: 24,000 tons
Rebar: 8,500 tons
Sports light fixtures: 650 consuming 969,000 watts of power
Television monitors: 550
Stereo speakers: 2,000
Restrooms: 33 mens, 33 womens
Permanent concession stands: 30
Luxury suites: 65
Number of baseballs to fill Miller Park: 4,655,926,995
Weight of Miller Park: 62,500,000 16-pound bowling balls
Length of handrails at Miller Park: 8,000 baseball bats end-to-end
Size of excavation: 16,500 full dump trucks