The Milwaukee Brewers will take the field later this month as the 2020 season finally gets underway. Although fans can’t be at Miller Park in person due to restrictions stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, their images can be present in the stands instead.
The Brewers “Cutout Crew” – two-foot images of fan likenesses – will join the Bob Uecker “Last Row” statue as a virtual fan base in the upper reaches of Miller Park this season.
To celebrate Uecker’s 50th season as the voice of the Milwaukee Brewers and 65th year in Major League Baseball, the cutouts will be placed in the “Uecker Seats,” near Uecker’s statue, during home games.
“We miss our fans and wanted to come up with a creative way for them to participate in the action this year,” Brewers President of Business Operations Rick Schlesinger said. “While nothing can replace the energy and passion of our loyal fans in the stands, the Cutout Crew is a unique way we can welcome familiar faces for now at Miller Park.”
The Brewers “Cutout Crew” goes on sale at 9 a.m. on Thursday. Each cutout costs $50 with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Brewers Community Foundation. Fans can upload a photo online and the two-foot cutout will be installed in seats either in or adjacent to Section 422 of Miller Park. Games will be broadcast on FOX Sports Wisconsin and fans may catch a glimpse of themselves, and other special cutout guests, cheering on the Brew Crew.
The Uecker Last Row statue was installed in 2014 and pays tribute to the popular Miller Lite “All Stars” ad campaign that featured Uecker’s famous tagline, “I must be in the front row.” In those commercials, Uecker always ended up in the last row — as did this statue. For six years, the statue has sat alone atop Miller Park’s Terrace Level.
Specific directions on securing a seat and uploading a photo are available on brewers.com/cutoutcrew.