How to Watch Batting Practice at American Family Field [Milwaukee Brewers]


Watching batting practice gives fans an opportunity to see players up close and personal. Some players use this time to sign autographs and interact with fans. But what about Milwaukee Brewers games at American Family Field? Can you watch batting practice at American Family Field?

Yes, you can watch batting practice at American Family Field, although it’s worth noting that batting practice begins prior to the stadium gates opening, so fans will only be able to see part of batting practice. The official time that Milwaukee Brewers batting practice is held can change, but in general, you can expect batting practice to begin roughly two and a half hours before game time. Typically, batting practice lasts 45-50 minutes per team.

The Brewers will take batting practice first, since they are the home team. After that, the visiting team will take their batting practice. The length of batting practice can fluctuate day-to-day, but most teams stick to normal routines as much as possible.

Because American Family Field gates usually only open 90 minutes prior to game time, the Brewers are often done with batting practice by the time fans can enter the stadium. When fans enter, the road team will be on the field taking their portion of batting practice.

So while you can watch batting practice, you may not be able to actually see the Brewers take batting practice. Although batting practice is usually held, it is worth noting that there can be occasional exceptions due to weather or other circumstances.

***Sportsfanfocus.com has no affiliation with the Milwaukee Brewers or MLB. This article is to serve as a helpful resource for fans trying to attend American Family Field. For all official information, we encourage you to contact the Brewers directly. This is where you can view the contact information for the Brewers (parking info).

Milwaukee Brewers Batting Practice Time

Can You Watch Batting Practice at American Family Field?

Yes, you can watch batting practice at American Family Field. As we discussed above, the official time that Milwaukee Brewers batting practice is held can change, but in general, you can expect batting practice to begin roughly two and a half hours before game time.

The Milwaukee Brewers will take batting practice first, since they are the home team. After that, the visiting team will take their batting practice. The length of batting practice can fluctuate day-to-day, but batting practice usually lasts 45-50 minutes per team.

Again, because American Family Field gates usually only open 90 minutes prior to game time, the Brewers are often done with batting practice by the time fans can enter the stadium. When fans enter, the road team will be on the field taking their portion of batting practice.

So, the main takeaway is that even though, yes, fans are allowed to enter the stadium early to watch batting practice at American Family Field, because the gates only open 90 minutes hours prior to first pitch, the home-team portion of batting practice will usually be concluded when fans can enter the stadium.

What Time do Gates Open for Batting Practice at American Family Field?

American Family Field gates open 90 minutes prior to game time (source). As we discussed earlier, this gate-opening time means that the home portion of batting practice will almost always be concluded when fans can enter the stadium.

When American Family Field gates open, the road team will be on the field taking batting practice. For more information on stadium gates, visit our American Family Field Gate & Parking Guide.

Do You Need a Ticket for Batting Practice at American Family Field?

You will, of course, need a game ticket to be able to enter American Family Field and watch batting practice, but you don’t need an additional ticket to be able to watch batting practice.

If you need tickets for an upcoming Milwaukee Brewers game, you can read more by visiting our article that discusses buying Brewers tickets at the stadium.


Other Things to do Besides Watching Batting Practice at American Family Field

Milwaukee is a great American city that has many things to offer and is often referred to as the home of beer. Milwaukee has many breweries, hence the name for its MLB franchise being the Brewers. There are many other things to do in and around the stadium though than just checking out all the beer.

Bud Selig Museum 

Our top attraction recommendation at American Family Field is the Selig Experience. Located on American Family Field’s Loge Level in the left-field corner, this exhibit pays homage to former Brewers owner and Commissioner Emeritus Allan H. (Bud) Selig. You will find stunning visuals in a multimedia presentation that outlines all Bud Selig did for the Brewers and the game of baseball.

The 1,400 square foot experience also holds authentic artifacts, photographs, and detailed histories of Selig’s time owning the Brewers. You can even have a 3D experience with Bud Selig himself.

Other Attractions Outside of American Family Field

The Harley Davidson museum is a popular attraction for all members of the family. The museum is about 2.3 miles away, so if you want you can walk to it. The museum features a vast collection of motorcycles and memorabilia. There is also a 3-D experience and dining if you want to get something to eat.

Another family attraction nearby is the Milwaukee County Zoo. The museum is home to over 2,200 animals and 330 species. There is an aquatic and reptile center along with habitats from all over the world. The museum does cost money and is recommended you get tickets ahead of time. The zoo is about 4 miles away, so you would probably need to drive.

Joshua Lloyd

Joshua is lead content creator for basketball and golf at Sports Fan Focus. Golf is a passion of his and he enjoys both playing and watching golf in his spare time. To read more about Joshua, visit the SFF About Us page.

Recent Posts