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Miller Park - Milwaukee
Miller Park is a baseball stadium located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is home to the Milwaukee Brewers and was built as a replacement for Milwaukee County Stadium. The title sponsor is the Miller Brewing Company.
The park is located just Southwest of the intersection of I-94, US-41, and Miller Park Way (W-341).
Miller Park was built with $310 million of public funds, which was controversial, due to the unpopular notion of using public funds for a privately owned sports team. Construction was subject to numerous delays. Groundbreaking took place on November 9, 1996, in a parking lot behind County Stadium. Construction had already been slowed, and the originally planned opening date of Opening Day 1999 had already been pushed back, until it was delayed even further after three construction workers were killed in an accident. The massive Lampson Transi-lift crane 3 (nicknamed "Big Blue"), brought in to build the roof, collapsed while lifting a 400 ton roof section on July 14, 1999. The stadium did not open until Opening Day 2001.