Hundreds make trip to Miller Park for La Crosse Area Day
Milwaukee plays host to local baseball fans for 19th year
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WKBT) — The 19th annual La Crosse Area Day was held at Miller Park on Thursday.
Organizers say roughly 1,100 fans from the La Crosse area packed 17 buses and made the trip to Milwaukee for the event.
Before the game began, there was live music, yard games, and ball park food.
The La Crosse County Convention and Visitors Bureau works with the Brewers to set up La Crosse Area Day at Miller Park.
Michelle Hoch of the Bureau says La Crosse Area Day is the Brewer’s largest community event every year.
The Brewers ended up losing the game to the Los Angeles Dodgers, 8-1.
“We said that we’re coming here for La Crosse Area Day and (one of the Miller Park vendors) said I know that group. So even the people in Miller Park that work here know that we’re here. It makes us feel good that we’re making it known that we’re here,” said Hoch.
The La Crosse Coulee Chordsmen kicked things off inside Miller Park with the singing of the national anthem. Local non-profit organization Breasfest La Crosse threw out the first pitch.