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Brewers fans and grounds crew prepare for Thursday's playoff game

Posted at 7:09 PM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 11:14:17-04

While the Brewers wait to find out who they'll go up against in the National League Divisional Series, Miller Park grounds crew is hard at work creating the playoff atmosphere. The five-game series starts on Thursday. 

Grounds Director Michael Boetcher says they're not hiring any more staff to help prep for the games. The crew is pulling out the 'Grow Lights' to help simulate sunlight to shine on the field. They're painting NLDS and the team logo on the grass, as well as, numerous other things to help get the field in tip-top shape.

"We've been preparing for this for months, trying to get the field ready to a point she can take more play here this fall," said Boetcher. 

Boetcher says he's proud of all the hard work everyone at  Miller Park has put in.

While he and everyone else continue to put the finishing touches on the field and the stands, the team store is full of fans buying new gear.

The Shaw family brought their youngest daughter Eloise with them.  Her father Bryan says she's got Brewers Fever. Mom, Rebecca, says Eloise has been coming to games since she was three weeks old.

"Baseball is a family event unlike other sports," said Bryan. "I think you can take your kids to a game at a young age."

The entire family says they're excited for Thursday and to wear their new gear.