Afternoon Sports Brief - Lambeau Field tour of south end zone expansionWisconsin Sports
-- Lambeau Field Board members and reporters get a tour of the stadium's renovations Wednesday.
Lambeau Field Board members and reporters get a tour of the stadium's renovations Wednesday. The group got a glimpse of a highlight reel one of the new 48 by 108 foot scoreboard screens. They also got the first tour of the south end zone expansion where 7,000 seats are being added. It was work in progress for the premium rooftop viewing area where 500 ticketholders can enjoy the game. Board officials say the stadium's work is on schedule and no major injuries have occurred during construction.
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is trying to earn his 5th straight starting assignment for the National League in the MLB All Star game in Kansas City next month. When Major League Baseball released its final balloting update Tuesday, Braun ranked third among National League outfielders with 3,168,617 votes. The top three vote getters are named starters for the game July 10th at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. Matt Kemp of the LA Dodgers led all NL outfielders, followed by Carlos Beltran. Braun surpassed Melky Cabrera of the Giants and will try to hang on to that spot. Voting closes at 10:59pm central time tonight and the Brewers are doing everything they can to encourage fans to “Vote Braun”. That effort includes passing out placards and T-shirts, encouraging Brewers fans to vote at MLB.com. Results will be announced Sunday at noon on TBS.
The Brewers have the day off after salvaging a series in Cincinnati last night. The crew finished strong with an 8-4 finish after dropping the first two games. They start a series against the Diamondbacks tomorrow. The Diamondbacks are second best in walks allowed in the league at 2.6 per game. The Brewers are second worst in the league in giving up hits, allowing 9.3 per game.