Experienced tailgaters at Miller Park in Milwaukee have been known to bring their own portable commode with them to the parking lot. As of this season, though, the Brewers will no longer allow that practice.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Waste Management, the company that has the sanitation contract with the Brewers, owns the more than 100 bathroom locations available to fans in the parking lots around Miller Park. There are also bathroom facilities at the Klement’s Sausage Haus and at Helfaer Field, both of which are located just outside the Miller Park parking lot.
But when large crowds gather at Brewers games, bathroom lines undoubtedly follow. The additional wait time for the restroom has motivated some fans to take matters into their own hands, hiring outside vendors to bring personal portable bathrooms in. According to the report in the JS, that act violates the agreement Waste Management has with the Brewers.
“If you want your own, you can’t work through a different vendor,” Brewers spokesman Tyler Barnes told the paper. The Brewers do allow large, organized groups of fans to rent portable bathrooms through Waste Management. What’s more, the company will also provide cleanup for the rentals. For fans bringing their own portable bathroom, the park runs the risk they may not be as diligent in that last detail.
So as another season gets under way, Brewers fans are encouraged to attend and celebrate their team — but they should leave the potties at home.