I spent a few days late last week in Omaha, NE, home of the Men's College World Series. I arrived to cloudy skies and temps around 90 degrees. Seven hours later, a cold front passed and the temps were in the low 60's with a 20-25 mph wind. Here is a photo from that night:
The games on Wednesday night were postponed due to the weather.
Thursday morning, Brad Garrison, from Diamond Pro, and I took a 6 mile roundtrip run up the hill to Rosenblatt Stadium. Needless to say, the stadium has seen its better days. Demolition is scheduled for later this year. Below are photos from the main entrance and the scoreboard. The back of the scoreboard is the only sign that this used to be the "Home of the College World Series." I think the new park is a positive move for the CWS, but I wish the architects could have taken some of the old features of Rosenblatt along with the move downtown.
A tale of two ballparks - The 'Blatt has been pushed aside.......
Rosenblatt Stadium was hosting a US Postal Service Rodeo in the parking lot while the new TD Ameritrade Park was hosting over 75,000 fans for 3 games:
Finally, a couple of shots from later in the day on Thursday:
Thanks again to Diamond Pro and Brad Garrison for hosting.
To learn more about Diamond Pro, click HERE.
To learn more about World Series, click HERE.
Go to j-dturf.com to learn more about J&D Turf.