Thousands of Tigers fans will flock to Omaha for the College World Series as the Bayou Bengals are in the C-W-S for the first time since 2017. Executive Director of Visit Omaha Deborah Ward says there’s plenty to do besides the game.
“The ballpark name has changed.It’s in the same location but it use to be TD AmeriTrade Park but now it’s Charles Schwab Field. We got a new luminarium on the riverfront, a new music venue, but the Old Market is still there going strong.”
There are lots of great options for dining and a vibrant downtown scene. Eight teams including LSU will compete in Omaha, which gets underway Friday and runs through June 26. Ward says Omaha will be the baseball capitol of the world.
“We also host close to 700 youth baseball teams from 40 states. They’re going to be playing more than 26 hundred games on fields throughout the metro area. So we’re just baseball, baseball, baseball all the time during this period.”
Omaha is famous for steak, one of the best zoos in the world, and the Reuben sandwich. Ward says the city is excited to welcome Tiger fans but there’s also a change in baseball…
“Thursday is the open practice where fans can come and watch their teams practice. And Friday we start the games. That’s another difference you know. Games use to start on Saturday but now they start on Friday.”
The Tigers are playing in the College World Series for the 19th time in the school’s history.