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All times Central
June 14 – Opening Celebration Day
9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Open Team practices
10 a.m.-9 p.m.: Fan Fest
8:30-10 p.m.: Opening Ceremonies
June 15-Monday, June 18
1-8 p.m.: Fan Fest
4 p.m.: Game 1
8 p.m.: Game 2
8 a.m.-Noon: NCAA Youth Clinics
Tuesday, June 19 – Wednesday, June 20
4:30-7 p.m.: Fan Fest
7 p.m.: Game 1
Thursday, June 21 – Friday, June 22
1-8 p.m.: Fan Fest
4 p.m.: Game 1
8 p.m.: Game 2
Sunday, June 24
9 a.m.: Road to Omaha Run (5K Run/Walk)
Sunday, June 24 – Tuesday June 26
4:30-7 p.m.: Fan Fest
7 p.m.: CWS Finals
See the complete fan schedule here.
Ticket resale: Tickets may not be resold for more than face value on the grounds of TD Ameritrade Park, or within a ½ mile radius of the stadium. The Omaha Police Department will be actively enforcing all scalping laws.
Reserved tickets for games 1-14 show a face value of $28, $29 or $30.
Reserved tickets for the finals show a face value of $33, $34 or $35.
Reserved seats: A limited number of reserved seats will be available for purchases on game days at the TD Ameritrade Park box office beginning at 10 a.m. Reserved ticket-holders may enter through any gate.
General admission: General admission tickets are nonguaranteed, first-come, first-served seats in the right outfield and left outfield bleachers in sections 125-136. GA tickets are not designated for a specific game or date. As long as the ticket holder arrives early enough to be seated, the tickets are good for all games, including finals games. If the GA section is filled to capacity, the gates will close.
On doubleheader days, all fans are required to leave the stadium after the first game. GA ticket holders planning on attending both games will be required to use a new GA ticket and stand in line for re-entry.
GA ticket entrances are at Gate 3 (center field) and Gate 4 (right field).
General admission ticket prices: $80 per book (10 tickets per book) and $11 for single-game tickets sold at the box office during the CWS.
Box office hours: Open at 10 a.m. each day a game is scheduled.
Parking and transportation
No overnight parking will be allowed in TD Ameritrade Park parking lots. Parking lots will close 90 minutes after the last game of the day. Any vehicles left overnight will be towed at the owner's expense.
TD Ameritrade Park: One the TD Ameritrade Park/CenturyLink Center campus, there are about 800 parking stalls available for public use and for those with ADA needs. Public parking in Lots A, E and G are available on a first-come, first-served bases at a cost of $10 per vehicle. Lot A will be available only the first weekend due to the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials. There will be no charge for ADA parking. A limited number of ADA parking stalls are also available in Lot B and will be offered to the public daily at no charge. These lots will be open at 8 a.m. on the CWS game days and will close 90 minutes after the event. Tailgating is permitted in all TD Ameritrade Park/CenturyLink Center lots. Tailgate festivities cannot extrend into additional parking stalls and no tents may be staked into the ground. Find more tailgating information at NCAA.com/CWS.
Creighton University: Creightion will have about 1,000 parking stalls available for event parking in lots along Cuming Street from 19th to 25th Streets, and at a lot at 16th and Mike Fahey Streets. The spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served bases with fees starting at $10. These lots will open three hours before the first game and close 90 minutes after the day's final game. Tailgating will be permitted, but no motor homes or recreational vehicles will be admitted. Lots will be patrolled during evening sessions.
City of Omaha: The city has surface lots and garages offering between 1,000 and 4,500 stalls depending on the time of day. Find a complete list of available lots at omaha.centralparking.com. Public parking in these locations is available on a first-come, first-served basis at various prices. No tailgating is permitted in any city-owned surface lot or garage.
ADA pickup/drop off: You may be dropped off near the corners of 12 and Mike Fahey Streets. In addition, Metro buses are ADA-accessible and will be loading and unloading near the stadium and offering service throughout the CWS.
Circulator buses: The Metro bus system will stop at more than 20 locations throughout the downtown area and drop fans near the stadium. The circulator is scheduled to stop at each location at 10-minute intervals for a fare of 25 cents. It will run continuously from 90 minutes before each game until 90 minutes after the last game. See the stops in the fan guide here.
Stadium Express: The Metro Stadium Express offers park-and-ride services to and from the stadium. Pickup/drop off is located on 13th Street between Cuming and Mike Fahey Streets. Stops are at Carol Hotel, 118th and M. Streets, 72nd and Grover Streets, 72nd and Spring Streets, Crossroads Mall, Westroads Mall, Bakers at American Plaza in Bellevue, and Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs. Prices are $3 one-way and $6 for a two-ride event pass. Find more route and time information at ometro.com.
Bikes, motorcycles: The city is offering dedicated parking for motorcycles and bicycles. Motorcycle parking is available on Mike Fahey Street, between 14th and 15th Streets. If you ride a bicycle, free valet service is available on Mike Fahey Street between 13th and 14th Streets.
Gates open two hours in advance of game time (parking lots open at 8:00 a.m.)
Anyone needing to leave the stadium and then re-enter will be screened again before being allowed back into the stadium.
TD Ameritrade Park Omaha is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the park. Smoking areas are at Gates 2 and 3.
Items prohibited at TD Ameritrade Park: Bottles, cans, food or drink coolers, outside food or drink (20-ounce or smaller empty, clear plastic bottles will be allowed for water), large bags, backpacks, Frisbees, beach balls, large umbrellas, laser pointers, artificial noisemakers, fireworks, illegal drugs or alcohol, weapons of any kind (including lawfully concealed firearms), commercial signs or banners without the prior approval of TD Ameritrade Park, any item deemed to challenge public safety.
Cameras: Cameras are permitted for still photography and video for personal use, but lens length must be shorter than approximately one inch, and no additional detachable lenses are permitted.
Search: All packages brought into the park are subject to search and seizure.
People eating ice cream cones from Zesto during the College World Series are nearly as ubiquitous as people wearing baseball caps. And now that the local favorite has a downtown location, we decided to do a comparison between the new outlet near TD Ameritrade Park and the old one near the soon-to-be-gone Rosenblatt Stadium. Read on to find what you can eat at the two locations and learn what's different at each one.
North Downtown Zesto
610 N.12th St.
Diners can get only Zesto ice cream treats at a walk-up window on the south side of the new Blatt Beer and Table restaurant. Two long picnic tables are outside the window under a tent. On a sweltering Thursday around lunchtime, many people walked around with half-melted cones and giant cups of ice cream.
The window offers four items:
» Ice cream cones in vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and twist in two sizes: regular, $2.50; and large, $3.50. Sprinkle or crunch topping is available for $.50 more.
» Vanilla, chocolate, strawberry or hot fudge shakes, $3.75 for a regular size and $4.50 for a large
» Vanilla, chocolate, strawberry or hot fudge malts, $4.25 for a regular size and $5 for a large
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» Astros — Zesto's version of a Blizzard — with mix-in choices of Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, Oreo or M&Ms. One size only, $5.25
South Omaha Zesto
3901 S. 13th St.
The original College World Series favorite, the South Omaha Zesto offers a wider variety of ice cream treats and a full fast-food menu. The walk-in store has a number of tables and bench seating outside, as well as a designated parking lot. On Thursday, lots of CWS fans seemed to have made their way to the restaurant for a midday snack. We tried a cone and a cheeseburger.
Selected items from the food menu:
Cheeseburger, $3.75, or cheeseburger with fries $5.75; deluxe cheeseburger, $5.75, with fries $7.75; double deluxe cheeseburger, $7.75; footlong hot dog, $4.50, footlong with fries, $6.50.
The menu also has chicken strips, a chicken sandwich, a pizza burger, a pork tenderloin and an Italian sausage with peppers.
Ice cream menu:
Shakes and malts come in many additional flavors, including pineapple, butterscotch, marshmallow and cherry, among others. The malts and shakes come in four sizes: Kids shakes are $2.25 and malts $2.50; small shakes are $3 and malts are $3.25; medium shakes are $3.50 and malts are $3.75; large shakes are $4 and malts are $4.25.
Astros come in more flavors, too, and choices include Twix, Heath, Snickers and cookie dough, among others. There are also more sizes. Kids are $2.50, small is $3.50, medium is $4 and large is $4.50.
Cones come in the same flavors and also are available in four sizes: kids $1, small $1.50, medium, $1.75 and large, $2.25. Waffle cones are available in one size for $3.75 each.
Canned beer also is available at the stand for $3.
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