May 1, 2008


College World Series to remain in Omaha


The NCAA and the city of Omaha have reached an agreement that will keep the College World Series in Omaha through at least 2030.


The College World Series has been in Omaha since 1950. The city plans to construct a new downtown ballpark to replace 60-year-old Rosenblatt Stadium. The city was looking for an extension of the current contract, which runs through 2010.


The new stadium will have 24,000 seats. The $140 million stadium is expected to open in 2011. It could also be the home of the Omaha Royals, the AAA affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, and Creighton University.


The contract is expected to be signed prior to the June 14 start of the 2008 College World Series.