College baseball said goodbye to a grand old stadium when the last out was recorded in Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium at the 2010 Men’s College World Series in Omaha.
This year’s event bridged the nostalgia of the past 6 0 years at Rosenblatt to the excitement of the CWS transitioning to its new home at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in 2011.
Omaha has hosted the CWS every year since 1950, and the decision to build a state-of-the-art stadium in downtown secured a 25-year agreement that the Division I Baseball Championship will continue to be played in the city.
“We often associate the venue with the event, and it’s good when those things blend together,” said Dennie Poppe, the NCAA vice president for Division I baseball and football. “But this is really about Omaha being more synonymous with the event than the venue. It was a tough decision, but for the future of the championship, it had to be made.”http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/pub ... s+new+stop