New CWS deal with Omaha for 25 years

You thought 20 years was good?

How does 25 sound?

Officials spearheading Omaha’s ballpark effort announced that the College World Series will stay in Omaha for the next quarter of a century. That comes after last week’s news that the tournament will be here “at least 20 years,” starting in 2011.

Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey received a memorandum of understanding this morning signed by NCAA President Myles Brand that lays out the major aspects of the formal CWS contract that is expected to be inked next month.

The agreement means that Omaha’s signature event will be played at a new 24,000-seat downtown stadium through at least 2035. The series will remain at Rosenblatt Stadium through 2010.

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD: College World Series commits for 25 years