Yesterday morning, historic Rosenblatt Stadium was imploded with 25 pounds of explosives in 103 different locations as the press box came down. You can check out video of the implosion below. Continue reading
Last year, we posted a three part video from Cal-State Fullerton Sports Information Director Mike Greenlee and Cal-State Fullerton Photographer Matt Brown about the closure of Rosenblatt Stadium. They took a look back at some of the best memories and moments at the ballpark plus looking forward to new TD Ameritrade Stadium which opens up the CWS this weekend. You can check out the full three part video below. Continue reading
The Omaha World-Herald is reporting that a committee to review whether to build a new stadium in Omaha has past the first major hurdle. The seven member committee decided on some parking lots near the Qwest Center in Omaha to be the place where the new stadium would be built. They looked at renovating Rosenblatt Stadium but say that it is not possible due to logistics which will come out in the coming weeks. The full report is available here.
Months of negotiations remain to hash out the details of a new downtown home for the College World Series, but Omaha’s mayor said Friday that the plan offers a “historic” chance to keep the championship in Omaha through 2030.
A plan to build a new ballpark north of the Qwest Center Omaha won the NCAA’s blessing Friday, and city officials said they hope to finalize the stadium’s design and financing plans by Jan. 1.
“This is a critical step in what is still a very long process. Now we can get to work on the details requested by the NCAA,” Mayor Mike Fahey said.
Fahey’s goal is a downtown home for the CWS by 2011.
Dennis Poppe, the NCAA’s senior director for baseball and football, said: “We have a sense of direction, and we are moving forward.”
Opponents of moving the CWS from its home at Rosenblatt Stadium said they are not giving up.