(At least during the month of June)
OMAHA, NE. June 13, 2017 – Baseball is in Omaha’s DNA and the month of June is proof. For the next several weeks Omaha will host the NCAA Men’s College World Series, and the Triple Crown SlumpBuster Youth Baseball Tournament.
The College World Series takes place at Omaha’s TD Ameritrade Park, June 16th through June 28th. Opening ceremonies take place Friday night with a team parade through downtown Omaha, an autograph session for fans, and a firework-filled evening at the ballpark. The eight college teams participating this year are California State Fullerton, Florida State, Florida, Louisville, Oregon State, Texas A&M, Texas Christian University (TCU) and Louisiana State University (LSU). The first game is Saturday, June 17 at 2:00 pm. In Omaha since 1950, the College World Series is one of the longest running sporting traditions in the country.
Also in Omaha during the same time, June 13th through June 29th, is the Triple Crown SlumpBuster Tournament, the largest youth baseball tournament in the country. A total of 500 teams from 37 states will be competing. The competition features players aged 9-14 who also get to attend the College World Series when they’re not playing in their tournament. Omaha has partnered with Triple Crown Sports to host this event for the past 15 years,
Omaha is no amateur when it comes to sporting events. In November of this year, Omaha will host the U.S. Olympic Curling Trials. In 2018, the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Sweet 16 will be held in Omaha. In 2020, Omaha will host its fourth consecutive U.S. Olympic Swim Trials, the NCAA Division 1 Women’s Volleyball Championship as well as the first and second round of the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship.
Visit Omaha, also known as the Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau, is the official tourism authority for the City of Omaha.