Omaha is a golden ticket to see some of the country’s best athletes compete for greatness. Every June, top college baseball teams take the road to Omaha for the NCAA Men’s College World Series. This bucket list event has called Omaha home for more than 60 years, and college baseball fans turn the downtown area into a tailgating hub. In the fall, Omaha wrangles the top cowboys for the AKSARBEN Stock Show and Rodeo. It’s a four-day western celebration featuring CINCH The World’s Toughest Rodeo. Bull, saddle bronc and bareback riding promise plenty of thrills and spills. Possibly the ultimate display of competitive spirit between rider and horse takes place during The International, Omaha’s world-class indoor jumping and dressage competition. The popularity of The International has awarded Omaha as host of the 2017 FEI World Cup Jumping & FEI World Cup Dressage Finals. Past host cities have included Amsterdam, Geneva and Las Vegas – Now Omaha takes the reins. Competitive horses continue to impress at Horsemen's Park. Considered one of the finest simulcast facilities around, it's a fun place to watch and wager on horse racing from top tracks across the country.
Omaha’s resume is filled with impressive sporting events, including the U.S. Senior Open, NCAA Basketball, Volleyball and Wrestling Championships, U.S. Speed Skating, FIVB and NORCECA Women’s International Volleyball, the National Veterans Wheelchair games, and the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials (2008, 2012 and 2016).