Tigers's first Omaha trip since 2009 means new things for fans
Chris Miller Reporting
It has been four years since the last time the LSU Fighting Tiger baseball team has played in the College World Series. Tiger fans making their first trip to the series since 2009 will find a few changes in Nebraska's largest city.
Probably the most notable change is the new venue for the College World Series. Since 2011, the games have been played at TD Ameritrade Park, moving from it's longtime home at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium where LSU won it's last title.
"24,000 seats, more seats, more legroom, open concourse," said Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau spokeswoman Deborah Ward. "It's within walking distance of fun places like the Old Market entertainment district which is filled with shops and pubs and restaurants and galleries."
Ward says they have also added an inexpensive shuttle service that links it all together: the "Stadium Circulator," a 25-cent one-way fare that began in 2011 with the move to TD Ameritrade Park.
"The Circulator service connects the stadium with downtown hotels, parking lots and garages, and the Old Market entertainment district and other attractions so that's very convenient," Ward said. "CWS Fan Fest outside of the stadium is fun. Kids can do their own home run derby or speed pitch. They can take their picture with the championship trophy."