Visit the College World Series

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For baseball fans, the College World Series is one of the most exciting times of the year. Held in Omaha, Nebraska each June, the College World Series is the peak of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Baseball Championship tournament and features 64 teams in the first round, which ultimately determines the NCAA Division I college baseball champion. Whether you’re an avid baseball fan or a casual spectator, the excitement of attending the College World Series will make you want to search for Omaha houses for sale to get closer to the action.

History of the College World Series 

The College World Series has been held in Omaha, Nebraska since 1950. From 1950 to 2010, the event was held at Rosenblatt Stadium, until being moved to the TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in 2011. Earlier tournaments in 1947 and 1948 were held Hyames Field in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Wichita, Kansas’s Lawrence Stadium in 1949. In 2009, it was announced that the NCAA and College World Series of Omaha, Inc. had signed a 25-year contract extension, which would keep the College World Series in Omaha through 2035.

How it Works 

As mentioned earlier, the Division I Baseball Championship tournament features 64 teams in the first round. Then, the final eight teams will go on to participate in the College World Series. The eight teams are then split into two, four-team double-elimination brackets, with the winners of each bracket then going on to play in a best-of-three championship series. 

Previous Winners 

While many teams have won the College World Series over the years, there are a few teams that stand out as repeat winners. A few recurring College World Series champions include: 

  • Texas Longhorns 
  • USC Trojans 
  • ASU Sun Devils 
  • Miami Hurricanes 
  • Arizona Wildcats 
  • LSU Tigers 
  • Oklahoma State Cowboys 
  • Stanford Cardinal 
  • Cal State Fullerton Titans 
  • South Carolina Gamecocks 

If You Decide to Attend 

If you decide to attend the College World Series, there are a few things you should know when planning your trip. One of the most important things to take care of ahead of time is your travel arrangements. Traveling to and from Omaha each June can be hectic due to the traffic the College World Series tends to bring, so be sure to make travel arrangements ahead of time and determine whether you will be flying, driving, or taking another mode of transportation to get there. Hotel accommodations can also become expensive during this time, which is why many people have started using alternative arrangements like Airbnb. Lastly, be sure to give yourself enough time to purchase your tickets, as tickets can be scarce right before the event. Most importantly, be sure to have fun and make tons of fun memories along the way.


Written by J.C.

 

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