Lambert Bartak, the long-time organist at Rosenblatt Stadium, passed away on Sunday. Bartak’s passing at age 94 came three years after he played “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” for College World Series fans for the last time, in the event’s final year at Rosenblatt. Read more and view photos here.
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The News & Observer staff columnist Luke DeCock lays blame on TD Ameritrade Park for the lack of home runs in the College World Series tournament. While proclaiming the stadium has damaged the CWS, DeCock admits TD Ameritrade was built with the same dimensions as old Rosenblatt Stadium, and the NCAA tweaked college bats two years ago to mimic their less powerful wooden counterparts. Read more here.
The Omaha Zoo on Friday held a ceremony unveiling the new “Johnny Rosenblatt’s Infield at the Zoo,” a memorial paying tribute to the stadium that played host to the College World Series for 60 years and the Triple-A Omaha Royals (Pacific Coast League). Read more and view photo gallery here. View Action 3 News photo gallery here.
Twenty-five pounds of explosives were ignited Wednesday morning to bring down the press box at Rosenblatt Stadium, the former home of the College World Series and Triple-A Omaha Royals. Demolition of the ballpark began last month. Read more and watch explosion here.
The demolition of Rosenblatt Stadium, the former home of the College World Series and Triple-A Omaha Royals, is now underway. The ballpark will face more of a surgical dismantling, rather than a big wrecking ball, because Rosenblatt was built with so much steel. Anderson Excavating has six months to finish the job. Read more and view video report here.
Rosenblatt Stadium, former home of the College World Series and the Triple-A Omaha Royals (Pacific Coast League) is going bye-bye, but 20,000 feet of seating at the old ballpark will live on at the football field at Saint Albert School in Council Bluffs (IA). Read more here.
The South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the Florida Gators this evening to win back-to-back College World Series titles. The primary historical significance here from our persepctive? The Gamecocks retired Rosenblatt Stadium last year and christened the new TD Ameritrade Park this year. Now that’s extra icing on the championship cake for the Gamecocks baseball program.
While the per game average attendance (to date) for the Omaha Storm Chasers (formerly Omaha Royals) has improved from 3,258 last year at Rosenblatt Stadium to 4,179 this year at the new Werner Park, the crummy weather has certainly put a damper on the level of attendance we would expect for a Triple-A club in a new stadium. We’ll see how things pan out when the weather warms up. Read more here.
Rosenblatt Stadium came alive again on Friday night, when a sellout ground of 23,067 watched the inaugural Omaha Nighthawks from the United Football League defeat the Hartford Colonials 27-26. The Nighthawks will play three more home games at Rosenblatt this season. Read more here. Watch news clips here and here.
Kendall Rogers, college baseball editor for Yahoo! Sports and Rivals.com takes a look at the top 10 things we will miss about Omaha’s Rosenblatt Stadium. Read more here.
The College World Series era at Rosenblatt Stadium came to a close last night, as the University of South Carolina Gamecocks finished off the UCLA Bruins to win their first College World Series championship. After 60 years at Rosenblatt, the CWS now moves on to $130 million TD Ameritrade Park in downtown Omaha (NE). Read more here.