Werner Park, home of the Omaha Storm Chasers (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) is undergoing a $2.4 million renovation to make room for Nebraska’s first professional soccer team — the Union Omaha (United Soccer League). Read more here.
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Home of Storm Chasers Getting Upgrades to Make Room for Pro Soccer
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Chasers Announce Exciting Additions to Werner Park
With Opening Day at Werner Park just one week away, the Omaha Storm Chasers (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) have announced the latest additions and enhancements to the ballpark for their upcoming 5th Anniversary Season. Read more and view photos here.
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Chasers Unveil New Party Patio for 2016
PRESS RELEASE – The outfield concourse at Werner Park will receive a Fifth Anniversary facelift. Sun Valley Landscaping, in partnership with the Omaha Storm Chasers, is installing the Sun Valley Party Patio. The new addition will provide a comfortable backyard-themed area for hosting company outings and group picnics during Storm Chasers home games in 2016. A permanent set for Continue reading
Storm Chasers Announce ‘All-Star Week’ Festivities
PRESS RELEASE – The First National Bank 2015 Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 15, is the culmination of several events during “All-Star Week” at Werner Park and in the Omaha Metro July 12-15. Earlier today, the Storm Chasers released the schedule for “All-Star Week” (#ASG15Omaha): Continue reading
Sarpy County Approves New State-of-the-Art Video Display for Werner Park
PRESS RELEASE – The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners voted today to approve the purchase and installation of an LED video display for Werner Park at the Sarpy County Board meeting. Continue reading
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PETA Names Omaha’s Werner Park Most Vegetarian Friendly
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has named Werner Park, home of the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers (Pacific Coast League), its favorite vegetarian-friendly Triple-A ballpark in the country. Read more here.
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Storm Chasers to Host 2015 Triple-A Baseball All-Star Game, Release Logo
PRESS RELEASE – The Omaha Storm Chasers have been selected to host the 28th annual Triple-A Baseball All-Star Game to be held during the week of July 12-15, 2015. The Triple-A All-Star game will take place at Werner Park, and will include several days of exciting events and activities. A committee of nine local business and civic leaders, chaired by Dan O’Neill, president of First National Bank, the event’s Continue reading
Collateral Development Slow Around Sarpy County Ballpark
Werner Park, the second-year home of the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers in Sarpy County, is still surrounded by farm fields, but local officials and developer Roger Langpaul, who donated his family’s land for the project, appear confident that Pennant Place and other commercial development anticipated to help pay for the Stadium will come. Read more and view aerial photo here.
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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Werner Park (Omaha, NE)
Graham Knight from BaseballPilgrimages.com visits Werner Park, home of the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers (Pacific Coast League). As usual, Graham provides a great comprehensive review with a ton of information. Read more and view photos here.
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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Exhibit to be Showcased at Werner Park
PRESS RELEASE – The Omaha Storm Chasers and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum proudly announce that Werner Park will house the NLBM’s Times, Teams & Talent traveling exhibit on the main concourse for eight games from May 17 through May 24. Continue reading
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Omaha’s New Ballparks: Success in 2011, All Eyes on 2012
The two new baseball stadiums in the Omaha (NE) metro had successful inaugural seasons in 2011. Now the operators of TD Ameritrade Park, home of the College World Series in downtown Omaha, and Werner Park, home of the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers (Pacific Coast League) in nearby Sarpy County, must focus on maintaining that momentum going into 2012. Read more here.
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Alan Stein: A Lexington Living Legend
John Clay from the Herald-Leader takes a look at Alan Stein, the visonary in Lexington (KY) who led the effort to build Whitaker Bank Ballpark, formerly Applebee’s Park, home of the Single-A Lexington Legends (South Atlantic League). Stein recently retired as president of the Legends and Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers (Pacific Coast League). Read more here.
Nebraska Tax Commissioner Throws Wrench into Publicly-Financed Projects
According to a recent advisory by the Nebraska state tax commissioner, any property not actually owned by a government entity is subject to property taxes. This presents a serious problem for communities that use nonprofit leasing corporations to issue tax-free bonds to fund capital projects like Omaha’s TD Ameritrade Park and Sarpy County’s Werner Park. Continue reading
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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Werner Park (Papillion, NE)
Digital Ballparks visits Werner Park, the new home for the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers (Pacific Coast League). Read more and view photos here.
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New CWS Ballpark Quiet Now, Pro Ball on Deck for 2012
TD Ameritrade Park, the new home for the College World Series, isn’t quite keeping pace in the ‘filling dates” department with Werner Park, the new home for the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chaser down the road Continue reading
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Weather Tempers Attendance at New Werner Park
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.
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Zoom Into Storm Chasers’ Home Opener
Interested in getting up close and personal with the inaugural Opening Day at Werner Park, home of the Omaha Storm Chasers? Try this zoom-in technology. It’s pretty cool, but nowhere near as zoomy as this scene from the 2010 Presidential Inauguration. Behave yourself at the ballpark, folks — Big Brother could be watching!
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Unique Double-Header Ballpark Openings
The Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers opened the new Werner Park to a sell-out crowd of 6,533 on Saturday, and the new TD Ameritrade Park, home of the College World Series, will open on Tuesday for a college game between Nebraska and Creigton in front of an expected sell-out crowd of 24,000. But will spending nearly $181 million on dual ballparks to Continue reading
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Ballpark ‘Sneak Peek’ Begins Now!
As previously announced, the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers are holding a “Sneak Peek” open house for fans today at the new Werner Park from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We love the new tornado-size clock, which we assume has been fully installed by now. View construction photos here from Feb. 16.
More Than 5,000 Fans Brave Cold for First Look at Werner Park
PRESS RELEASE – Despite temperatures dipping well below the freezing level, more than 5,000 fans packed Werner Park Saturday to visit the new home of the Omaha Storm Chasers for the first time. Continue reading
‘Pennant Place’ Spin Off Development On Deck Near Werner Park
Roger Langpaul, a real estate developer whose wife’s family donated 30-acres of land to Sarpy County for building the new the ballpark for the Omaha Storm Chasers, is pitching a baseball themed commercial development project on a 300-acre site near Werner Park called “Pennant Place.” As envisioned, the spin 0ff commercial development would be a walkable, family-friendly entertainment complex that Continue reading
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Werner Park Public Grand Opening Celebration this Saturday
PRESS RELEASE – Werner Park, home of the Omaha Storm Chasers, will host a public Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, January 22nd from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the club announced Monday. The event will feature free food, prizes, appearances by the Storm Chasers new mascots Stormy and Vortex and the opening of the team’s “Storm Front” gift shop and new ticket office. Continue reading
Sarpy County Approves Cost-Sharing Deal, Papillion City Up Next
A cost-sharing deal between Sarpy County and the City of Papillion to fund Werner Park, the new stadium for the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers (formerly Omaha Royals), has been approved by Sarpy County. Papillion will vote on the agreement next Tuesday. Under the deal, all sales taxes and other taxes from the ballpark and surrounding development will be turned Continue reading