BY MICHAEL LEESE
Before the games begin
I highly recommend attending both the fan fest and the opening day ceremonies on Friday, June 13th. This is a blast, and it gives everyone a chance to get up close and personal with the teams. All day long, the NCAA Fan Fest presented by Capital One plays host to many interactive events that kids will love, including Home Run Derby and Speed Pitching. There are games and events for adults, and a variety of offerings from corporate sponsors. As part of the Opening Celebration, there are many free activities, including player autograph sessions on the concourse level, team batting practice sessions open to the public starting at 9 a.m., and the in-stadium Opening Ceremonies which start at about 8:30 p.m. The Opening Ceremonies features the Parade of Teams, celebrating all the student-athletes that have made it to the College World Series, concluding with the best fireworks show Omaha has to offer. It’s a day you should not miss.
How to get in the game –
First and foremost, be aware that General Admission tickets do not guarantee admission to any specific game. There are 5,500 General Admission Seats is available, and fans are seated first-come, first-served, and they will fill-up for games in high demand. It is recommended that you get to the stadium at least two-hours before game time, which is when the gates open. These seats are all outfield bleacher seats.
Reserved tickets will be available at the box office every day there is a game. The box office opens at 10:00 a.m. daily, but you’ll want to be there at 9 a.m. when a random drawing for placement in line is held. This process helps to alleviate having to camp-out early to secure your place in line.
There are also tickets available on the secondary market, and the sponsor of our blog BOWLJET.com, has tickets available through online and through it’s partners, and BOWLJET stands behind those tickets 100 percent. Also, a link to the official package is below and can be found on the BOWLJET.com website. Again, remember that General Admission seating does not guarantee you entry into a specific game.
Tomorrow – What else to do!