Fans attending the College World Series come to have a good time and they know that good time will cost them a pretty penny.
The first expense is tickets and if you don’t already have reserve seats, be prepared ready to stand in line each day. “It’s tough, tickets go on sale tomorrow 10 a.m., tickets go on sale on a lottery basis, you gotta line up eight o’clock, around nine, but not guaranteed where you sit,” said Ricky Emlyn of Omaha.
Or you could get general admission tickets. A package of 10 cost $80. Drew Kamp of Omaha is one of the lucky ones, he has reserved seat tickets. "I think it’s a fair price, especially for the venue and the environment.”
Reserved seats for a family for four will cost you about $120. If you have tickets then you'll need gear to cheer on your favorite team and that means a stop at the Dugout. “We got everything for CWS fans, team shirts all 19.99, we have College World Series hats, all different kinds for 19.99."
Amy Worthmann dressed up two kids for the series. “We bought some hats, they were 25 apiece, we bought shirts, they were about 20 apiece.”
If mom and dad want some gear, multiply by two, about $180 for gear. And now you have to park. If you park in lots around the ballpark you get a deal, only $10. Look for that to double if you find closer parking or park in other lots.
If the kids get hungry hold onto your wallet. Four dollars for a bottled water, $2 for chips and $4 for a soda. Check out the $13 Reuben sausage. Maybe the whole family can share this thing. If you lost count, that’s about $350 for one game for a family of four and that’s taking it easy at the concession stand.