If you have tickets to a College World Series game the next concern is how to get to TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Even if you don't have reserved parking there are plenty of options.
If you don't want to deal with the traffic and trying to find a parking spot around the stadium, a little planning and leg power could pay off. Bicycles will be available for checkout right next to the stadium.
“We're just trying to let people know bike sharing in downtown Omaha can really do for transportation here,” said Ben Turner with Omaha B-cycle. B-cycle stations are already a fixture at Aksarben Village and UNO. Two are downtown for the College World Series at 13th Street and Mike Fahey Boulevard and 13th and Howard in the Old Market.
“What B-cycle allows you to do is park once and ride around, so in this case you can park in the Old Market and then just ride your bike down here to the game, dock at this station right here and then when you’re done pick a bike back up and ride back to the Old Market,” said Turner.
You can also ride your own bike to the stadium and leave it with the bicycle valet right in front of Green Street Cycles. If a bike doesn't turn your crank, Metro provides a circulator bus route with multiple stops between the stadium and Old Market. Metro also provides stadium express bus service from four locations around the metro that drop you off right across the street from the ballpark.
If you prefer to drive, there are a number of parking garages and lots in the area that will be available on a first come, first served basis. “There are so many places to park, you just have to be patient,” said Renee Gregory of Omaha. “As long as you're patient, you will be fine.”
It costs $6 a day to use the bicycle sharing service as long as you don't have the bike for more than an hour at a time.
Midtown Crossing will again offer fans the convenience of a free event shuttle. "Park the car here at Midtown Crossing, have a drink or something to eat, and we'll get you to the CenturyLink Center and TD Ameritrade Park Omaha on time, no headaches, no hassles," said Molly Skold, vice president of marketing and communications for East Campus Realty, LLC, the Mutual of Omaha subsidiary that owns Midtown Crossing.
For the opening celebration Friday, complimentary shuttle service began at noon. The shuttle will run a continuous loop from Midtown Crossing to the front of the CenturyLink Center approximately every 15-30 minutes. Service will end Friday approximately 60 minutes after the end of the fireworks display.
Starting Saturday, service will begin two hours before each game and end 60 minutes after the last game's final out. The shuttle will again run a continuous loop from Midtown Crossing to the CenturyLink Center approximately every 15-30 minutes.
Fans are encouraged to park in one of Midtown Crossing's two garages (first three hours free) and pick up the shuttle from 31st Avenue and Farnam Street near the Metro bus stop.