Weather Cancels CWS Opening Ceremony

By: Lauren Squires Email
By: Lauren Squires Email

The College World Series Opening Ceremony was cancelled Thursday because of the coming storm. The decision was made almost 2 hours before the start and most fans agreed it was the right choice.

One by one fans piled inside TD Ameritrade Park Thursday night.

“It's been a good crowd. It's been warm today and we have some storms in the area,” said Nate Reilly.

Though most fans were looking for a good seat for opening ceremonies, everyone had their eye on the sky. And so did event coordinators, who cancelled the celebration before the storms rolled through. They were hoping to avoid a similar situation to the CWS storm last year.

“It's not safe to be in there so that was good that they did that,” said Gina Vogt.

The Vogt family was hoping to kick things off like every year. We found them taking shelter across the street.

“I feel bad for the teams, the ones that haven't been here before, they won't be able to do the opening ceremonies,” said Vogt.

“Baseball is baseball. They know that the storms can go away and come back. People wait at baseball games for the rain delay. They are used to that,” said Reilly.

But they're also used to a week of some of the best college baseball. Hopefully mother nature plays nice.

“I just hope that it passes, you know, let the games begin,” said Christian.

The games begin Friday at 4:00 pm.

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