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TRAFFIC, PARKING, ETC.

Navigating the CWS

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Traffic

» The Omaha Police Department asks drivers to be patient and allow extra time when coming and going from the CWS.

Road restrictions

» The northbound lane of 12th Street will be restricted to vehicles with Lot B passes or handicap tags.

» Mike Fahey Street westbound from 10th to 13th Streets will be closed for CWS Fan Fest and drop-off for fans with disabilities.

» Traffic restrictions will be in place on Cuming Street between 10th and 16th Streets.

» One eastbound lane will be closed on Capitol Avenue from 14th to 13th Streets due to building construction. This could slow traffic for people coming off the eastbound off ramp from Interstate 480.

Parking

TD Ameritrade Park

There are 800 parking stalls near the park. Lots A (behind the CenturyLink Center on Riverfront Drive), E (at the intersection of Davenport and 10th Streets) and G (at the intersection of 10th Street and Capitol Avenue) offer first-come, first-served parking for $10 per vehicle.

Lots open at 8 a.m. and close 90 minutes after the last game of the day. Vehicles left in the lots will be towed at the owner's expense.

Creighton University

The university offers about 1,000 parking stalls. Lots are along Cuming Street from 19th to 25th Streets as well as at the intersection of 16th and Mike Fahey Streets. Fees range from $10 to $15 per vehicle.

Lots open three hours before the first game and close 90 minutes after the final game.

City lots

The City of Omaha offers about 4,500 parking stalls. Parking lots are scattered around downtown. Complete listing.

Parking tips

» Valuables should either be taken inside the ballpark or left at home, not in a vehicle.

» Motorcycle parking is on Mike Fahey Street, between 14th and 15th Streets.

» Fans with disabilities can be picked up and dropped off near the corner of 12th and Mike Fahey Streets.

» Limited handicapped parking is available in TD Ameritrade Park's Lot B, located at 12th and Cass Streets.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Tailgating

» Tailgating is allowed in parking lots around the ballpark and in Creighton's lots. No tailgating is allowed in city lots.

» Tailgaters should keep their property close to their cars and out of high-traffic areas or neighbors' parking stalls.

Alcohol

» Open containers of alcohol are not allowed in public areas. Omaha police received a $17,764 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety to patrol around the ballpark to look for open containers and minors in the possession of alcohol.

» Intoxicated fans won't be allowed into the stadium and will be ejected during games.

Mass transit

Metro circulator bus

» The Metro bus system will make 21 stops in the downtown area to pick up fans and drop them near the stadium. Buses will circulate in a rectangle along Cuming, 10th, Jackson and 16th Streets on game days. The buses will run 90 minutes before the first game and run continuously until 90 minutes after the last game. A bus should arrive at each stop every 10 minutes. The cost is 25 cents per ride.

Metro stadium express

» Metro transit will offer four park-and-ride locations around the metro area. People can park at: Bellevue Baker's, 801 Galvin Road, south lot; Carol Hotel rear lot, 4888 S. 118th St.; Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Lots C1 and C3; and Westroads Mall parking lot north of Dick's Sporting Goods, 102nd and Nicholas Streets. The cost is $3 for a one-way ticket or $6 for a round-trip.

Buses will leave the park-and-ride locations 90 minutes before each game and drop fans off where their cars are parked after each game. More information.

Midtown Crossing shuttle

» A free shuttle will run during the CWS between Midtown Crossing, near the Metro bus stop at 31st Avenue and Farnam Street, and the CenturyLink Center.

Service begins at noon Friday and will make a continuous loop until an hour after the end of the fireworks display.

On game days, the service will run the continuous loop from two hours before the first game until an hour after the final game.

Fans can park at one of Midtown Crossing's garages. The first three hours are free, then $1 for each additional hour, with a maximum fee of $6.

Foot traffic

» People looking for downtown attractions can find their way around using 88 color-coded signs, part of the Downtown Omaha Wayfinding Project.

» Downtown ambassadors (wearing red shirts) will be on duty during the series to help fans find their way around downtown.

Bicycles

» Bicyclists can use a free valet service on Mike Fahey Street between 13th and 14th Streets. Bike racks are also scattered throughout downtown.

» Those without a bike can rent one from B-Cycle. The bike-share system has installed two temporary stations downtown — one next to the valet bike corral and the other at 13th and Howard Streets — for public use during the CWS. Twenty bikes will be available to rent.

AT THE BALLPARK

Tickets

» Box office opens at 10 a.m., each game day. Don't line up early; a 9 a.m. drawing determines each person's spot in line.

» A limited number of reserved seats are available for purchase on game day.

» Re-entry is allowed with reserved seats, but not with general admission tickets.

» Scalping around TD Ameritrade Park is illegal. Tickets can't be resold for more than face value at the park or within a half-mile radius of the stadium.

General admission information

» General admission tickets are first-come, first-serve seats in the outfield bleachers. The tickets are not designated for a specific game and can be used for any game. General admission ticket holders can enter through Gates 3 and 4. Only 5,500 general admission tickets are accepted each game.

» General admission tickets can be upgraded to reserved seats on game day at the box office.

» The cost is $80 for a book of 10 or $11 for one ticket.

Park rules

» Gates open two hours before games. On days with multiple games, fans must leave after the first game before they can re-enter once the stadium has cleared.

What's allowed

» Bags are allowed, but are subject to search. Cameras are also allowed, but lenses must be shorter than 1 inch. No detachable lenses are permitted. Clear plastic, empty bottles for water will be allowed inside if they are 20 ounces or less.

What's not allowed

» Bottles or cans, food or drink coolers, outside food or drink, Frisbees or beach balls, large umbrellas, laser pointers, artificial noisemakers, fireworks, illegal drugs or alcohol, weapons, commercial signs or banners and any item deemed a challenge to public safety.

Pets

» Service animals are the only pets allowed. Anybody bringing a service animal should have a license or proof of certification.

Other tips

In case of emergency

» In case of emergency during a game, information regarding the situation and procedures will be broadcast over the public address system and on the facility televisions, video board and ribbon panels.

Taxis

» Taxis will be available at the intersections of 12th and Cass Streets and 10th and Cass Streets. The Holiday Inn at 1420 Cuming St. also will host taxis, except when the CWS team staying there, North Carolina, has to use the area to load and unload its team bus.

CWS app

» Turner Sports Interactive has a free, official NCAA College World Series app for smartphones available on iTunes and Google Play. The app gives users a schedule, ticket options, directions and downtown hot spots.

Numbers to call

» Fans in the stadium can report impaired guests, altercations or abusive language by calling 402-546-0888.

» For further information, call the CWS Omaha hotline at 402-554-4404 on game days.

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