Omaha may not host University of Nebraska’s Husker’s football team, but there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy sports in the local area. Most notably is the College World Series event, which began in 1950 and has continued throughout the years to present day. The event draws teams and fans from across the country to compare talent and skill in both baseball and tailgating.
Omaha is home to the Kansas City Royal’s AAA farm team – the Omaha Storm Chasers. Though the Omaha Storm Chasers called the famous Rosenblatt Stadium home for decades, the stadium’s destruction in 2011 led to the team moving to the newly constructed Werner Park just south of Omaha in Sarpy County. Werner Park’s construction lends to a small-stadium feel and provides a welcoming environment to families.
The recently constructed Ralston Arena has become a regular local for sporting events, including indoor football from the Omaha Beef team and the Lancers hockey team. The various Omaha Mavericks teams have found a home at Baxter Arena, which hosts both men’s and women’s basketball as well as the men’s ice hockey team.
Creighton University supplies a significant contribution to sporting fans looking for serious events. The school’s Division I status in the NCAA not only boosts the pride of local fans, but brings in other equally-ranked colleges and universities for regular sporting events; Basketball, most notably.