As thousands of fans get set to converge on Omaha for the College World Series local organizers have been working for the past year to help make the event run smoothly. Kathryn Morrissey is executive director of College World Series of Omaha Inc. and says her group serves as a liaison between the NCAA and the city.
“In one variation or another we have been around since 1950 and the first day we had games here in Omaha”, said Morrissey. “We have had a lot of practice at this and we continue to be a great partner with the NCAA as they are with us.”
As the College World Series draws more national attention Morrissey says they are working to help preserve the small town atmosphere with events surrounding the games at TD Ameritrade Park.
“And it is a juggling act between technology and a larger stadium with more modern amenities and still kind of that home town friendliness we like to provide. So far so good and we are going to work real hard at that again this year.”
The final spot in the College World Series will be decided this evening when Florida plays Florida State. Coastal Carolina, UC-Santa Barbara, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Miami, TCU and Arizona have already punched their ticket to Omaha. The opening ceremonies are Friday night.