After the shooting death of a 20 year old woman on June 2nd in downtown Omaha, Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority officials want those attending the College World Series to know that the public’s safety is their number one concern. CEO Roger Dixon says they are again teaming with the Omaha Police Department and taking proactive safety steps.
Dixon says, “We will have many security measures in place. Some you will see, others you won’t. We will have uniformed police officers inside patrolling the ballpark. Our staff members are trained to practice constant vigilance and our security team is top notch. We are also grateful to have the input and the coordination from the hard working men and women of the Omaha Police Department who put in long hours to insure that each CWS goes without a hitch. However, it is important for our visitors to remember if they see something say something.”
Law enforcement and security officers will be at all entrances of the TD Ameritrade Park to screen fans and employees. Guests should anticipate a brief “wanding” before entrance is permitted into the stadium.
Only clear plastic bags are allowed inside the stadium. Small wallets or clutch purses that are 4.5 ” tall by 6.5″ long are also allowed. One gallon, clear plastic freezer bags are permitted. Diaper bags must be clear plastic. There are exceptions for bags containing medical equipment but they will be searched.
Fans should also review the list of items that are not allowed inside the stadium. Those include:
Bottles or cans
Outside food or drink. 20 ounce or smaller, empty, clear plastic bottles will be allowed for water
Food or drink coolers
Frisbees or beach balls
Noise making devices that include bells, whistles or horns
Illegal drugs or alcohol
Weapons of any kind including lawfully concealed firearms
Commercial signs or banners without prior approval of MECA
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – drones – are not permitted on MECA’s campus
Any item deemed to challenge public safety
Banned items must be disposed of before an individual may gain entrance to the ballpark.
Cameras are permitted for still photography and video for personal use but lens length must be no longer than approximately one inch and no additional detachable lenses will be permitted.
Omaha police also remind visitors not to leave any valuables inside your vehicle.
Omaha police also encourage all patrons to practice extra vigilance throughout the CWS and they urge the public to immediately report any suspicious behavior or unattended items to nearby officers or call 911.