Stadium Minor League History:
American Association 1955-1959, 1961-1962, 1969-1997
Pacific Coast League 1998-present
Current Status: Home of the Omaha Golden Spikes of the Pacific Coast League (AAA)
What's Good: Soon to be the largest minor league park in America (after Louisville moves into its new stadium), Rosenblatt is also home to the College World Series (which explains the size). It's easy to get to, there's a lot of parking, and the atmosphere was friendly. On the Sunday I visited, a dixieland band was performing by the main gate. A great variety of food and beverages are offered as well, and due to the vast size of the stadium there are always places to move to or stretch out (though with average-sized crowds the team ropes off the sections past the infield). Considering the size, it's a fine place to see a game.
What's Not So Good: It's enormous! It's almost too big to feel like a minor league park at all sometimes. And as the CWS continues to increase in popularity, the stadium gets bigger and bigger. The brightly-colored seats are distracting, as are the giant level of skyboxes on the roof and the huge pressbox looming over the first base side.
July 19, 1997 Omaha Royals vs. Buffalo Bisons
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