Rosenblatt Stadium held 8 of 10 largest College World Series crowds in history

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When talk of replacing Rosenblatt Stadium began to swirl around Omaha in 2007, one of the reasons cited for a new stadium the need for more seating. At the end of the first nine years of play at the new stadium (TD Ameritrade Park), it would appear that the demand for more seating may have been overstated. 

Below is a rundown of the top ten highest attended games in the history of the College World Series.

Top ten largest College World Series crowds in history

  1. 30,422 at Rosenblatt (6/19/08):  North Carolina vs.  LSU**
  2. 30,335 at Rosenblatt (6/21/06): Oregon St. vs. Rice*
  3. 29,921 at Rosenblatt (6/20/07): North Carolina vs. Rice & Oregon St. vs. UC Irvine*
  4. 29,034 at Rosenblatt (6/19/07): UC Irvine vs. Arizona St., 6/19/07*
  5. 28,216 at Rosenblatt (6/23/04): Texas vs. Georgia & South Carolina vs. Cal St. Fullerton*
  6. 27,452 at Rosenblatt (6/22/05): Arizona St. vs.  Florida & Texas vs. Baylor*
  7. 27,127 at TD Ameritrade: UCLA 8, Mississippi St. 0 No. 14 (Ch. 2) 6/25/13**
  8. 27,122 at TD Ameritrade: Indiana vs. Louisville, 6/15/13
  9. 26,941 at Rosenblatt (6/20/05): Baylor vs.  Oregon St.  & Texas vs. Tulane*
  10. 26,887 at Rosenblatt (6/23/07): Oregon St. vs.  North Carolina

*Doubleheader  **Stadium record
Source: NCAA.org as of December 16, 2019

Key takeaways:

  • The largest single-game crowd at Rosenblatt Stadium (30,422 on June 19, 2008)  exceeded the largest crowd at TD Ameritrade (27,127 on June 15, 2013) by 12%.
  •  After nine seasons, the largest crowd at TD Ameritrade Park to date comes in at #7 on the all-time attendance list.

It looks like the City of Omaha could have saved its taxpayers about $130 million by keeping Rosenblatt Stadium alive.

More good stuff:

A statistical comparison of Rosenblatt Stadium to TD Ameritrade Park.

What happened to Rosenblatt Stadium?

A Rosenblatt lover’s review of TD Ameritrade Park

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