OMAHA (KPTM)- The ‘College World Series' starts Thursday-and crews are working around the clock to put the finishing touches on the ball park.
"So are you ready for the college world series?" asked Omaha Mayor, Jim Suttle, in a press conference Tuesday morning.
People come from all over for the baseball,"The fans in general love the underdogs," said Omaha CWS President, Jack Diesing, Jr.
Some come for the mouthwatering food, "WE have what we call the tailgate dog-it's potato salad, baked beans, cheddar cheese, and some barbeque sauce on it," said Head Chef, Dayanny De La Cruz.
Diesing said-no matter what the reason, "It's a testament to the blood sweat and tears, and the volunteer effort for the last 63 years."
Right now-ground crews are working on the field-and chefs in the kitchen are preparing to serve tens of thousands of people daily. "When you go to the ball park, you want to have it all," said De La Cruz.
Cruz has added some new additions to the menu, including an ‘Asian Dog,' which has red onions, cucumber, cilantro, and sweet chili sauce. She said she also plans to bring back crowd favorites- like the Ruben Dog.
CWS officials also announced that one of the new features this year is instant replay for umpires. "The best thing to do to make sure they were 100 percent sure in the future was to make sure they had instant replay for home runs," said Diesing.
Officials said they plan to extend the area around TD Ameritrade Park to provide more events for fans.
The City plans to have busses stop at more than 20 locations thought downtown, and drop fans off at the stadium. Busses are scheduled to stop every 10 minutes, for only 25 cents per ride.
The busses will run 90 minutes before the first game, and 90 minutes after the last.
For the full bus route-visit NCAA.com/CWS