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CWS Parking and Transportation Guide

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OMAHA (KPTM)- There are several parking and transportation options available to fans attending the College World Series. The Metro Transit Stadium Express bus service will operate from the following free park-and-ride locations:

Bellevue Baker’s (801 Galvin Rd South Lot)
Carol Hotel at 4888 South 118th Street (Rear Lot), and 108th and M StreetCouncil Bluffs Mid-America Center (Lots C1 & C3)
Westroads Shopping Center (102nd & Nicholas, North of Dick’s)

The Stadium Express Service fare is $3 per person each way or $6 for a two-ride pass. (exact fare only / prepaid cards can be purchased at the time of boarding, or at www.ometro.com).   

The Stadium Circulator connects the stadium with downtown hotels, public parking, the Old Market and other attractions. The Stadium Circulator operates continuously 90 minutes prior to and until 90 minutes after the last inning. The one way fare is 25¢ or FREE for any passenger showing a First National Bank credit card.

The Stadium Circulator will run continuously for the 2013 Opening Ceremonies on Friday, June 14th from 9:30 a.m. until 30 minutes after the festivities end. 

Metro Transit also operates more than a dozen routes that offer scheduled stops within walking distance of the stadium.

More details on Metro’s Stadium Services or regular bus service can be found at www.ometro.com, or by calling 1-402-341-0800 or 1-402-341-0807 TTY.

Midtown Crossing will offer fans a free shuttle. For the Opening Day Celebration June 14, complimentary shuttle service will begin at 12:00 p.m. The shuttle will run a continuous loop from Midtown Crossing to the front of CenturyLink Center approximately every 15-30 minutes. Service will end on Friday approximately 60-minutes after the end of the fireworks display.

Starting Saturday, June 15, service will begin two hours before each game and end 60 minutes after the last game's final out. The shuttle will, again, run a continuous loop from Midtown Crossing to CenturyLink Center approximately every 15-30 minutes. Fans are encouraged to park in one of Midtown Crossing's two garages (first three hours free) and pick up the shuttle from 31st Ave. and Farnam St. near the Metro bus stop. Signage will be in place to direct traffic. There may be delays due to traffic so fans are encouraged to arrive early. (Please note -- this specially designated shuttle will only stop at Midtown Crossingand CenturyLink Center during the series.) For more information, please visit www.midtowncrossing.com.

Two parking garages are easily accessible from 33rd, Farnam and Harney Streets. In both
garages, the first three hours are free, and visitors pay only $1 for each hour thereafter (with a
daily maximum fee of $6).


Rules 

Law enforcement personnel will be patrolling TD Ameritrade Park Omaha and directing traffic.  For everyone’s safety we urge both pedestrians and vehicular traffic to follow the directives of law enforcement personnel. 

 

Vehicles parking in MECA managed surface parking lots will be allowed to tailgate. Tailgating will be allowed inside the lot, but all grills and other personal property will need to be kept in close proximity to your vehicle and should not extend into drive lanes or additional parking spaces. Law enforcement personnel and security officers will be monitoring activities within and surrounding all MECA managed parking lots. All personal property must be removed from parking lots at the end of each night. All MECA managed lots will open at 8:00 a.m. and close 90 minutes following the conclusion of each game. 

 

Lot D is a “pass lot” for the CWS season-ticket holders, with the exception of Opening Ceremonies day, when there is limited availability for parking due to the location of the team dinner tent and fireworks set-up.

 

Lot B also is a “pass lot” for CWS game days. MECA advises it will be available for paid public parking only for Opening Ceremonies on June 14th with limited availability.

 

There are various private parking lots in the downtown area where vehicles are subject to private tow.  Fans are encouraged to visit the CWS website at www.NCAA.com/cws  for suggested routes of travel as well as available parking.  CWS visitors should leave early and plan to arrive at least one (1) hour before the start of each game. 

 

If you prefer to travel on two wheels, the City is offering dedicated parking for both motorcycles and bicycles. Motorcycle parking is available on Mike Fahey Street, between 14th and 15th Streets. If you ride a bicycle, free valet service is available on Mike Fahey Street between 13th and 14th Streets. There are also additional individual bicycle racks located throughout the Old Market and North Downtown. Individual bicycle racks and bicycle valet parking locations are located on the attached map.

 

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) parking is available on first-come, first serve basis in MECA managed parking lots at no charge for vehicles displaying the appropriate hang tag or license plate. (ADA) Parking is available, but limited in lots A, B, D (with a lot D pass), E, G, and H on the TD Ameritrade Park Omaha/CenturyLink Center Omaha campus. Those needing ADA parking should plan to arrive early. 

Persons with disabilities may be dropped off southwest of the stadium near the corner of 12th and Mike Fahey Streets. Elevators are located between the ticket windows near Gate #2 and close to Gate 1, off 13th Street at the Suite/Club Entrance.  

Taxi Stand:  Taxi stands will be located at 12th and Cass and between Capital and Cass on 10th Street and on Cuming Street next to the Holiday Inn.  Numerous taxis will be available for transportation. POSSIBLE CHANGE NOTE:  Holiday Inn is hosting a team and will need this same space for the team bus pick-up/drop-off. The taxi stand at this location will be temporarily suspended when the team bus is loading or unloading. 

Pedicabs: Pedicabs will stage on 12th and Mike Fahey Street, across from TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. A link to the city ordinance regarding pedicab operation is below. Pedicab Ordinance

Low speed vehicles and motorized cart restrictions:

The operation of “motorized carts” is prohibited in Omaha:

Motorized cart: All four-wheel vehicles which are motor driven and no more than 76 inches in overall length and no more than 26 inches in height. For the purposes of this article, the terms "karts," "carts," "go-carts," "go-karts" and motorized cars coming within the above specifications shall be included and are intended to be included in the definition of "motorized cart."

 

 

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