OMAHA, Neb. – Twelve games into breaking in TD Ameritrade Park as the new home of the College World Series, many people still wonder what’s going on across town at Rosenblatt Stadium – the home of the College World Series from 1950 until last year.
The streets are empty, relatively speaking. The shops and vendors along 13th Street are either gone or bare.
But before the stadium is torn down, more than 800 fixtures and memorabilia from the former home of the CWS were auctioned off this past week, as fans got the chance to take home a part of history.
More than 150 people turned out at Rosenblatt Stadium, and another 700 participated online, with a foundation supporting Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo using the money raised in the auction to help pay for a zoo expansion project on the current site of the stadium.
Here are some of the highlights:
|American Flag From Front of Stadium 8′ x 12′ (The Last Flag Flown)||$7,500|
|Main Omaha Rosenblatt Stadium Sign From Stadium Entrance||$7,000|
|Home Of The Men’s NCAA College World Series On North Side Main Sign||$4,500|
|408 Green Center Outfield 4′ x 9′ Wall Pads (2)||$1,800|
|Green Outfield Wall Pads 73″ x 48″||$1,400|
|Set Of Two Original Stadium Seats||$1,250|
|Home Plate Used In Rosenblatt Stadium||$1,050|
|Concessions Gazebo From The Stadium Entrance||$550|
|Large Infield Tarp With Roller And Green Omaha’s Rosenblatt Stadium Cover||$450|
|“K” Metal Section Seating Sign||$450|
|Dugout Bench 6′ From The Home Team Dugout||$350|
|Aluminum Bleacher Seat, 2 Seats||$250|
|Wooden Lockers (13) From The Home Team Locker Room||$200|
|Water Fountain From The Visitor Team Dugout||$175|
|Bat Rack From The Home Team Dugout||$125|