GA LINE FAQS
GENERAL ADMISSION & ENTRY PROCESSDo general admission tickets guarantee a seat?
No. None of the general admission (GA) tickets has a date, game or seat location. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. The GA area is large – seating approximately 5, 500 fans – with standing room for an additional 1,500. For most CWS games, this is enough room to accommodate everyone. For a few “big” games (usually the first weekend, Finals #1 or when teams have a large fan base) demand for GA seating is equal to the supply – or in some instances --outweighs the supply. When GA reaches capacity, fans are admitted on a “one out, one in” basis. Generally, fans wanting to get into GA are able to do so – especially if they arrive early and are patient. For big games, entry to GA may happen after the game has started.Where do I get in the GA line?
The GA line begins on the sidewalk adjacent to 10th Street, north of the intersection with Mike Fahey Street. Said differently, the line forms on the east side of the stadium on the east side of the NCAA Fan Fest (Lot C). TD Ameritrade Park staff will be stationed at the beginning of the GA line.
Depending on the number of fans, the line may cue south, down 10th Street, go into parking Lot B and then onto 12th Street. A TD Ameritrade Park staff member, holding a flag mounted to a tall pole, will visually mark the end of the GA line.
CLICK HERE for GA line map.Where do GA fans go into the stadium?
GA fans will enter from the east side of the stadium. Most enter GA through Gate #3 in the southeast corner of the stadium. In some instances, TD Ameritrade Park staff also may direct GA fans to Gate #4. When in doubt, ask a TD Ameritrade staff person and follow their directions.What else should I know about the GA line?
On days when two games are scheduled, the first game can run long. If it does, then the gates will not open two hours in advance of game time and the line will get longer. If it’s a hot day and fans seek shade while standing in line, the line can appear especially long. Looks can be deceiving so don’t give up! Historically, fans get into the GA although sometimes that can take a few innings for the very popular games.
Games played during the week - especially if it’s the first game or the only game of the day -often have little or no line. For these games, fans might walk up at game time and go right in.Is there a clear bag policy in effect for TD Ameritrade Park Omaha?
Yes. Clear bags (not exceeding 12” high by 12” wide by 6” deep) will be allowed inside the stadium as well as clutch-style bags, with or without a strap, that don’t exceed 4.5” x 6.5.” Clear, gallon-size freezer bags also are allowed. Exceptions are made for medically necessary bags after inspection.
CLICK HERE for on overview of policies.What can I bring in line while I wait?
Clear, personal-size water bottles are a good to have in the GA line and will be admitted into the stadium if EMPTY. These water bottles may be refilled at water stations. Wearing a hat, sunscreen and protective clothing also is encouraged. Some fans bring small umbrellas (also allowed into the stadium). While fans have brought folding chairs for use in line, it’s important to note that folding chairs, along with backpacks and other larger items, are NOT allowed in the stadium. CLICK HERE for details on prohibited items.How many fans are admitted to GA?
The GA area is as big – or bigger—than other ballparks! Capacity for Sections 125-136 is approximately 5, 500 fans – with standing room for an additional 1,500. Except for a few games, this is enough room for everyone. However, if you plan to attend games the first weekend, Finals #1 or games where one or both teams have a large fan base – these are the times when it’s most likely for GA to reach capacity. When GA is full, fans are admitted on a “one out, one in” basis. For the majority of CWS games, GA does NOT reach capacity and no fans are turned away. Even if the line looks long, don’t be discouraged.Should I plan on arriving early and standing in line to get into GA?
Yes -- especially if you wish to attend games the first weekend, Finals 1 or if you want to see a team with a big fan base. For much of the CWS (weekday games, for example) the line is short or non-existent so waiting in line may not be necessary.
For the big games, plan on arriving at least by the time gates open (usually two hours in advance of game time). Sometimes it’s necessary to arrive even earlier.What are the seats like in GA?
All GA seating, Sections 125-136, has aluminum bench-style seats with backs. ADA seating also is available. The view from these outfield seats is good with restrooms and concessions located nearby. The GA is in full sun so on hot days you may want to bring a cushion to sit on. (Cushions will be admitted into the stadium as long as they do not have pockets.)What are some of the best things about GA tickets?
These are the most affordable CWS tickets! A “book” of 10 GA tickets costs only $90 – and individual GA tickets, for sale at the box office, are only $15.
GA tickets also are the most flexible CWS tickets – potentially good for any game of the CWS, including the Finals. To illustrate, a book of 10 GA tickets could be used by one person to attend 10 games or by 10 people to attend one game.Where can my group (team, family, a lot of friends) sit together?
GA! We recommend arriving early so you can pick your location.What is the atmosphere like in GA?
GA enthusiasts tell us this is a popular and exciting place to watch games. Often the GA crowd is younger and fun loving!Can I save a place in the GA line for others?
Generally, no. It’s best to have everyone in your party in line at all times. However, if someone in your group needs to step out of the line (for example to use the rest room or purchase food or drink from Fan Fest), it’s courteous to advise those around you. Also, if everyone in your party is not in line when the GA tickets are marked for admission, those absent may be asked to go to the end of the line.When is a GA ticket marked?
To facilitate a smooth and speedy entry into GA, a TD Ameritrade Park staff member will mark the paper GA tickets at some point prior to entry. Marking of the ticket also voids the ticket for use at another game. If there are rain delays, or if someone needs to exit GA for a short time, please see a TD Ameritrade Park staff member before exiting.If I’m in GA for the first game, can I stay for the second game?
No. The stadium is cleared between all games. If you attend the first game, it is necessary for you to exit the stadium and get in line for the second game.What if I don’t want to wait in line or I want a guaranteed ticket?
GA tickets are the most affordable and flexible ticket to the CWS – but they aren’t the best choice for everyone. Depending on when a fan decides to attend the CWS they may be able to buy tickets in an advance sale (spring), day of game at the box office, as part of a hospitality package through The NCAA Experience® or from other fans through the NCAA Ticket ExchangeTM.Where do I buy GA tickets?
GA tickets, costing $90 per “book” of 10 tickets, are available on line: CLICK HERE. Individual GA tickets are only available at the TD Ameritrade Park box office (by Gate #2, near the intersection of 13th and Mike Fahey Streets). The box office opens at 10 a.m. on game days.
GA tickets also are typically available beginning in April, in the greater Omaha metropolitan area, from service clubs, from many Hy-Vee, Baker’s and other retail outlets, as well as the CHI Health Center Omaha’s box office (near TD Ameritrade Park Omaha).
For all ticket information, please visit NCAA.com/CWSTickets.Someone said GA tickets might be upgraded to reserved seats?
Based on availability, GA tickets may be brought to the box office on the day of the game the fan wants to attend and upgraded to a reserved seat by paying the difference in the price. For the upgrade, the GA ticket is valued at $15 each. Reserved seats are limited and often sell out when the box office opens at 10 a.m. There is a random drawing that determines the order fans line up at the box office. This occurs about 9 a.m. every game day.
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