Thousands of fans will pour into TD Ameritrade park this weekend to watch the top 8 teams in the country battle it out for the chance to call themselves the College World Series champions. While some may have experienced Omaha before (looking at you Texas), it’s safe to assume most will be crossing this trip off their bucket list. From the first pitch to the dogpile, TicketCity has everything you need to ensure a great time at the ballpark. Here is your 2018 College World Series preview:
CWS Finals Game 1- Arkansas vs Oregon State
Monday, June 25th at 6:00pm
CWS Finals Game 2- Arkansas vs Oregon State
Tuesday, June 26th at 6:00pm
CWS Finals Game 3- Arkansas vs Oregon State
Wednesday, June 27th at 6:00pm
Frequently asked questions:
Before we get into the matchups let’s discuss a few of the most common questions we get related to the event.
Does my child need a ticket?
According to the NCAA “Any lap child under the age of 24 months does not need a ticket.” This means if your child is over the age of two or is too large to sit in your lap they will require a ticket.
Can I leave and re-enter the park with my ticket?
Re-entry is allowed at TD Ameritrade park however only for the same game your ticket is purchased for. Ticket holders for reserved seats may leave and re-enter through any gate. General admission ticket holders must wait in the GA line at gates 3 and 4. Depending on the length of the line your ability to re-enter the game is not guaranteed.
Does a General Admission ticket guarantee entrance?
There are over 5,500 seats available for GA ticket holders. Simply purchasing the ticket does not guarantee entrance into the event though as these seats are filled on a first-come, first served basis. Gates to the park open two hours in advance of first pitch and you’re encouraged to show up around that time to get your spot in line. Expect longer lines for bigger games!
Can I stay in my seat for the next game?
The stadium is cleared out completely after each game. You must have a valid ticket to re-enter and watch the next game.
Teams and Matchups:
Game 1: Oregon State (49-10-1) vs North Carolina (43-18)
Saturday, June 16th at 2:00 p.m.
Oregon State baseball has really turned it on the past few years and they find themselves back in the CWS. They’ll face off against a hot North Carolina team fresh off a 2-0 Super Regional win over who could have been our Cinderella story, Stetson. We’ll see if Coach Fox’s squad can hold off the Beavers. I think Trevor Larnach’s bat may have something to say about it. Click here for game 1 tickets.
Game 2: Washington (35-24) vs. Mississippi State (37-27)
Saturday, June 16th at 7:00 p.m.
Mississippi State may have the best story in all of college baseball this season. If anything, it has a little drama. Coach Gary Henderson has led his team to Omaha as an interim after Andy Cannizaro was forced to resign in February. He’s rallied his troops time and time again and the Bulldogs have won some huge games. We’ll see how they stand up to a Washington team who just took down powerhouse Cal State Fullerton to punch their first ticket to the CWS. This game should be fun. Click here for tickets.
Game 3: Arkansas (44-19) vs. Texas (42-21)
Sunday, June 17th at 1:00 p.m.
Texas is headed back to Omaha for a record 36th time. The folks around Austin refer to it as Disch-Falk North. After a shaky start the team has really come together behind the bat of Golden Spikes semifinalist, Kody Clemens. The Razorbacks are no easy opponent though and are not strangers to Omaha either. This will be their fifth trip under coach Dave Van Horn and ninth time overall. Arkansas’ offense has been phenomenal this year. We’ll see how the Texas staff manages a team who regularly hangs 10-20 runs on their opponents. Tickets are available here.
Game 4: Florida (47-19) vs. Texas Tech (44-18)
Sunday, June 17th at 6:00 p.m.
The defending champs are back and boy did they do it in dramatic fashion. You know the Gators are going to be riding a wave into Omaha after last night’s 11th inning walk-off home run to defeat SEC rival Auburn. This will be their fourth CWS trip in a row. Their opponent, Texas Tech, looks to wreck their season. The Red Raiders have the highest slugging percentage of all teams headed to Omaha and have been a top ten nationally ranked team all season. This is their third trip to the CWS in five years. Click here for pricing and availability.
A day at the ballpark is always fun however Omaha is special. The pride and history is unrivaled and there really isn’t anything like it. TicketCity wishes each team good luck and will anxiously be watching the series along with baseball fans all over the country. Let us know if we can help you get to the park for a game this year.