Werner Park, home of the Omaha Storm Chasers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League), will see some changes for 2019, with the addition of Sarpy County Tourism Offices and an expansion of the concourse hospitality area.
The work is scheduled to be completed in time for the March 25, 2019 exhibition game against parent Kansas City Royals. The Sarpy County Tourism Offices will set up shop in an expansion of the Storm Front Team Store.
“We are pleased to partner with Sarpy County to welcome Sarpy Tourism to Werner Park. This is another step toward the overall development of Pennant Place and improvements at Werner Park over the next few years”, said Storm Chasers President and General Manager Martie Cordaro. “We have enjoyed our relationship with Sarpy County Tourism and everybody stands to benefit from these expansions, specifically our fans with added Storm Front Team Store space and enclosed hospitality areas for Chasers games and events.”
“The County is always working on ways to enhance Werner Park and build on the County’s long-term partnership with the Storm Chasers,” said Don Kelly, Chair of the Sarpy County Board. “Locating the County’s Tourism Office at Werner Park and participating in the expansion of the hospitality area will continue the County and Storm Chasers’ commitment to providing a great experience and additional amenities for the 500,000+ residents and out of town visitors who visit Werner Park each year.”
Construction is expected to begin before the end of September. Work is anticipated to be completed prior to the 2019 Royals Exhibition Game presented by Cobalt Credit Union at Werner Park on March 25. The Storm Front Team Store expansion that will also house the Sarpy County Tourism Offices, will feature an approximately 2,500 square foot space increase. The expanded hospitality area will also enable Werner Park to host a larger number of special events and activities throughout the year.