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New ballpark boon for Creighton

The move to TD Ameritrade Park by the Creighton Blue Jays has been a boon when it comes to attracting fans to games, as the team is drawing 8,170 fans a game this season. Of course, that number is a little skewed: it includes the 22,197 buying tickets for the opening of the ballpark. Take […]

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TD Ameritrade Park opens with no issues

Bad weather dampened the open-night crowd at Omaha’s TD Ameritrade Park to less than the anticipated sellout, but the game between Creighton and Nebraska found everything in the ballpark in good working order in plenty of time before the College World Series. The temperatures were in the 30s with a nasty wind. A crowd of […]

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No CWS beer for you!

Facing opposition from the city and area businesses, a developer has dropped plans for an event space a block from TD Ameritrade Park, the home of the College World Series, and will instead pave the space for parking and corporate tent space. Developer Jerry Banks had already received Omaha Planning Board approval for the $1.2 […]

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The Week That Was: Nov. 28

New uniforms and logos, independent-baseball shifts, a possible return to Ottawa for affiliated ball and ballpark renovations were in the news this week. The most popular stories on Ballpark Digest for the past week, as measured in page views. Altoona Curve unveils new look, logos, colors Group says it’s ready to play in Omaha; MECA […]

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Griffith works to preserve Northern League

It sounds like independent Northern League Commissioner Clark Griffith was working the phones fast and furiously this past week, seeking to augment the four teams remaining in the circuit with expansion teams and maybe even some refugees from the independent Frontier League. A quiet week was actually pretty good news for Griffith: it mean that […]

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