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OU and Omaha

Merle

All Legend
15 Year Member
Hmmmm. OU coughed up a ton of runs to OSU this past weekend! If our guys pitch up to their demonstrated capabilities, we should have a chance! We'll see if MA is a leader here!

I was apparently out of it the last few years, I don't understand why they built two stadiums in Omaha. I understand the Ameritrade thing, it was do it or lose the CWS . But why did the Omaha 3A professional group decide to build their own stadium? It appears they built a nice place, but why? Except for the CWS, what are they going to do with Ameritrade?

And don't tell me it will be used as Creighton's home field, that is a joke!
 

CornGrits

Red Shirt
5 Year Member
Hmmmm. OU coughed up a ton of runs to OSU this past weekend! If our guys pitch up to their demonstrated capabilities, we should have a chance! We'll see if MA is a leader here!

I was apparently out of it the last few years, I don't understand why they built two stadiums in Omaha. I understand the Ameritrade thing, it was do it or lose the CWS . But why did the Omaha 3A professional group decide to build their own stadium? It appears they built a nice place, but why? Except for the CWS, what are they going to do with Ameritrade?

And don't tell me it will be used as Creighton's home field, that is a joke!
OK, I will not be the one to tell you.
 

Nebugeater

Scout Team
15 Year Member
Because MECA didn't want them there and did nothing to try and get them as a tenant. The Storm Chasers have a place that is well suited for what they need in Sarpy County. Both stadiums will be sucessfully and are designed for what their primary purpose should be. Read Tom Shatel's First Downs and Second Guesses column in the 4/19/2011 OWH ( today)


Hmmmm. OU coughed up a ton of runs to OSU this past weekend! If our guys pitch up to their demonstrated capabilities, we should have a chance! We'll see if MA is a leader here!

I was apparently out of it the last few years, I don't understand why they built two stadiums in Omaha. I understand the Ameritrade thing, it was do it or lose the CWS . But why did the Omaha 3A professional group decide to build their own stadium? It appears they built a nice place, but why? Except for the CWS, what are they going to do with Ameritrade?

And don't tell me it will be used as Creighton's home field, that is a joke!
 
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bilsker

Tom Osborne
15 Year Member
Because MECA didn't want them there and did nothing to try and get them as a tenant. The Storm Chasers have a place that is well suited for what they need in Sarpy County. Both stadiums will be sucessfully and are designed for what their primary purpose should be. Read Tom Shatel's First Downs and Second Guesses column in the 4/19/2011 OWH ( today)
I believe MECA DID want them there but the "Royals" took a better deal. The large stadium and downtown location wasn't all that appealing to the "Royals"...for good reason. It's one thing to get people to go downtown for a two week event. It's another to do so in July...or May...or september. And, like I said, it was a better financial deal. I don't buy that MECA didn't want them because they are still pursuing a "Salt Dogs" level team...which, IMO, is a complete waste of time. I can't imagine ANYONE would have any desire to go see a bunch of never-was players kick the ball around. There is ZERO chance I'd even make one game a decade.
 

carrolltonsker

Husker Immortal
10 Year Member
I believe MECA DID want them there but the "Royals" took a better deal. The large stadium and downtown location wasn't all that appealing to the "Royals"...for good reason. It's one thing to get people to go downtown for a two week event. It's another to do so in July...or May...or september. And, like I said, it was a better financial deal. I don't buy that MECA didn't want them because they are still pursuing a "Salt Dogs" level team...which, IMO, is a complete waste of time. I can't imagine ANYONE would have any desire to go see a bunch of never-was players kick the ball around. There is ZERO chance I'd even make one game a decade.
I think you are correct. MECA wanted the Royals, but the Royals were not excited about the location and the new rental fee.
 

bilsker

Tom Osborne
15 Year Member
I think you are correct. MECA wanted the Royals, but the Royals were not excited about the location and the new rental fee.
Shatel referenced the storm chasers pocketing much of the concession revenue at Werner today...something that wouldn't have happened at Ameritrade.

Odd for Omaha to have two stadiums like this but is will likely work out well for all involved.
 

Fromunda Cheese

Scout Team
10 Year Member
MECA wanted the Royals, but the Royals were not excited about the location and the new rental fee.
I think we are playing with words here. MECA wanted the Royals, but they wanted them on MECA's terms, not the Royals terms. When this wasn't going to happen, MECA was as disinterested in the Royals as the Royals were with them
 

Nebugeater

Scout Team
15 Year Member
I think we are playing with words here. MECA wanted the Royals, but they wanted them on MECA's terms, not the Royals terms. When this wasn't going to happen, MECA was as disinterested in the Royals as the Royals were with them
We have a WINNER here.

If they had wanted the Royals they would have provided some give and take. Concessions, lockers, offices that they didn't have to vacate, space to build these if the Storm Chasers would have footed the bill. The actions didn't back up tha tthey wanted them as they were preseted to the public.
 

carrolltonsker

Husker Immortal
10 Year Member
I think we are playing with words here. MECA wanted the Royals, but they wanted them on MECA's terms, not the Royals terms. When this wasn't going to happen, MECA was as disinterested in the Royals as the Royals were with them
Well sure. Whenever a deal is to be made, both sides want to have some type of advantage. What I was saying is that one of the previous posts was not accurate when it said that MEAC did not want the Royals. They did, but the Royals didn't like the financial details.
 

bilsker

Tom Osborne
15 Year Member
Went to the new park last night and can't resist the pun....Omaha absolutely knocked this one out of the park! Beautiful stadium. Major League feel yet small enough to be "intimate". Plenty of room in the consession areas and you can watch the action from those areas too...as opposed to Rosenblatt where you can't see the field until you came through the "tunnel". The picture on the big screen was amazing. I sort of get people wanting to hold on to the "old" but rosenblatt was a complete dump compared to this place. Well done, MECA.
 

Merle

All Legend
15 Year Member
Well, that's clear enough! OSU scored like 30 runs over their three games against OU last weekend. I guess MA can't go out to home plate and handle the bats, but he is responsible for the selection (recruiting) of players, and it is his job to train and teach them. Appears to me he is failing in each and every regard!
 
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