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Werner Park - Omaha Storm Chasers

  • Client

    • Sarpy County
  • Project Type

  • Opened/Completed

    • 2011
  • Area

    • 98,400 ft²
  • Cost

    • $24,408,485

Design Achievement - When the City of Omaha decided to build a new downtown baseball stadium to host the College World Series (CWS), it decided to demolish Rosenblatt Stadium, the former home of the CWS and the Omaha Storm Chasers, the Kansas City Royal's AAA team. DLR Group's design for the new facility fulfills the Storm Chasers' and Sarpy County's goals to create a more intimate environment near the core suburban fan base of young families. As part of a planned mixed-use development, the ballpark anchors a mixture of hospitality, retail, office, residential, and recreational uses.

Scope Summary - Werner Park features 6,434 fixed seats. Berm seating wraps around the outfield and additional standing room and specialty areas scattered throughout the ballpark brings the total capacity to 9,000. These spaces include picnic areas for groups from 20 to 2,000, party decks, a family fun zone with a carousel and jungle gym, and a Wiffle Ball diamond replica tribute of the old Rosenblatt Stadium. Fourteen suites and a VIP club are located on the club level. These cater to club seat and suite ticket holders with a private club bar, courtyard, and balcony seating. A Home Run Porch in left field hosts 320 general admission bleacher seats. A halfcourt basketball court with adjustable goal is also at the ballpark. DLR Group assisted in site selection, and provided planning, architecture, engineering, and interiors services.