MP Message Board
MP Message Board
Home | Profile | Active Topics | Members | Search | FAQ
Username:
Password:
Save Password
 All Forums
 Message Board
 MavPuck.com Other Sports Forum
 Dear "Save Rosenblatt" People
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Previous Page
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic
Page: of 107

admin
U!N!O!

10827 Posts

Posted - 02/14/2016 :  5:09:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Greg S

UNO continues their partnership with the Chasers and will again be playing some games at Werner Park this year:

4/6 vs Nebraska
4/20 vs K State
4/26 vs Air Force



I need to remember to go...

Wonder when UNO will start work on its baseball/softball complex at Chili Greens.
Go to Top of Page

Hoffin205
Senior Mav

USA
1263 Posts

Posted - 02/15/2016 :  10:46:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by admin
Wonder when UNO will start work on its baseball/softball complex at Chili Greens.



That would really benefit the area and the school - I'd expect nice crowds on weekends in the warmer weather with pre and post game stops in Aksarben Village. Sadly, I don't see it materializing before I move out of the area. I really did like the sports complex rendering that came out a while back.

@HoffinOmaha
"Hoff" is the nickname - "in205" used to help me find my seat
Hummm, I wonder if I can change my user name to Hoffin216?
Go to Top of Page

nousefouraname
All-Star Mav

2307 Posts

Posted - 02/15/2016 :  2:55:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BIGHUSKERMAV

That loss is a wash. The economic impact on the surrounding area and the civic benefits of having the CWS for 25+ more years far outweighs that paltry loss. If anybody believed that the stadium was going to turn a huge profit by itself, they were kidding themselves.

Now, that is not to say that they couldn't do better. MECA is run by a bunch of morons...The Red Sky Music Festival was a sideshow act from the start and they totally botched the outdoor hockey game against North Dakota a few years ago. With better management, I think it could be profitable.



Whether it's a paltry loss or not isn't the point. It's still a loss. No one is disputing the economic impact of the CWS on the city as a whole...but at the same time, the average citizen doesn't see tangible benefits from all of that revenue.

This is simply referring to the arrogant claims by MECA and others that this facility would turn a profit with only the CWS.

This has now been proven false. And, unless peddling booze at the CWS creates a windfall or they find other uses for the stadium in the future, these numbers may only get worse as the facility ages and requires more money directed towards upkeep and renovations.
Go to Top of Page

nousefouraname
All-Star Mav

2307 Posts

Posted - 02/15/2016 :  2:58:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by admin

quote:
Originally posted by Greg S

UNO continues their partnership with the Chasers and will again be playing some games at Werner Park this year:

4/6 vs Nebraska
4/20 vs K State
4/26 vs Air Force



I need to remember to go...

Wonder when UNO will start work on its baseball/softball complex at Chili Greens.



If baseball insiders are to be believed, the funding has been ready to go for a few years, but the administration has indicated that Baxter Arena needed to be completed and opened first. I've heard they didn't want to start on another facility until Baxter was on its feet.

If that is correct, I would hope we would have some kind of announcement during the 2016 baseball season.

We will see.
Go to Top of Page

Greg S
All-Star Mav

4101 Posts

Posted - 03/09/2016 :  3:09:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Check out what they are installing in the Frisco RoughRiders stadium:

http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20160304&content_id=166104858&fext=.jsp&vkey=min_bus&sid=milb&partnerId=ed-10096801-879203593
Go to Top of Page

Greg S
All-Star Mav

4101 Posts

Posted - 04/06/2016 :  12:43:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Huskers vs Mavericks tonight at Werner Park.

Greg
Go to Top of Page

Greg S
All-Star Mav

4101 Posts

Posted - 04/07/2016 :  08:51:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good article on year 5:

http://www.omaha.com/sports/chasers/shatel-werner-park-diamond-a-sparkling-success-for-chasers/article_983eb137-8277-5ccc-bceb-63fdcb520eef.html
Go to Top of Page

nousefouraname
All-Star Mav

2307 Posts

Posted - 05/25/2016 :  08:00:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sharp and Benning made several references to UNO having "closed out the Ballpark at Boys Town era" last weekend.

It sounds likely that UNO may be playing all home games at Werner Park for the next 1-2 years while the on campus facility is completed. Considering the cost of renting Werner Park for 20+ games, we may be seeing some momentum building towards an announcement of the new on campus ballpark as well.
Go to Top of Page

Greg S
All-Star Mav

4101 Posts

Posted - 11/23/2016 :  09:54:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://www.omaha.com/money/in-north-downtown-businesses-hope-new-projects-can-create-a/article_2000ef95-158f-51ad-ba96-810302b37c58.html
Go to Top of Page

West O Mike
All-Star Mav

Christmas Island
5308 Posts

Posted - 11/24/2016 :  09:00:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A minor league baseball team would really add to the ambiance in north downtown. When Nebraska has played games at TD Ameritrade Park, you get an idea of the vibe that could be commonplace down there throughout the summer.

Blog: http://huskermike.blogspot.com
Go to Top of Page

Greg S
All-Star Mav

4101 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2017 :  2:03:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
UNO hosts Nebraska on April 5 and Creighton May 9 at Werner Park.

Greg
Go to Top of Page

Greg S
All-Star Mav

4101 Posts

Posted - 06/14/2017 :  4:57:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Additional funding for TD:

http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/more-city-funds-will-go-toward-upgrading-td-ameritrade-park/article_1cb24e18-7adc-5327-902f-fec01e58b7d7.html
Go to Top of Page

Greg S
All-Star Mav

4101 Posts

Posted - 06/27/2017 :  09:21:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Shatel on the Chasers being home during the CWS:

http://www.omaha.com/sports/shatel-storm-chasers-right-at-home-sharing-omaha-with-college/article_c3242ce8-4de7-5a5a-8fbf-518be92e7b7f.html
Go to Top of Page

West O Mike
All-Star Mav

Christmas Island
5308 Posts

Posted - 06/29/2017 :  11:56:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This year, they didn't have weekday games where they had to give away thousands of tickets to the school summer programs. Apparently that worked well for them on Sunday with no CWS game.

Blog: http://huskermike.blogspot.com
Go to Top of Page
Page: of 107 Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Previous Page
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
MP Message Board © 2000-2017 MavPuck.com Go To Top Of Page
Snitz Forums 2000