TD Ameritrade Park Omaha is a baseball park in Omaha, Nebraska. It became the home field of the College World Series after the NCAA signed an agreement to keep the CWS in Omaha until at least 2035 if the ballpark was built. "The Trade," as the park is sometimes called, is also the home of the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL. In the spring, TD Ameritrade Park is used as the home field for Creighton University Bluejays Baseball and hosts the Missouri Valley Conference baseball tournament.
TD Ameritrade Park has a capacity of 24,000 people, with the ability to expand to 35,000 spectators.The ballpark was expected to cost $128 million to construct and is located near the CenturyLink Center Omaha
. The park turned a profit of $5.6 million in its first year of operation, easily covering its debt payments.The first game was played on April 19 between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Creighton Bluejays.
College World Series:
The 2011 CWS, the first played at TD Ameritrade Park, consisted of 14 sessions with a total attendance of 321,684 for an average session attendance of 22,977. The 2011 total was both the highest since 2005 and 2,294 spectators more than the 2010 per-game average of 20,683.
In 2012, Creighton ranked 10th among Division I baseball programs in attendance, averaging 4,268 per game.