Creighton baseball made huge strides in the 2011 season, including moving into a new home, TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, on April 19, 2011. The state-of-the-art facilty will now serve as the primary home for the Creighton baseball team starting in 2012. The Jays played 12 regular-season games in 2011 at the new stadium, and then hosted the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament for the first time since 1978.
The stadium features a 360-degree continuous walkway on the concourse level, with both permanent and portable concession stands lining the concourse. The stadium has seating for 24,000 fans, including three decks of general grandstands, bleacher seating lining the outfield and club seating for 2,500 members, with special access to three, full-service food stations will draw parties and groups to the facility. The entire facility is accessible to people with disabilities and seating inside the stadium meets ADA standards.
Creighton baseball experienced immediate success inside its new home, finishing with a 13-2 record, a Missouri Valley Conference regular season title and MVC tournament crown in the 2011 season. The Jays finished the regular season a perfect 6-0 in Valley play while playing at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, sweeping the final two series of the season over Bradley and Missouri State.
TD Ameritrade Park Omaha is also used for more than just Bluejay baseball, as the NCAA has agreed to a contract keeping the College World Series in Omaha for 25 years, starting in 2011. Concerts, including the Red Sky Music Festival, and other community engagement events will also be held in the facility.
Directions to TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
From I-80 West: Travel on I-80 West and take exit 1-A and follow I-29 North. Exit off of I-29 onto I-480 West to Omaha. Just across the Missouri River Bridge, exit on the 10th Street/Qwest Center Omaha Exit. Turn right onto 10th Street. The stadium will be on your left-hand side.
From I-29 North: Traveling north on Interstate 29, take I-80 West at the convergence of the two interstates in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Follow the above directions from I-80 West.
From I-80 East: Traveling east on Interstate 80 from Lincoln, take Interstate 480 North to downtown Omaha and follow the above directions.
From Eppley Airfield: When leaving the terminal, turn left (south) on Abbott Drive and follow toward downtown, where Abbott Drive will turn into Cuming Street. Continue on Cuming Street until you reach 13th Street. The ballpark will be on your left-hand side.