Crews get Omaha Baseball Village ready for busy week of College World Series
June 10, 2019
OMAHA, Neb. —
College World Series is just days away and crews were working hard on Monday getting Omaha Baseball Village ready for fans.
Hundreds of boxes and tables were unloaded and dozens of people set up more than 60 tents.
"This location will take us probably three days to set up without the merchandise," Derek Collins, J.E.B Enterprises supervisor said.
Collins traveled all the way from Atlanta for tent set up. He said he only has six people working to get everything ready to go.
"It's hard work," Collins said.
But he has more than triple the people coming to Omaha to help put up thousands of pieces of merchandise.
"We'll have all the official merchandise such as shirts, the jackets," he said.
Besides all the cool merchandise, fans will see some new additions at Baseball Village.
"We decided to add all this extra shade so people can watch the games in a shaded area," Jenny Peters, Marketing director of Omaha Baseball Village, said.
A national artist spent a week hand painting a mural so fans can post their memories to social media.
"On the lower portion, 'Omaha' is hidden onto that painting so if you spread out with a group in front of it, it will be a really cool photo op," Peters said.
Oakley, the sunglasses company will be doing live demonstrations.
And of course, fans will get to get some baseballs in the batting cages and play other fun games.
"It's just fun. The fans are great," Peters said.