A GREAT view of the field at AT&T Park in Chattanooga during their pre-season open house!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Omaha Storm Chasers

While in Omaha, we visited Werner Park, home of the Omaha Storm Chasers!
Like the park in Davenport, Werner is a very unique park with some features you can see only in Omaha.
The park is out in the middle of a cornfield.  Seriously. 
To be totally honest, it is actually a bit of a drive outside of the main Omaha area.  There is a nice shopping area close by though, so you still feel like you are close to the urban action.
I do like the trend now of having parks in a downtown area.  In Omaha Nebraska, having the park a bit out in the middle of a field seems more appropriate.  It works.
I liked a lot about this place.  The team shop had cool items and helpful staff.  I LOVE the fact that they actually sell lineup cards from previous games!
On the day we were there, they had a few players in the dugout signing autographs!  I wish more teams did promotions like this because autographs are cool, and getting to actually walk in the dugout is a bit of a treat!
They have a great concession selection!  Lots of variety and good quality!  We had a couple of dogs that we both felt were some of the best dogs we have had this season.
The park is AAA and has a AAA feel, BUT, it also has a lower league feel too- and I mean that in a very positive way.
The feel is casual and friendly.  You can credit some of that to the cool vibe all of Nebraska has, but it just seemed a lot more casual than a lot of other upper level parks I have visited.
The staff was friendly and helpful, and seemed genuinely interested in the fans experience.  I didn't see any ushers chasing people off, or any of that stuff.  In fact, I asked several staff people about seating, food, promotions and other stuff and ALL were very helpful.
You can walk all the way around the park, and there is plenty of grass space for kids to run around, and for additional seating.


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