Metro will again offer inexpensive, comfortable and stress-free transportation options for fans attending the NCAAÂ® Menâ€™s College World SeriesÂ® (CWS) at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.
According to Metro Director of Marketing Linda Barritt.â€œMetro is bringing back its popular Stadium Circulator for the third consecutive CWS,â€ Barritt explained. â€œFor a 25-cent, one-way fare, the circulator service connects the stadium with downtown hotels, public parking lots and garages, the Old Market and other attractions.â€
The Stadium Circulator has a 10-minute frequency and operates continuously from 90 minutes before the first game until 90 minutes after the last scheduled game. Special bus stop signs designate pick-up locations along the Circulator route.
The Circulator will also operate on Friday, June 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 30 minutes after Opening Celebration activities. Events will conclude at approximately 10 p.m., after the fireworks display.
Metro will offer its Stadium Express service from four, free park-and-ride locations. Stadium Express buses are scheduled to arrive 30 minutes before game time and leave the ballpark from the same de-boarding location 30 minutes after the game ends. One-way fare for Stadium Express is $3 with exact change required. Round trip passes are available for $6 and can be purchased at park and ride locations or online at ometro.com/rider-guide/purchase-tickets (please allow time for USPS mail delivery and note special instructions).
In addition to the express and circulator services, more than a dozen regular Metro routes have scheduled stops within walking distance of the stadium, Barritt noted. One-way fare for regularly scheduled Metro routes is $1.25, plus a 25-cent charge for a transfer, if necessary.
For specific information on Metroâ€™s Stadium and Regular Route Transit Services, please visit www.ometro.com or call 402.341.0800 (voice); 402.341.0807 (TDD).
Citing the high cost of gasoline and Metroâ€™s commitment to â€œclean-airâ€ initiatives, Barritt added, â€œIt only makes sense for fans to leave their cars at home or at a park-and-ride location and take an air conditioned stress-free commute to and from the game.â€
For fans needing extra assistance, all Metro buses are Americans with Disabilities Act / ADA accessible and are equipped to hold two bicycles on a first come, first-served basis.
Following are the four Stadium Express park-and-ride locations and departure times.
2013 Stadium Express Bus Service
$3 per person each way, exact cash fare only
| Game Start Times (all CST)|| 2:00 p.m.*|| 7:00 p.m.*|| 7:30 p.m.*|
| Departure Locations ||Departure Times*||Departure Times* || Departure Times*|
Park: 4888 S. 118th St. â€“ rear lot
Board: South entrance off 118th St.
108th St. & M (additional pick-up location, no parking available)
Park: 102nd & Nicholas, west side of Exit 6
Board: North of Dickâ€™s Sporting Goods on Nicholas
Bakerâ€™s at American Plaza, Bellevue
Park: 801 Galvin Rd, Lower South Lot by ATM
Board: Access Road
|Mid-America Center, Council Bluffs|
Park: N.E. Corner of Complex â€“ Lots C1 & C3
Board: Sidewalk for Lots C1 & C3
*Departure times will change, if game start times change.
About the NCAAÂ®
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About CWS, Inc.Â®
College World Series of Omaha, Inc., is the non-profit local organizing committee for the annual NCAA Division I Men's College World Series. Its mission is enlisting wide-based community support from business, government, civic organizations and individuals to implement, promote, operate and host a successful CWS in Omaha in partnership with the NCAA. The 2013 NCAA Men's College World Series will begin with Opening Celebration Day, Friday, June 14. Games will begin Saturday, June 15, and continue through Tuesday/Wednesday, June 25/26. For a complete schedule of all games and times, please visit NCAA.com/CWS.
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