|Larger Than Life Projection â€˜Waveâ€™ a Fun, First-Time Fan Experienceâ€¨|
Nearly 3,000 Fans Make Appearance on 10th Street
About 3,000 fans are a part of the 2013 Menâ€™s NCAAÂ® College World SeriesÂ® in a big way, whether they are at the games or not, through a virtual â€˜waveâ€™ appearing on CenturyLink Center Omaha nightly through the conclusion of the Series.
â€œPhotos of fans taken at a CWS Photo Booth are projected on the CenturyLink Center Omaha wall near the southwest side of the building from dusk to about midnight nightly throughout the CWS schedule,â€ said Dan Morrissey, Director of Marketing and Events for College World Series of Omaha, Inc.
â€œThis is the first time weâ€™ve done this for the CWS and the first time anything has been projected on the CenturyLink Center Omaha building,â€ Morrissey said. â€œThis is a fun, vibrant way for baseball fans and Omaha area residents to be a part of the excitement of this great community event.
Fansâ€™ photos were taken at the CWS Photo Booth at Fan Fest, Omaha Summer Arts Festival and Taste of Omaha events. Four photos of each fan or group of fans create a â€œwaveâ€ effect. In partnership with Ballantyne Strong, a 4,000-watt, theater quality, high resolution Barco projector at the Hilton Omaha hotel displays the images. A constant flow of fan photos include as many fans as possible.
â€œThis is a wonderful community collaboration to give fans this experience,â€ Morrissey added. The cooperative effort includes the support of the city of Omaha, the Zoning Board of Appeals, MECA, Hilton Omaha and the donation of staff and equipment by Ballantyne Strong and many others.â€
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2011 NCAA® Division I Baseball Championship
June 18-28/29, 2011
TD Ameritrade Park Omaha - Omaha, Neb.
About CWS of Omaha, Inc.
College World Series of Omaha, Inc., the local organizing committee, is a non-profit organization formed in 1967. The mission of its all-volunteer board of directors is enlisting community support for the College World Series from business, government, civic organizations and individuals.Learn More »