TICKETS TO GO ON SALE FOR JUNE’S “MLB IN OMAHA” GAME PRESENTED BY GEICO ON FRIDAY, MARCH 29.
Tickets for the first-of-its-kind “MLB In Omaha” game between the Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, June 13th at 8:05 p.m. (ET)/7:05 p.m. (CT) will be available publicly – online only – on Friday, March 29th, Major League Baseball announced today. As of 10:00 a.m. (CT) on Friday, fans can visit royals.com/Omaha, tigers.com/Omaha,
MLB.com/Omaha, and Ticketmaster as a limited availability of tickets launches, with a four-ticket limit per individual.
Honoring Omaha’s baseball tradition, the first Major League game ever held in Nebraska will be televised nationally by ESPN and will be played at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha one day before the Opening Celebration Day of the 2019 National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Men’s College World Series and two days before the event’s first game. GEICO will be the presenting sponsor of the event as part of the new GEICO Summer Series. The game resulted from an agreement between MLB, the NCAA, Minor League Baseball, the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers and Omaha’s Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA).
The Royals and the Storm Chasers, who helped make this event possible, share the game’s longest relationship between a Major League Club and its Triple-A affiliate, spanning the careers of Hall of Famer George Brett and other Kansas City greats since its franchise inception in 1969. Thirty-two Major League players all-time were born in Omaha, including Hall of Famers Bob Gibson and Wade Boggs, and more than 100 all-time were
born in Nebraska, including Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn and Royals’ three-time All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon, a Lincoln native and a product of the University of Nebraska. Omaha has hosted the College World Series since 1950, at Rosenblatt Stadium through 2010 and at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha since 2011.
MLB In Omaha will follow other recent special events that have brought regular season play to nontraditional locales and have been telecast by ESPN. In July 2016, the Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins played at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, a celebration of the service-members at the post and the first Major League game ever held in the state. The 2019 season will bring the third annual MLB Little League Classic Presented by GEICO to
Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, the home of the Little League World Series.