The Last Year at Rosenblatt

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    The 2010 College World Series will be the last NCAA baseball tournament to be played in the famous Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium.

    The stadium originally named Omaha Municipal Stadium was built in 1947 for the single-A Omaha Cardinals of the St. Louis Cardinals organization. A few years later it became the home of the Kansas City Royals triple-A team.

    In 1964, the stadium was renamed to honor former Omaha mayor Johnny Rosenblatt, who was instrumental in bringing professional baseball as well as the College World Series to Omaha.

    Rosenblatt Stadium has been home to the College World Series since 1950. Baseball is the only NCAA sport that has held their championship in the same venue year after year.

    Currently, the NCAA and the city of Omaha have agreed to continue hosting the Men's College World Series in Omaha through the 2035 season.

    Starting in 2011, the CWS will be played in a new stadium in down town Omaha.

    Jonathan Stempel of Reuters wrote this great article "Baseball Coaches will miss Rosenblatt Stadium" and Fresno State head coach Mike Batesole is featured in the story with a quote on the Bulldogs time spent winning the national championship in the `Blatt in 2008.

    Here are a couple of images from Rosenblatt during 2008:

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