August 8, 2014

Storm Chasers Baseball Games With Kids

You go to one Omaha Storm Chasers game and suddenly your children ask nightly to go to a baseball game.

The Storm Chasers must be doing something right.

Farley and I pausing for a quick Storm Chasers selfie at Werner Park.

Farley and I pausing for a quick Storm Chasers selfie at Werner Park.

If you haven’t taken your children to a baseball game, I’d recommend trying it out once. Even if you don’t like baseball. If you bring small children, you won’t be watching much of the game, anyway… but they’ll have a blast. Here are 10 things families are going to like about the 2018 Omaha Storm Chasers’ season!

What to expect

The kids play zone – I’m just going to assume your kids are going to spot this play area and drag you over there. You may never make it to your seats if you go here first. There is a $6 admission fee for each child over the age of 3.

You’ll find a few bounce houses, a playground, a carousel, and a ball pitching inflatable.

It was Ag Night when we went, so there was also a little area set aside for kids to practice roping skills.

My daughter roping a steer during Ag Night at a Storm Chasers game.

My daughter roping a steer during Ag Night at a Storm Chasers game.

 

Food – It’s a ballpark so you know what to expect. A lot of nights, they offer specials. When we went, it was 25-cent Weiner Wednesday (including a tofu dog). My personal favorite is Thirsty Thursday, with $1 beers and soda.

If you’re on a diet, you’re really out of luck. There is a food stand over by section 123 that had a salad shaker, as well as a few vegetarian-friendly offerings (not low-cal or low-fat, though).

But, for most people, part of the fun of a baseball game is eating indulgent food – peanuts, ice cream, 10 hot dogs…

Seating – The cheapest seating is Berm seating, which is the grassy area behind the outfield. You’ll want to bring blankets for that area.

Werner Park is a perfect size for AAA baseball and I can’t really tell you where you wouldn’t want to sit. Most seats are going to be good ones.

The view from our seats at Werner Park, which we occupied for about 35 seconds that night.

The view from our seats at Werner Park, which we occupied for about 35 seconds that night.

 

Other activities – If you make it past the kids zone yet your child still doesn’t want to sit down, there is plenty to explore.

Most of the action is by the Berm area. There’s a basketball court and wiffle ball field, as well as a fooseball and mini pool table in the Downdraught Bar area near the Berm.

On the night we went, there was also a petting zoo set up near the wiffle ball field.

 

There was a petting zoo at the baseball stadium the night we attended a game.

There was a petting zoo at the baseball stadium the night we attended a game.

It was crowded with kids, but even my preschooler could get up close to all of the animals.

The Storm Chasers staff does a good job of keeping excitement going throughout the game, holding fan contests or mascot games on the field, showing fun videos, and launching T-shirts and whatnot at the stands. The sponsor giveaways were curious (on our night, one lucky section won a free colonoscopy).

 

Discounts

Check the promotion schedule for discounts on specific days. On Sundays, you can get a discount for bringing canned food, for instance.

If you’re already planning on sitting on the Berm, get there early. The first 50 kids (10 and younger) can get a $1 Berm ticket each game.

 

Tips

If it’s your first time at the stadium, you’ll see signs to pay for parking. If you want FREE parking, keep driving until you reach the dirt lot on the north side of the stadium.

Friday night games always end with fireworks.

Sunday afternoon games are always US Bank Family FUNdays, with FREE attractions like clowns, balloon artists, face painting, a petting zoo and a chance to run the bases after the game.

 

If you go:

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Storm Chasers Baseball Games

Where: Werner Park, 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion, Neb.

Schedule

Tickets

 

Giveaway

Congrats! You found the Oh My! Omaha fifth anniversary giveaway! Win FOUR (4) tickets to the April 21, 2018 Omaha Storm Chasers home game versus Nashville Sounds. This game is particularly great because they’re giving away Jarrod Dyson bobblehads to the first 2,000 fans. It’s the first in the set of five O-Bolt Bobbleheads presented by Centris Federal Credit Union. It also happens to be a Bands & Brews game, so starting at 6 p.m., there will be drink specials and live music at the Bud Light Downdraught Bar.

It’s FREE to enter using the Rafflecopter form below. The giveaway ends Tuesday, April 17, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Winner will be contacted via email and, due to the quick turnaround, will have 24 hours to respond to the email before another winner is drawn. Winner must be 18 or older. Tickets may not be exchanged for a different game. Good luck!

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Bonus giveaway! If you belong to the Facebook Group, Fun Things To Do In Omaha & Beyond, you can enter the giveaway there for four tickets to the April 21, 2018 game. That giveaway ends Tuesday morning.

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Comments

  1. Don Gentry says:

    My 3 year old grandson would love the petting zoo!

  2. We like buy the soft baseballs and trying to throw them in to the truck that drives around the outfield!

  3. See who will win. Both boys go for opposite teams just to see if their team will win.

  4. Kaila white says:

    I honestly like the berm seats the best! There is just something about spreading a picnic blanket out on a hot summer day that makes the game so much better. My little ones can run and play while we watch the game. Much better than trying to keep them in their seats! 😉

  5. We love to be outdoors and this would be an excellent way to enjoy a night out with the whole family!!

  6. We like sitting on the berm and watching the game.

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