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2018 Omaha Storm Chasers

Postby Greg S » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:09 pm

Next year's schedule:

https://www.milb.com/storm-chasers/news ... -196093384

It will be the franchise's 50th anniversary.

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Postby Brad » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:12 pm

Its coming Back!!! March 26, 2018!

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Postby Brad » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:19 pm

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Re: 2018 Omaha Storm Chasers

Postby WBR_Tom » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:18 pm

Awesome news. I knew it had been awhile since the KC Royals had played an exhibition here, but until I read the release I didn't realize it had been almost 20 years (spring of 2000). Wow!

Incidentally, I went back and looked in the OWH archives to find out a little more about that game, and it's a little crazy that game only drew 3,900 fans to Rosenblatt and generated almost zero buzz -- though the Royals were the worst team in the American League at that time by that point and the Omaha team was floundering in their "Golden Spikes" era so the lack of buzz makes sense I guess. Maybe people had a feeling it would go the way it did, ending in a scoreless tie after 10 innings, and stayed away.

But with less than 4,000 fans in attendance it's no wonder they stopped doing it.

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Re: 2018 Omaha Storm Chasers

Postby Greg S » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:19 pm

Tickets on sale September 1. My family and I will definitely be going.

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Re: 2018 Omaha Storm Chasers

Postby jag42 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:49 pm

I remember when I was a kid, just about every year, K.C. would play Omaha a couple weeks or so after the season started. The major league players hated it, and in-season exhibitions are no longer allowed under the MLB collective bargaining agreement.

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Re: 2018 Omaha Storm Chasers

Postby Greg S » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:30 am

The KC exhibition games sold out in last then a day including the berm seats.

I imagine they held some tickets back for people that get season tickets for the first time between now and sometime close to this game, so a few more might become available next March.

High demand. The web site kept crashing due to volume when they went on sale.

Still glad I got mine.

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Re: 2018 Omaha Storm Chasers

Postby omaha79 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:57 pm

I had no problem picking up 6 myself. No problems with crashing or anything like that.

I saw people freaking out on the Chasers FB page. Others asking things like "what's a berm?" Others complaining that it's not at TD Ameritrade.

Honestly, if you've never been to Werner and are asking "what's a berm"? This event isn't for you. If you can't figure out why they'd want to play it at their home stadium, this event isn't for you. The only way to truly guarantee tickets was to buy a ticket package. You were always leaving it to chance if you didn't buy a package.

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Re: 2018 Omaha Storm Chasers

Postby Greg S » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:57 am

omaha79 wrote:I had no problem picking up 6 myself. No problems with crashing or anything like that.

I saw people freaking out on the Chasers FB page. Others asking things like "what's a berm?" Others complaining that it's not at TD Ameritrade.

Honestly, if you've never been to Werner and are asking "what's a berm"? This event isn't for you. If you can't figure out why they'd want to play it at their home stadium, this event isn't for you. The only way to truly guarantee tickets was to buy a ticket package. You were always leaving it to chance if you didn't buy a package.



When did you get yours? I started out right at 12, finally got all the way through at 1:34AM. Very happy I got mine. I am in 124. The prices on StubHub are crazy.

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Re: 2018 Omaha Storm Chasers

Postby omaha79 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:32 pm

Greg S wrote:
omaha79 wrote:I had no problem picking up 6 myself. No problems with crashing or anything like that.

I saw people freaking out on the Chasers FB page. Others asking things like "what's a berm?" Others complaining that it's not at TD Ameritrade.

Honestly, if you've never been to Werner and are asking "what's a berm"? This event isn't for you. If you can't figure out why they'd want to play it at their home stadium, this event isn't for you. The only way to truly guarantee tickets was to buy a ticket package. You were always leaving it to chance if you didn't buy a package.



When did you get yours? I started out right at 12, finally got all the way through at 1:34AM. Very happy I got mine. I am in 124. The prices on StubHub are crazy.

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I ended up in section 123. top row. I got on with no issues at 5:45 AM.

They really that high on Stubhub? I haven't looked.

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Re: 2018 Omaha Storm Chasers

Postby WBR_Tom » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:42 am

omaha79 wrote:They really that high on Stubhub? I haven't looked.


Amazingly, yes. I really doubt they'll sell at these prices, but people have them listed for between $149.50 apiece (section 124) to $325 apiece (section 107). Good for them if they can get that, but seems just a *tad* bit more than the market would bear for an exhibition game.

But who knows. Given the level of vitriol in the Facebook comments on the Storm Chasers' page after people were unable to get tickets, maybe there's enough disappointed fans to pay a 1200% markup. And if there is, maybe I should consider selling mine... :lol:

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Re: 2018 Omaha Storm Chasers

Postby omaha79 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:23 pm

WBR_Tom wrote:
omaha79 wrote:They really that high on Stubhub? I haven't looked.


Amazingly, yes. I really doubt they'll sell at these prices, but people have them listed for between $149.50 apiece (section 124) to $325 apiece (section 107). Good for them if they can get that, but seems just a *tad* bit more than the market would bear for an exhibition game.

But who knows. Given the level of vitriol in the Facebook comments on the Storm Chasers' page after people were unable to get tickets, maybe there's enough disappointed fans to pay a 1200% markup. And if there is, maybe I should consider selling mine... :lol:


Oh yeah. ha.

"I'm so mad I didn't get tickets. They should have had this at TD Ameritrade Park. I've never been to Werner Park before, what's a Berm? Now I have to tell my kids they can't see the Royals. But, I'll show them. I'll pay $150 a ticket on Stubhub"

Seriously, if you pay $150 per ticket for this, you are deeply stupid. For $300 (a pair of seats) you could take a family of 4 to a KC Royals game with upper deck tickets, cover a night of hotel down there, gas up and back, and a decent BBQ dinner.

It's an exhibition game. I'm willing to pay $16 for it, but no more.

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Re: 2018 Omaha Storm Chasers

Postby Greg S » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:37 pm

Yeah I was shocked how reasonable to tickets were priced at. They are the same prices as the July 4 games. They went from $15-$25 (club seats). Don't know what berm went for. I was expecting another $10-15 per seat (and would have paid that).

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