OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Wednesday was a busy day at the College World Series, as the CWS hosted "Kids Day" for families in attendance.
Parents were able to buy discounted tickets for their kids in the general admission section and there was plenty of family-friendly activities to do outside the stadium. NCAA officials said they want to make the College World Series affordable for all families.
"There's something special about this sport and this championship in particular in that it is accessible to kids and families," said Meghan Durham, an NCAA spokesperson. "It's important to us to help continue to elevate the game of baseball but I think it also is just fun."
"I think it's awesome," said Melissa Krebs, a parent of two. I think it's great for kids to enjoy the sport and get in to the spirit of the game and it's a good time.
The CWS also added a zip line at Fan Fest for Kids Day so the families had more activities to participate in outside the stadium. The zipline is free and any child more than 50 pounds and adult under 250 pounds can ride it Wednesday and Thursday.
"One of the things we try to do is make sure we're always bringing new things to Fan Fest for fans who return frequently have something new and exciting to experience," Durham said.
But for those too young to ride the zip line, there are still many activities to try out at Fan Fest.
"It's so kid friendly," Krebs said. "It's awesome. Hank loves hitting the ball like he was part of the big leagues. He told me it was his best day ever, better than his birthday."
The College World Series continues through early next week. Tonight's game featuring Florida State and Texas Tech is scheduled to start at 6:50 p.m.