Downtown bars say 2018 CWS was good for business

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Oregon State was able to clinch a College World Series Championship Monday night 5-0 over Arkansas. 

This marks the end of the College World Series which went one day longer than normal. While many employees of the bars and restaurants nearby are exhausted, they enjoyed the extra day of profit. 

"There's a lot of people that are tired and sick and hurt, it's like we're playing in the thing ourselves. But no we always root for an extra day, at this point in time we're all pretty zombified so we're looking for that extra day because at this point in time why not?," says manager at Goodnights, Pat McEvoy.

It was a busy night in Omaha with Game 3 of the College World Series and Sugarland also playing downtown. McEvoy says most of that crowd didn't seem to seep into the bars downtown.

"To avoid the crowds, a lot people were more or less staying away because they knew the CWS was down here, it's going to be harder to park, it's going to be harder to find a table," says McEvoy.

A few Sugarland fans did make it out and said parking was not the nightmare some anticipated. 

"I thought it was very organized. I thought it was pretty good and we ended up parking relatively easily," says Sugarland concert attendee, Russ Scott. 

Still, McEvoy says his place did very well this time around and thanked the rainy weather for the extra customers. 

"What are they going to do? They're going to eat and drink and hang out until the next game happens. That Monday game was awesome, the Monday rainout was awesome for us, just extends everything so it's been a great year for us."

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