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Infield at the Zoo

A miniature baseball stadium honoring Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium, home of the College World Series from 1950-2010. 


The parking lot for Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium commemorates an important part of baseball history. The former Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium once stood at this location from 1948-2012 and hosted the College World Series from 1950-2010.

Local organizers reclaimed seats, benches, bricks, and even part of the scoreboard from “The Blatt” to construct a miniature ballpark to memorialize the stadium— a stadium where many professional baseball legends played on their way to the major leagues. 

The ballpark is gone, but fans of all ages bring whiffle bats and balls to this shrine, pretending to hit game-winning home runs and pitching from an actual mound. Rosenblatt Stadium’s foul poles remain in place in the zoo’s parking lot.

Know Before You Go

Parking at the zoo is free and anyone can enter the field. 

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August 10, 2021

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