|Location||12356 Ballpark Way
Papillion, NE 68046
(126th Street and Nebraska Highway 370)
|Broke ground||August 12, 2009|
|Opened||April 11, 2011|
|Operator||Omaha Storm Chasers|
|Construction cost||$36 million
($36.7 million in 2013 dollars)
|General contractor||The Weitz Company|
6,434 permanent seats,
15 private suites,
and grass berm seating
|Field dimensions||LF - 310 feet (94 m)
CF - 402 feet (123 m)
RF - 315 feet (96 m)
|Omaha Storm Chasers (PCL) (2011-present)
Nebraska–Omaha Mavericks (NCAA DI The Summit) (2013-present)
Werner Park is a new ballpark near Papillion, Nebraska. Owned by Sarpy County, it is primarily used for baseball and is the home of the Omaha Storm Chasers of the Pacific Coast League. The club, formerly known as the Omaha Royals, moved from Rosenblatt Stadium in south Omaha (in Douglas County) into Werner Park on December 17, 2010. Beginning in 2013, the Nebraska–Omaha Mavericks will use the venue for some home games, as well. The ballpark cost $36 million to construct and is located near 126th Street and Highway 370, less than three miles (5 km) west of Papillion in unincorporated Sarpy County.
From 1969 through 2010, the Omaha Royals (Golden Spikes from 1998 to 2001) played at Rosenblatt Stadium, located on 13th Street just south of Interstate 80 next to the Henry Doorly Zoo, less than half a mile from the Missouri River and the Nebraska-Iowa state line. The Royals had to vacate the stadium for two weeks every year in late May or early June when the NCAA College World Series took place, playing an extended road trip during this time. When the city of Omaha announced plans to build a new ballpark for the CWS, the Royals opted instead to build elsewhere. The separate parks allow the Storm Chasers to play at home during the CWS.
Groundbreaking for the new stadium took place August 12, 2009.
On November 11, 2010, the Storm Chasers announced they had reached an agreement with Omaha-based transportation company and longtime sponsor Werner Enterprises for the ballpark's naming rights. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The stadium opened for its first game on April 11, 2011, with a high school game between Papillion's two high schools, Papillion South and Papillion-LaVista. The South Titans won 2-0 over the Monarchs. The Omaha Storm Chasers opened the ballpark on April 16, 2011, with a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Sounds. Top prospect Eric Hosmer went 3-3 in the victory.
 See also
- Staff. Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2012. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
- "Mavs to Play Seven Games at Werner Park". OMavs.com. Nebraska-Omaha Sports Information. 16 November 2012. Archived from the original on 5 January 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- "ROYALS' NEW BALLPARK: Sarpy's funding plan is complex". Omaha World Herald. 2009-06-02. Retrieved 2009-06-10.
- "Sarpy County Stadium Groundbreaking Scheduled". OurSportsCentral.com. 2009-07-28. Retrieved 2009-07-30.
- "Werner Enterprises Granted Naming Rights for New Ballpark". ORoyals.com. 2010-11-11. Retrieved 2010-11-11.
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