TD Ameritrade Park is upping security for Thursday night’s Royals-Tigers MLB game

TD Ameritrade Park is increasing its security for Thursday night’s Major League Baseball game, so if you’re going, you might want to get there early. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

Typically, ballpark security uses metal-detecting wands to screen fans entering the stadium. For the Kansas City Royals-Detroit Tigers game, walk-through metal detectors have been added.

Those metal detectors will be removed after Thursday night’s game, and the stadium will return to its use of metal-detecting wands for the College World Series.

Many of the ballpark’s security rules still apply, including its clear-bag policy. Signs have been placed near the entrance gates laying out the prohibited items.

Below is a list of prohibited items. For more information regarding security, contact the TD Ameritrade Park Omaha Ticket Office at 402-546-1800.

PROHIBITED

  • Abusive, foul or disruptive language; obscene clothing; indecent clothing
  • Action sports equipment included but not limited to bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, scooters and roller skates
  • Aerosol cans (i.e. hairspray, Mace, etc.)
  • Alcohol, drugs, illegal substances
  • Animals (except certified service animals)
  • Any item or action deemed to be a threat to public safety
  • Baseball bats or clubs
  • Beach balls and other inflatable items
  • Brooms
  • Cameras with lenses larger than 3 inches
  • Cans, glass and thermos bottles
  • Drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles
  • Large bags and hard-sided coolers
  • Laser pens and laser pointers
  • Noise-making devices (i.e. air horns, cowbells, etc.)
  • Outside food and beverage except for 20 oz. or smaller empty plastic bottles for water
  • Signs or banners
  • Smoking of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vapor cigarettes or any device that mimics smoking
  • Sticks or clubs
  • Toy guns or knives (including water guns)
  • Umbrellas
  • Weapons including pocket knives, blades, tasers, brass knuckles, firearms, fireworks and other illegal substances. This includes permit holders possessing or carrying lawfully concealed weapons.

A-Rod in Omaha: Alex Rodriguez shares ice cream, life lessons with Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett recently shared some ice cream with baseball star turned broadcaster Alex Rodriguez.

A-Rod on Wednesday posted a picture on social media that appeared to show the two wrapping up a meal with some ice cream at Omaha’s Happy Hollow Club, a known Buffett haunt.

Roqriguez wrote:

“Great to be back in Omaha to see my friend and mentor Warren Buffett. 61 years in the same house. 57 years in the same office building. Bought his first shares of Berkshire Hathaway in 1962. The embodiment of American values. And he’s giving most of his money away to philanthropy.

Lessons learned:

1. You need one good idea every five years.

2. Don’t listen to all the noise. Stay focused.

3. Be patient. But when you get your deal, you have to have the courage to take a big swing. No singles. Home runs.”

Speaking of home runs, Rodriguez has hit plenty of homers in his lifetime. He finished his professional baseball career in 2016 with 696 home runs, good enough for fourth on the MLB’s all-time list behind Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth.

Buffett and Rodriguez have been friends for over a decade, the then-Yankee star first visiting Buffett at his Omaha office in 2006.

A-Rod didn’t give any reason to be in Omaha other than the lunch, but there are plenty of reasons for a baseball fan to be in Omaha this week: the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers play Thursday in the first regular-season MLB game in Omaha’s history and the College World Series opening ceremony takes place Friday.

Though Rodriguez does now work on MLB broadcasts, Thursday’s game in Omaha will reportedly be handled by ESPN’s Karl Ravech, Eduardo Perez and Kyle Peterson — guys who have regularly worked the CWS.

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