Rosenblatt Stadium Memorabilia Auction
Omaha Zoo Foundation Fundraiser
Location: 1202 Bert Murphy Ave, Omaha, NE 68108
The Omaha Zoo Foundation announced today that it will hold an auction to sell memorabilia items from Rosenblatt Stadium, allowing the public to own a part of the Rosenblatt legacy. The Omaha Zoo Foundation took ownership of Rosenblatt Stadium on June 9, 2011. The live auction, presented by Auction Solutions, will take place on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. CDT on the southwest side of Rosenblatt Stadium. Live online bidding provided exclusively by Proxibid will commence at that time. Auction registration and pre-bidding are already available via www.rosenblattauction.com or www.proxibid.com/rosenblatt. All proceeds will benefit Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo Infield at the Zoo Legacy Project, which will immortalize the history of the Crown Jewel of college baseball.
Rosenblatt Stadium opened in 1948 and has been host to several minor league baseball teams, most recently the Omaha Royals, which played at Rosenblatt from 1969-2010. Most notably, Rosenblatt Stadium was home to the College World Series® (CWS) for 60 years. The final CWS game at Rosenblatt was played on June 29, 2010.
“Rosenblatt Stadium is a sports icon in itself,” said Calvin Sisson, Executive Director of the Omaha Zoo Foundation. “We are thrilled to be able to share the stadium memorabilia with baseball and College World Series fans from across the country. Online bidding on Proxibid makes it possible for all fans from both near and far to own a true piece of Americana. All proceeds from this auction will benefit the Infield at the Zoo Legacy Project, a project that will create a beautiful outdoor public space to be enjoyed by future generations.”
With a rich history steeped in tradition, Rosenblatt Stadium is host to a collection of college baseball memorabilia bidders won’t find anywhere else. Anyone who has ever attended a CWS game, watched a game on TV, or is a baseball fan will want to log in and bid online at this live auction webcast. In all, more than 900 lots of memorabilia, including dugout seats, signage, bases, players’ lockers and more will cross the auction block during this auction.
Details of this Historic Auction to Follow.
Payment must be made with Cash or Credit Card. No Checks Accepted for this auction. All items must be paid for day of sale, prior to removal. Buyer must rely on own visual inspection regarding the usability of items purchased. Auctioneer and staff make no guarantees or warranties, expressed or implied. All items sold on “as is where is” basis. Announcements day of sale take precedence over printed material. Once the auctioneer says sold that item becomes yours. 10% onsite and 12% offsite buyer’s premium applies at this sale.
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All sales are final. All information contained herein is believed to be accurate to the best of our ability but is not guaranteed. Shayne Fili and Mark Beacom Professional Auctioneers Office: 402-571-0393 Shayne Cell: 402-203-3508 Mark Cell: 402-250-3136 All property is sold “AS IS”, and ALL SALES ARE FINAL