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Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Rosenblatt Stadium is coming down

Meet your new zoo parking lot.

The Omaha Zoo Foundation has contracted with Anderson Excavating of Omaha for demolition services at the 64-year-old structure. The demolition project is expected to take up to six months to complete.

“There have been a lot of questions about when it would come down,” said Calvin Sisson, executive director of the Omaha Zoo Foundation. “We’re at a point where we could begin, and Anderson said it was ready to go in earnest.”

Greg Franklin Posted: July 25, 2012 at 01:40 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bob Tufts Posted: July 25, 2012 at 03:05 PM (#4192101)
"paved paradise, put up a parking lot"....goodbye Rosenblatt, I enjoyed my time there in 1982 and in 1983.
   2. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: July 25, 2012 at 03:13 PM (#4192110)
I don't know if they actually need more parking, but the Omaha Zoo is ######## excellent, as zoos go.
   3. Dan Hirsch Posted: July 25, 2012 at 03:27 PM (#4192120)
I live in Omaha and had a chance to go to Rosenblatt one last time this past June. All the seats were removed and the field was mostly dirt and weeds. I was lucky enough to grab a bag full of "Rosenblatt dirt"
   4. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: July 25, 2012 at 04:00 PM (#4192158)
My father played various levels of football and baseball at Rosenblatt during the 1950s and early 60s, he misses it. I loved it for the CWS visits in the 80s/90s/00s. South Omaha has changed a lot since I first spent time there 30 years ago, never mind in the 98 years since my Grandfather was born in a barn like structure in the same neighborhood

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