How Dangerous Was College World Series?

Editor/Collegiate Baseball

OMAHA, Neb. —The College World Series drew a record 361,711 fans in 16 games over two weeks which broke the all-time, single-year mark set in 2017.

The average crowd was over 22,000 per game as T.D. Ameritrade Park was allowed to have 100 percent fan occupancy through the entire College World Series by the NCAA.

There were essentially no precautions in place for this potential super spreader event for COVID-19.

According to ticket holders Collegiate Baseball talked to, there was no requirement that they be vaccinated before entering the stadium.

There was no social distancing as people were packed into the stadium like sardines in a can.

Nobody was required to wear a mask, and well over 99 percent of people had no mask on.

No temperatures were taken of people coming into the venue as a precaution.

Even more concerning was that there was no mechanism in place to track ticket holders after the event to see if they contracted COVID-19 or the Delta variant of this disease, which impacted 8 N.C. State players as the Wolfpack was sent home during the College World Series.

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