College World Series fans report abnormally long, slow lines

OMAHA, Neb. (KLKN) – Fans waited in longer than normal lines on Friday for the first day of games at the Men’s College World Series.

General admission lines were taking abnormally long, according to one Texas fan who said he had “waited over an hour and still didn’t move.”

Game 2 between Notre Dame and Texas was supposed to begin at 6 p.m. but was delayed to 6:15.

Some fans with tickets to Game 2 began lining up outside an hour or more before first pitch but still didn’t make it in time.

Omaha native Al Hill had club level tickets to Friday’s Game 2.

He said he’s been attending MCWS games for about 40 years and never experienced a wait like on Friday.

“They gotta go back to paper tickets,” he said. “This is absolutely ridiculous. I’ve never seen anything like it, and I’m not coming back until they come back with paper tickets. That’s the way it should be. So I get the technology, I like the technology, but realistically, the paper tickets are faster.”

The long lines to get inside the stadium seemed to be caused by the lack of quick service on fans’ cellphones.

Some people had trouble accessing their tickets, which were only sold online this year, to scan to enter the stadium.

Fans were still waiting in line for Game 2 a half-hour after it had started.

At the third inning, there was still a long line to enter the club level seating.

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