The playing field at TD Ameritrade Park, where the College World Series will be played, displays a CWS logo in Omaha, Neb. , Tuesday, June 14, 2011. The series begins Saturday. (AP Photo)
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The College World Series opens at the new TD Ameritrade Park on Saturday after 61 years at Rosenblatt Stadium.
There's a lot of CWS experience in the field, with defending champion South Carolina and 34-time qualifier Texas among the entries. The glitz of the $131 million stadium is bringing out the nerves, and not just in first-timer Vanderbilt.
Longhorns coach Augie Garrido said Friday he told his players to focus on what happens on the field and forget about the hoopla of the stadium opening.
The series opens with Vanderbilt (52-10) playing North Carolina (50-14) and Texas (49-17) meeting Florida (50-17).
Sunday's games match California (37-21) against No. 1 national seed Virginia (54-10) and Texas A&M (47-20) against South Carolina (50-14).
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