Sarpy County, Papillion, Nebraska
CSL was retained by Sarpy County to assess the feasibility of developing a new minor league ballpark in suburban Omaha. The ballpark was envisioned to host the Class AAA Omaha Royals (now Storm Chasers), or attract a Class A or independent league franchise if the Royals were to leave the Omaha market. CSL reviewed local market demographic socioeconomic characteristics analyzed competitive and comparable facilities and interviewed potential ballpark users. Research results were used to estimate potential demand for the proposed ballpark under each potential tenant franchise scenario, define general building program elements necessary to accommodate demand, estimate potential financial operating results for the ballpark and franchise, estimate potential economic and fiscal benefits that could accrue to the County as a result of team and ballpark operations, and quantify potential funding sources for the ballpark development project.
The $36 million, 9,023-seat Werner Park opened in 2011 and is home to the Class A Omaha Storm Chasers.