The University of Virginia baseball team is headed to Nebraska for the College World Series. While the team gets a free ride, if you want to see them play in person, get ready to pony up.
The NCAA is picking up the tab for the team's travels to Nebraska - but for fans scrambling to get last-minute tickets to the College World Series things can get tricky and expensive.
“We thought about it but probably won't make the journey. It starts this weekend so it's quick planning,” said Brad Miller, a UVA fan. “I don't think we'll be able to make it all the way to Nebraska but really proud of them.”
According to Travelocity, the cost of flying to Omaha is around $500. Globe Travel says they've been busy booking trips to Omaha.
Stephen McIninch, a travel consultant with Globe Travel and big UVA fan, had some advice for travelers.
“Book now if you're going to go and you want to go, I would book today,” said McIninch.
Since the College World Series is a lengthy tournament, that presents another problem for fans once they get to Omaha.
“It's hard to know when your return would be because it depends on UVA's, whether they win or what happens, so you could be there for four days you could be there for almost two weeks," said McIninch.
He says most of Globe's Omaha-bound customers are booking one-way flights.
Driving is another option. Brendan Kelly made the trek to Omaha by car in 2011 with his son jack. He's planning on hitting the road again this week.
“It was a tremendous time, Father's Day weekend, still to this day the best Father's Day we've had, going to go back this year and hopefully experience the same thing,” said Kelly.
Virginia's first game in Omaha is Sunday night at 8 p.m.
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Sean Cudahy joined the NBC29 news team as a general assignment reporter in April 2014. Sean returns to Charlottesville after four years at American University in Washington, D.C., but central Virginia is his home. He grew up in Albemarle County, graduating from Albemarle High School in 2010. Email/Follow on Twitter/ Full Story
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