Big Ten considers CWS stadium for tournament

ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer Published:

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The Big Ten might move its baseball tournament to the home of the College World Series.

Big Ten deputy commissioner Brad Traviolia said Thursday that he toured 24,000-seat TD Ameritrade Park in downtown Omaha last week, the same day he visited 9,000-seat Werner Park in the Omaha suburb of Papillion.

Traviolia said the league is vetting venues that submitted bids and that a decision would be made in late spring. Traviolia declined to name other bidders.

The Big Ten tournament typically runs four days in late May, with the winner receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. The contract to hold the event in Columbus, Ohio, expires after this year's tournament.

The Missouri Valley Conference tournament was held at TD Ameritrade Park last year.