The weather will remain unsettled through the weekend, so meteorologists advise CWS fans to monitor forecasts.
Rainout decisions are made on a game-by-game basis by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee.
If a game is suspended and resumed later the same day or the following day, fans will need their game tickets to re-enter the stadium, according to NCAA policies.
If the game does not get started and instead is rescheduled for the next day, the ticket applies to the game number listed on the ticket, not the game time on the ticket.
There are no refunds.
If weather delays or postpones a game, remember:
>> Keep your ticket.
>> Stop at the ticket gate before leaving the stadium during a rain delay. Staff will scan or mark your ticket to ensure you can re-enter. Reserved ticket holders can exit through any of the four gates, general admission through Gates 3 and 4 and flash seats through Gates 1 and 2.
>> Bring your original ticket to re-enter the stadium when a suspended game resumes.
>> Go to the box office near Gate 2 on the corner of 13th and Mike Fahey Streets to resolve problems with tickets.
To avoid giving teams a competitive edge, games are started only when series officials believe they can be finished, NCAA spokesman J.D. Hamilton said. Suspending a game that has been started disrupts pitching rotations, he said.
Games must be delayed 30 minutes if lightning strikes within eight miles of the stadium. With each strike, the clock resets, he said.
The field at TD Ameritrade Park can absorb rain falling at a rate of 3 inches per hour, Hamilton said. Below ground lies a reservoir of stones designed to hold 7.5 inches of water. There's also a system that can vacuum water from the field.
The NCAA will obtain forecasts tailored to the stadium's location from Marty McKewon, a consulting meteorologist.
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