There are unmistakable signs that College World Series fans used to flock to Greg Pivovar's sports memorabilia shop on South 13th Street.
There's the small “Parking $20” sign on the outside of the building. And the many CWS souvenirs from past tournaments that are still on sale.
But most poignant of all are the memories of the CWS that fans have written on the building's white siding. Pivovar encouraged fans to do that in 2010 when the Series was held at nearby Rosenblatt Stadium for the final time before moving north to its new home at TD Ameritrade Park.
“The last day of the CWS, everybody had to stop by to write something,” Pivovar said. “But now all those things that people have written are starting to fade, kind of like me.”
Pivovar's Stadium View Sports Card shop is just one of the establishments affected by the demolition of Rosenblatt. Others include St. Rose Catholic Church, the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission office, Starsky's Lounge and Zesto.