More information on how to apply for/request credentials for the 2022 Storm Chasers season will be available on a later date. When applying for a media credential, please sign and return the 2022 Minor League Baseball Terms and Conditions Waiver—which can be found below—to Director of Marketing and Communications Justin Rolfes at Werner Park or via e-mail.
For any immediate questions or media needs, please contact the Storm Chasers Media Relations Department.
Media Entry: Enter the complex from 120th St., go west on Ballpark Way and use Entrance A. Media parking is available in Lot F3. The media entrance to the ballpark is located to the left of the ticket office and will call area. Media will be allowed into the ballpark no more than four hours prior to first pitch and must exit the ballpark no later than 90 minutes following the conclusion of any postgame interviews.
Media Credentials: Members of the media can request a full-season or daily credential by submitting the credential request form online at omahastormchasers.com/ballpark/media/media-information or by emailing Director of Marketing and Communications Justin Rolfes at [email protected]. Daily credentials must be requested no later than 24 hours prior to first pitch of the game in question. Credential requests will be reviewed and issued based on available space and scheduling, and at the discretion of the Omaha Storm Chasers Media Relations Department. Press box access will only be granted to credentialed personnel. Media credentials are not transferrable. In order to be issued a credential, all media members must sign, date, and return the 2022 Terms and Conditions of Credentials for Professional Development League Events form prior to their first date of coverage. The form can be found online at omahastormchasers.com/ballpark/media/media-information or by emailing Director of Marketing and Communications Justin Rolfes at [email protected]. While within Werner Park, credentialed personnel are subject to the policies, procedures, directions and/or supervision of the Omaha Storm Chasers, MLB PDL and/or the ballpark owner/operator or their designated agents, including, without limitation, policies and protocols regarding security, bags, and health and safety. By receiving a media credential, a media member agrees to observe all MLB, MiLB and Club rules; any applicable government orders in a local market; and other precautionary steps that are in place to preserve health and safety. Failure to comply with any health and safety initiatives will result in a revocation of credential.
Other Acceptable Credentials: The Omaha Storm Chasers will also honor credentials from the Kansas City Royals, Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, and the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Media members with these credentials must notify the Omaha Storm Chasers with the date(s) of their coverage no later than 24 hours before first pitch to allow for proper spacing in the Steve Pivovar Press Box.
Credential Pickup: Members of the media that have been issued a credential for that day’s game will be notified and can pick up their credential from the Will Call window at Werner Park located to the left of the main gate upon arrival to the ballpark for the credentialed game. Those granted a full-season credential can pick up their credential prior to any scheduled home game.
Gameday Documents: Media members can digitally access daily game notes, Storm Chasers rosters, broadcast information, credential information, pregame interviews, game highlights, and the 2022 Omaha Storm Chasers Media Guide via the Storm Chasers Online Media Portal. To access the online media portal, visit milb.com/omaha/ballpark/media. Limited printed copies of gameday documents will be made available. Please contact Broadcast and Communications Coordinator Jake Eisenberg at [email protected] with any questions or issues. Content available on the Online Media Portal is the property of the Omaha Storm Chasers and may not be reproduced without the express written consent of the Omaha Storm Chasers. Media members which wish to be included in daily email communication of gameday documents and/or press releases can request to be added to the Storm Chasers media list.
COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: In accordance with Major League Baseball, media members that present proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 as defined by the Center for Disease Control are not required to wear a mask on the field during pre- or post-game coverage. Vaccination policies are subject to change at the discretion of Major League Baseball and as a result of an evolution in the Center for Disease Control's definition of a "fully-vaccinated individual."
Restricted Areas: Credentialed media members will not be permitted in Restricted Areas as designated by Major League Baseball, which for 2022 include clubhouses, locker rooms, training rooms, and weight rooms. Restricted areas are subject to change at the discretion of Major League Baseball.
Photographers and Videographers: Credentialed photographers and videographers will have access to dugout camera wells on the first and third base side of Werner Park, subject to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy as outlined above. There will be no on-field access during play. Media members with a credential for photography or videography are granted a non-exclusive and non-transferable license to take photographs of Storm Chasers events for use in connection with news coverage of Storm Chasers events by credentialed entity.
Interview Policy and Availability: All interviews—including postgame interviews—with players, coaches, and other team personnel will be coordinated daily and/or upon request. Requests can be submitted to a member of the Omaha Storm Chasers Media Relations Department and will be granted at the discretion of the Omaha Storm Chasers Media Relations Department. Credentialed media who request an exclusive interview with a specific player or coach must do so at least 48 hours in advance. Interview requests do not guarantee availability. Starting pitchers will not be made available for pregame interviews the day of their start.
Social Media/Live Streaming: In accordance with Major League Baseball rules, unauthorized live streaming of in-game action via social media or any other platform is prohibited.
Autographs: The use of the credential for the purpose of obtaining autographs is strictly prohibited. Seeking or obtaining autographs from any player, personnel, public figure or other individual within or adjacent to the ballpark shall subject the bearer of said credential to the immediate and permanent revocation of their credential.
All policies and guidelines are subject to change at the discretion of the Omaha Storm Chasers and Major League Baseball.