College World Series Inc. officials are filling the future site of a downtown high-rise development with the sound of laughter and the crack of the bat to create the CWS Sandlot at 15th and Dodge Streets.

The CWS Sandlot, which is 90 feet to the left and right field foul poles and has 45-foot base paths, officially opened Thursday.  It will be open through Sunday, June 8. 

It will generally be open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. 

Plastic bats and balls will be provided.  Not outside balls, bats or other equipment will be allowed on the field.  The sandlot includes wooden fences, a ticket booth, dugouts and a scoreboard.

Security will be present to ensure the sandlot is a safe, family oriented experience.