The massive amount of recent rain and bulging rivers are playing havoc with area sports arenas and athletic fields.
At about 3 p.m. Monday, water began to
rush onto LP Field’s playing surface, reaching approximately six feet high and
nearly reaching the first row of seats.
am certain there will be some sort of water damage to all areas of the field
service level,” said Robbie Bohren, the Titans’
director of media relations.
nearby Nashville Electric Service substation had to be shut down because it was
being threatened with floodwaters, Bohren said. When the substation shut down,
it cut power to the stadium’s pumps. That led to flooding of the service
entrance, followed by the playing field, which sits at the lowest point of the
Large trashcans were bobbing on the field and
blue pads that line the inner concrete wall of the field were torn off and
floated like rafts. Lots R and N were completely under water by late afternoon.
From The Tennessean.
Sports venues take a beating
May 4, 2010