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.

“I 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.

A 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 complex.

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.