Padres’ Petco Park no longer flooded (pic)
Things are slowly returning to normal at Petco Park after the field at the San Diego Padres’ ballpark was flooded Monday due to a deluge of rain from a recent storm.
Photos showing how Petco Park was completely underwater on Monday quickly spread around social media.
Good thing @Padres are in Arizona for #Springtraining — Petco Park flooded today https://t.co/YxeVwo8kqA pic.twitter.com/EhsVhA2CQb
— FOX 5 San Diego (@fox5sandiego) February 28, 2017
San Diego Padres spokeswoman Shana Wilson told San Diego’s FOX 5 that the heavy rainfall proved too much for the field’s draining system, resulting in what was predicted would be only a temporary flooding with no permanent damage.
In a stroke of good luck, the ballpark’s grass playing surface was not damaged as it had been previously removed for a recent Monster Jam event.
And more good news emerged Tuesday, as a tweet from Petco Park’s official Twitter account provided photographic evidence that the flooded field was no more.
Sunshine is back in San Diego and all is back to normal. A third of the playing field has already been laid! pic.twitter.com/91KFmvrAEx
— Petco Park (@PetcoPark) February 28, 2017
It appears disaster has been averted and that Petco Park likely will be in tip-top shape when the Padres play their home opener on on April 7 against the San Francisco Giants.