Thursday, December 23, 2010

Poinsettia Bowl Still A Go With Qualcomm Flooded

((HT: KSWB-TV San Diego))

A large section of the parking lot and field at Qualcomm Stadium were under water which could lead to difficult conditions at Thursday's Poinsettia Bowl.

Crews at the city-owned facility worked all day to pump out the water, and the San Diego Bowl Association confirmed that Thurday's college football game will go on as scheduled.

"The San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl will kick off as scheduled at 5:06 p.m.,'' said Bruce Binkowski, executive director of the game, in a statement e-mailed to the media.

"City of San Diego and bowl officials are working together to insure the field will be ready for play,'' he said. "Due to water in the parking lot and a reduced number of parking spaces, fans are encouraged to arrive early for the game and consider using the San Diego Trolley. The parking lot opens at 11 a.m.''

San Diego State University is appearing in its first post-season game in 12 years against the U.S. Naval Academy.

It is unknown how much of the parking lot will be available, since water flowing from the East County mountains will feed into the river for several more days.

The Metropolitan Transit System plans to add extra trolleys. A portion of the Green Line track was closed near the stadium because it was under several inches of water, but was opened several hours later.

About 51,000 game tickets had been sold by Monday.

Here's Fox5/69's coverage of the wetness...

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