Waters receding at Riverfront Stadium; Bucks crowds still strong
WATERLOO (KWWL) -
The Waterloo Bucks were back on the field Monday night after flooding washed out Sunday's game.
Water from the Cedar River lapped at the front entrance as Riverfront Stadium lived up to its name.
The parking lot may be closed but fans still found their way to the ballpark.
Wes Brooks says he tries to make it to at least one Bucks game a week.
He says flooding issues in the parking lot weren't going to stop he and his family from attending Monday night's game.
"It's certainly not convenient by any means. As a fan of baseball, Bucks baseball, we can park on Conger and make it no problem," said Brooks.
The biggest inconvenience is the parking. People have to park here on Conger, then walk over the levee to the ballpark. Despite the walk, fans are still streaming into the stadium because the team's on a hot streak.
Inside the stadium, the game's still the game.
A good crowd, cold beer, runs scored.
While the field was never threatened, the water made it close to the building near the front concession stand.
Workers moved items out of harm's way.
"Better safe than sorry. We got stuff to higher ground, got in this morning and moved it back in and get ready for this game," said Bucks general manager Dan Corbin.
Fans like John Schotter are glad no games were canceled.
"I was here in '08 and last year when water lapped at the front. It's just an inconvenience. I just want to make sure I can see the Bucks on a winning streak here," said Schotter.
The next game isn't until Monday, which provides plenty of time for the floodwaters to recede and the parking lot to be open by then.
Saturday, January 20 2018 12:22 AM EST2018-01-20 05:22:44 GMT
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