Petco Park was flooded on Monday and turned into a swimming pond for ducks. San Diego Padres spokeswoman Shana Wilson told FOX 5: “An amount of rain had fallen so quickly and the drainage was slow to keep up. The rain had inundated the park so quickly on Monday that the park’s drainage system couldn’t keep up.”
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The field crews don’t expect any lasting damage to the field, and they were planning on laying new sod next week anyway.
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A picture posted on social media showed the Major League ballpark field underwater. But luckily for the Padres, their Spring Training facility is far away in (very dry) Peoria, Arizona.
Wilson also added that there is no grass on the field because they had just taken out all the dirt from the Monster Jam. Field crews had planned to lay down new sod later this week.
The San Diego Padres have just over a month before they’ll play in their home opener at Petco Park (named the best ballpark in baseball by Ted Berg).