Qualcomm Stadium flooding cleared for Navy, San Diego St. in Poinsettia Bowl
The playing field at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego is no longer submerged. Some parking areas are another matter, but the Poinsettia Bowl between Navy and San Diego State is a go.
Workers spent Wednesday night pumping about a million and a half gallons of water -- which arrived in a big storm earlier this week -- out of the stadium and into the San Diego River.
"The field looks beautiful," Bruce Binkowski, the bowl's executive director, said early Thursday morning. "All the water is off. They've actually started to paint the sponsor logo at midfield. That tells you how things are progressing. They're painting the field markings now. All the water is out. It's a miracle."
Well, that may be the optimism of a bowl director talking. Some parking spots remain submerged and he did admit that, "The field may be a little damp and slushy during the game because it's so absorbent down there...."
Qualcomm is also the home of the San Diego Chargers; their last two regular-season games are on the road.
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| December 23, 2010; 1:05 PM ET
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