Tucson High Football Field flooded again

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The Tucson High Magnet School football field was flooded by nearly a foot of water after last week's storm.

The storm Friday late afternoon caused more flooding.

Pima County Regional Flood Control District recently completed an assessment of the damage.

What they found was the grates near the football stadium were blocked with debris they believe that washed in from the street causing flooding.

They also stated in their assessment that since the field has artificial turf, it has a rubberized base providing little infiltration during a heavy rain. 

The county administrator states in a memo that the storm drains, "operated effectively and significantly reduced the flood damage to the field."

Stephanie Boe with TUSD says the district is assessing the field condition as well. 

The district doesn't know the severity of the damage or have a timeline for repairs. 

As of right now, the field is closed.

The football teams are practicing at Cherry Field, and their first home game is scheduled for August 25th.

 

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