Murphy Creek, Qualcomm Stadium Flooding: Poinsettia Bowl Status
Video: Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot Flooding Caused By Overflowing Murphy Creek- Poinsetta Bowl Status
The Poinsetta Bowl game Thursday at Qualcomm Stadium is a go officials say despite the massive flooding in the San Diego area. Video footage captures the parking lot area of Qualcomm Stadium, shows the flooding from Murphy Creek.
Inside Qualcomm Stadium crews have been working to get the Qualcomm field read for the Poinsetta Bowl between the U.S. Naval Academy and the San Diego State Aztecs.
According to the Associated Press report on the scene, the tarp covering the field at Qualcomm Stadium could have on top of it 10 or more inches of muddy water. A large parking lot overflowed, too, leaving in question the parking situation for the estimated crowd of 51,000.
The field will be ready," Poinsettia Bowl executive director Bruce Binkowski said. "The ground crew will be working all night long. There might be a few soft spots where water sunk in, but the field will be ready."
The Holiday Bowl will also be played at Qualcomm Stadium between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Washington Huskies but that game is not being played until December 30th.