Stunning images show WMU’s stadium underwater after heavy rain

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Heavy rains that forced numerous roads to close in Kalamazoo County also turned Western Michigan University’s Waldo Stadium into a defacto swimming pool.

Facility managers tell 24 Hour News 8 the stadium filled up with water around 5:30 a.m. Thursday when the nearby Arcadia Creek overflowed.

WMU workers have shut off pumps in the field so the floods don’t backflow into the surrounding building. As of noon Thursday, the building was fine.

Football practice and camp have already ended, so the Broncos don’t have to worry about missing reps.

Waldo Stadium similar flooding in 2017, right before WMU’s homecoming game. Grounds crews successfully pumped off all the water and the team took the field the next day. WMU is hoping for the same outcome this time.

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(This story was originally published on June 20, 2019)

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