SAN DIEGO—One day before the Holiday Bowl is set to kick off in San Diego, flood waters near Qualcomm Stadium have crested barriers Wednesday morning and flooded the parking lot.
Another December storm system moved into the San Diego region Wednesday and is flooding areas of Mission Valley. Crews at Qualcomm Stadium are attempting to keep portions of the parking lot from flooding, as it did just one week ago.
The day before the Poinsettia Bowl was played, flooding backed up the San Diego River and Qualcomm Stadium. An estimated 1.5 million gallons of water filled the stadium which could not drain without the assistance of the pumps. In just 14 hours, crews made a remarkable turn-around and emptied it and painted the field.
The University of Washington and the University of Nebraska football teams are set to play in the Holiday Bowl on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Qualcomm.