Waterloo, Iowa – The Waterloo Bucks have announced that Park Road, the only direct access to Riverfront Stadium, has been closed due to the Cedar River flooding. Despite the road closure, the baseball camp that is scheduled for today will still occur. Participants and parents that are planning on attending the camp are encouraged to park on or around Conger Street.
The camp is open to children ages 17 and under and will begin at noon at renovated Riverfront Stadium. The cost of the camp is free for all Domino’s Lil’-Buck-A-Roos Kids Club members, while non-Kids Club members may pay $15.
Bucks players will run the camp. Individuals interested in attending the clinic may arrive at 11:45 am on the day of the camp with the entry fee and a baseball glove. Each participant must fill out a Player Information Sheet/Waiver, which will be available on the day of the camp. For more information, contact the Bucks office at (319) 232-0500.
Earlier today, the Bucks announced that games at Riverfront this weekend are still scheduled to be played. Fans that are planning on attending this weekend’s games are encouraged to park on or around Conger Street.
On Saturday, the Bucks face the Duluth Huskies with first pitch slated for 7:05 pm and gates opening at 5:30 pm. Sunday’s game will begin at 3:35 pm with gates opening at 2:30 pm as Waterloo takes on the St. Cloud Rox.
Flooding from the Cedar River is expected to crest this at 1:00 pm on Sunday at 15.8 feet. At the time of this press release, flood water is on the corner of Park Rd. and Burton Ave. The field and stadium is currently not in danger.
The Bucks are currently on a seven-game winning streak, after beating Duluth last night, 10-0. For more information, call the Bucks’ Ticket Line at (319) 232-5633. All 72 games may be heard on 1330 AM ESPN (KWLO). Fans are encouraged to stay in touch with the Bucks during the season by utilizing their website at www.waterloobucks.com.
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The Waterloo Bucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21stseason of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit www.waterloobucks.com.