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, Bucks games at Riverfront this week are still scheduled to be played. Fans that are planning on attending this week’s games while Park Road is closed are encouraged to park on or around Conger Street.
On Wednesday, the Bucks face the Eau Claire Express with first pitch slated for 6:35 pm and gates opening at 5:30 pm. Thursday’s game will begin at 6:35 pm with gates opening at 5:30 pm as Waterloo takes on Eau Claire. Friday features a doubleheader versus the Rochester Honkers which will start at 6:05 pm and feature two seven-inning games.
Flooding from the Cedar River is expected to crest at 1:00 pm this afternoon at 16.9 feet. At the time of this press release, flood water was into the Riverfront Stadium parking lot. The field and stadium are currently not in danger.
One dollar admission coupons for Monday’s rain out are good for tonight’s game. 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.