Titans’ flood damage described as minor
Posted: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 3:27 pm
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have gotten a chance to check out LP Field where flood waters covered the football field, and the damage appears to be minor.
Senior executive vice president Steve Underwood said in a statement that water had receded enough to allow a preliminary assessment Tuesday morning. They found two inches of water in most of the service level but most of the water had been diverted to the field itself.
“Any replacement costs will be covered by insurance and will start as soon as possible,” Underwood said. “Our staff and Metro employees and government who worked tirelessly together deserve our thanks.
An Associated Press photographer was able to see the Titans’ logo on the field Tuesday during an aerial tour, a surface that had been completely covered Monday with heavy trash cans bobbing at the top.
Water also had filled parking lots for a stadium on the east bank of the Cumberland River.
The NHL’s Nashville Predators had some damage to their dressing rooms when water backed up through storm drains into the first floor of the Bridgestone Arena and covered the main floor where they lost in the opening round of the playoffs only a week ago.
Underwood said the team’s offices and practice fields a few miles away have not had any damage. The Titans’ headquarters is in an area partially protected by a levee that had up to 250 volunteers helping stack sandbags Monday night to protect a gap against the rising Cumberland River.
The deadline to renew season tickets was Monday. Underwood said that deadline has been extended, and they will get in touch with season ticket holders once power is restored.