— Steve Batterson (@sbatt79) July 3, 2014
The Mississippi River is flooding Davenport, Iowa, as it does every few years. Unfortunately, that means the stadium for the Class A Quad Cities River Bandits, which sits on the river's banks, is entirely surrounded by water. But rather than cancel Friday's game, the team had a solution: just build a bridge to the ballpark.
It's Play Ball! time at Modern Woodmen Park, thanks to this temporary pedestrian bridge. pic.twitter.com/0IFLYyAcU7— Doing It Davenport (@DoingItDport) July 3, 2014
This isn't the first time this has happened. Before renovations were made, the stadium used to flood, but since the Mississippi floods so frequently in Davenport, a flood wall went up in 2011 — the river has now flooded three of the four years since then — and provided us with some cool pictures.
Here's an amazing look at the field during a game: