dangolka (CBS) — The NHL thought lengthy and arduous earlier than very fastidiously selecting its hub cities for its plans to return to play. Suffice it to say, no one predicted this may occur.
On Thursday night, a heavy storm whipped by way of Edmonton, the place the Western Convention is scheduled to take up residence later this month. That storm resulted in some flooding inside Rogers Place, the place the entire Western Convention video games plus the Stanley Cup Last are set to happen.
The preliminary footage from inside the sector didn’t look significantly promising.
Welcome to Hub Metropolis #Edmonton. Rogers Place has sprung a leak. Additionally this individual wants a greater cellphone pic.twitter.com/cURFZwanhZ
— Karm Sumal (@KarmSumal) July 17, 2020
Fortunately, not a lot in the best way of water pooling contained in the Rogers Place lobby, however nonetheless a large number. #yeg #yegwx #yegstorm #abstorm pic.twitter.com/qJrzoslSOe
— Courtney Theriault (@cspotweet) July 17, 2020
Bought a take a look at a few of the flooding harm to the Rogers Centre from the surface. In a single the halls right here you possibly can see it’s fully flooded, stuffed with hail. The world is blocked off with warning tape and employees are out trying to be assessing the harm. #yeg pic.twitter.com/baXMCYVFoD
— Lauren Boothby (@laurby) July 17, 2020
Thankfully, regardless of that scary scene, it doesn’t seem as if the flooding will disrupt the NHL’s plans.
“A major storm got here by way of Edmonton earlier this night,” The Oilers Leisure Group mentioned in an announcement. “In consequence, Rogers Place has suffered some water harm to the terminus of Ford Corridor, together with some smaller leaks in different elements of the constructing.
“We’re assessing the harm and right now are assured that it’ll not hamper our planning and preparation and we can be able to host the return of NHL hockey as [a] hub metropolis.”
Groups are scheduled to journey to Edmonton on July 26.