New York Yankees Minor League Stadium Underwater After Hurricane Ida Rips Through the Northeast

by Megan Molseed
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As the tail end of Hurricane Ida passed over the northeast part of the U.S., it became clear Wednesday night and into Thursday morning that, while the devastating hurricane had died down quite a bit, there was still quite a bit of force left in the storm.

As Hurricane Ida moved up the coast, the storm was downgraded from the category four hurricane that first hit land Sunday. However, even with the new status, it soon became clear that Ida still had quite a bit of disastrous power to unleash.

As Ida moved north Wednesday, the storm blew over the northeast. For hours, the storm hovered. Along with drenching the area with torrential rains, unprecedented flooding took over the area, a consequence. Even now, rains continue across the area.

No Place Was Safe As Hurricane Ida Rips Through The Northeast

Just as many residential areas and local businesses battled the torrential downpours, fighting floods and devastation; so did some other pieces of the landscape across New York and New Jersey. Among the areas destroyed in Hurricane Ida’s unprecedented flooding was the Yankees’ minor-league stadium. Additionally, as Ida blew through the area, the storm brought with it rains. Rains at levels that would soon put the minor league New Jersey ballpark fully underwater.

A recent video of the Bridgewater Township TD Bank Ballpark shows the stadium completely flooded. From the parking lot all the way to the baseball playing field. The TD Bank Ballpark is home to the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate team, the Somerset Patriots.

Isiah Gilliam, a Yankees prospect spoke out about the flooding recently on Twitter.

“We lost everything,” Gilliam said in his Thursday afternoon tweet. “Prayers go out to everyone in the city.”

“The ballpark flooded like much of the surrounding area,” said Patriots general manager and the team’s president Patrick McVerry, in a recent statement.

“We are in the process of evaluating to what extent and the damage caused,” Verry continued of Hurricane Ida’s damage.

“In the meantime, we are thinking about all our neighbors,” he added. “Dealing with flooding of their homes and business and hope everybody is safe.”

An Unprecedented Flood

The Patriots are experiencing a rain-out that they will likely not be able to make up. However, many are thankful that the teams were away from the field when Hurricane Ida blew through the area.

The Patriots are in Maryland for the weekend. The team is going head to head against the Bowie Baysox, the Baltimore Orioles’ affiliate team.

There is no news as to whether or not future Patriots home games will be moved or postponed. However, both are very likely at the moment. Considering the extent of the damage in the stadium.

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