Strong Winds Cause Damage At Applebee's Park

Applebee's Park has been around for nearly a decade, but Tuesday morning was the first time it's suffered significant storm damage.

Lexington Legends President and CEO Alan Stein says he realized just how powerful mother nature can be when he arrived at the stadium.

"Some of the bleachers had been damaged significantly. The metal has been twisted, some of the light fixtures have been moved around, but the most significant damage is the outfield fence," Stein said.

Dozens of workers were brought in Tuesday afternoon to repair the fence. Without it, games just can't be played.

The wind was the source of most of the damage in the park, but the rain also left quite an impression.

Stein says several offices, and part of the merchandise store were flooded because of the heavy rain.

Despite all the damage, games are slated to resume on schedule.

The next game is set for Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. That's when the Legends will take on the Greensboro Grasshoppers.

Representatives from the National Weather Service went to the park to determine if the damage might have been caused by a tornado. But they said it was not.

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  • by Jan Location: Lexington on Jun 4, 2008 at 06:58 AM
    Great report. Reporter did a terrific job. Gave a lot of information.


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