When the river spilled across the levee, it filled the St. Louis Youth Soccer Association fields like a bathtub. By Thursday, water had reached the roof of the pavilion in the soccer complex parking lot.
SLYSA President Roger Uphoff said it would take at least six months to regrow the fields from scratch, which would mean the league’s 8,000 players might not be able to play on the fields this fall. Uphoff said he planned to meet with team coaches next week to discuss possibilities.
Note: the water is dark and ugly and filled with trash. It stinks in areas downwind of the flooded areas, as if you had an entire teams wet mud stained uniforms stored in your minivan for a couple of days in the sun.