Western Michigan University's flooded football stadium is bananas

click to enlarge Waldo Stadium. - REDDIT USER SAT0725
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Waldo Stadium.

It was raining a little bit more than cats and dogs this weekend in Kalamazoo.

The WMU Broncos were planning to celebrate Homecoming this past Saturday until Mother Nature literally opened up the flood gates and practically drown Kalamazoo with rain.

The WMU football team was supposed to take the field in the mid-afternoon for a Homecoming football game until so much water was dumped from the sky that the field almost turned into a lake.

The game was canceled and rescheduled for the next day, but that didn't stop WMU fans from celebrating the big weekend and cracking some jokes about the flooding stadium.

Lots of students and fans had fun joking about the WMU football team motto "row the boat" and the fact that you could finally actually row a boat on WMU's football field.


Reports came out after Saturday that 1 million gallons (!!!) of water were drained from Waldo Stadium once the rain cleared up. And WMU ended up losing the rescheduled game. It was a lose-lose all around.
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