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Poinsettia Bowl: Latest On Field Conditions, Qualcomm Stadium Flooding

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 11: The Navy Midshipmen celebrate a touchdown during a game against the Army Black Knights on December 11, 2010 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Midshipmen won 31-17. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
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Bleacher ReportCorrespondent IDecember 23, 2010

Poinsettia Bowl officials are confident that tonight's game will take place, despite the fact that the Qualcomm Stadium field was under several inches of water as of Wednesday afternoon. 

The Associated Press reports that several days of heavy rain had the potential of altering things for San Diego State and Navy, who will meet in tonight's Poinsettia Bowl.

However, grounds crews were working around the clock to insure that the game would be played.

According to the Associated Press report on the scene, the tarp covering the field at Qualcomm Stadium could have on top of it 10 or more inches of muddy water. A large parking lot overflowed, too, leaving in question the parking situation for the estimated crowd of 51,000. 

San Diego has been hit hard by heavy rain over the last few days, forcing both Navy and San Diego State to alter practice routines. Both teams practiced in hotel ballrooms while Navy found a local high school with a turf field for their walk-through Wednesday.

The heavy rain also forced the cancellations of events surrounding the Poinsettia Bowl, as visits to SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo were canceled. The torrential rain also canceled the annual “Gaslamp March,” which features marching bands, cheerleaders and fans in a parade along San Diego's Fifth Avenue and Gaslamp Quarter.

A national weather service reported that anywhere between four to five inches of rain came down in the San Diego area over the last few days, with the majority coming Tuesday into Wednesday.

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