Los Angeles was hit by some pretty extreme weather this weekend as tropical storm Hilary slammed southern California, hitting the area with strong winds and extremely heavy rain. The massive rainfall led to flooding in various parts of the city, and that was extremely evident at Dodger Stadium, the home of the Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball team.
As the tropical storm hit Los Angeles, a photo surfaced showing just how much the area around Dodger Stadium had been flooded. As the photo shows, the parking lot surrounding the stadium was completely covered with standing water, making the stadium itself look more like an island in the middle of a body of water than an actual baseball stadium in an urban area.
“Dodger Stadium is an island,” senior ESPN writer Don Van Natta Jr. said in a tweet while sharing a photo of the flooding surrounding Dodger Stadium.
Dodger Stadium is an island. pic.twitter.com/g2mQrKzgS3
— Don Van Natta Jr. (@DVNJr) August 21, 2023
The photo quickly went absolutely viral on social media with people offering their reactions to the insane flooding hitting the area.
geez and the parking there sucked to begin with https://t.co/WlfPOnjOVG
— Xeorge Xonway (@gtconway3d) August 21, 2023
Holy…!!! Wow. https://t.co/P2UKIvLze8
— John Rocha aka The Outlaw Nation (@TheRochaSays) August 21, 2023
Maybe an asphalt parking lot big enough to fit 10 stadiums surrounding a stadium wasn’t a good idea. https://t.co/wLtq4MlgsJ
— Streets For All (@streetsforall) August 21, 2023
I'll see your McCovey Cove, and raise you Davey Lopes' Lagoon https://t.co/3jOaEh9Fah
— Yoni Appelbaum (@YAppelbaum) August 21, 2023
— LuisAlfredoAlvarez®️ (@LuisAlvarez_1) August 21, 2023
This looks wild https://t.co/HCTvyUqZG6
— 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞 (@exavierpope) August 21, 2023
The good news for the Dodgers is that they will not play a home game until Monday, Aug. 28 as the team faces a lengthy road trip.
[Don Van Natta Jr.]