According to Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff, sewage leaks at the crumbling O.co Coliseum are “nothing new”.
Per Wolff, via Carl Steward of the Mercury News:
Wolff said this was just the latest issue of many the A’s have encountered with the Coliseum’s aging drainage system, noting, “It’s not a rare occasion for us, maybe not this extensively, but it’s happened several times.”
As was reported yesterday, the sewage system in the stadium backed up, resulting in both home and visitor (along with umpire) clubhouses flooding in raw sewage. Along with that, Wolff said that earlier in the week that the Coliseum’s West Side Club (a restaurant) had to be shut down due to a “small” sewage leak in the kitchen.
The flood sent players from both teams running into the under belly of the Coliseum with many players opting to change elsewhere while a few were lucky enough to sneak into a manager office which had yet to flood.
It’s expected that the clubhouses will be repaired in time when the Athletics return from their six game road trip.