Flea Infestation Closes Areas at Ball Park
The Colorado Rapids professional soccer club have announced that their game against the Montreal Impact will go on as scheduled on Saturday, Aug 3, but post game activities at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, including fireworks, are being canceled due to a 'confirmed presence of plague-infested fleas affecting prairie dog colonies' in the area of Commerce City, Colorado.
In a press release from the Colorado Rapids Media Relations 'Additionally, in accordance with the Tri-County Health Department’s recommendation for the safety of all attendees, parking lots at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park will be restricted to asphalt lots until further notice'. In addition 'The health department feels that these precautions will greatly minimize the risk of exposure to patrons, players, and employees and help ensure a safe experience'. Oh. Em. Gee.
Other areas that have been closed due to the infestation include The Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge, and the Prarie Gateway Open Space in Commerce City. Not sure if I would be brave enough to attend the game Saturday under those conditions. Just sayin'. Read more about the story from Sports Illustrated here.