Home games moved away after gym floods

by Matt Case / Beacon Staff • February 6, 2017

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A wide view of the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym shows that cones are contained to one area. Games scheduled to be played in the gym during the week have been relocated.
A wide view of the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym shows that cones are contained to one area. Games scheduled to be played in the gym during the week have been relocated.

All Emerson athletics home games will be moved to away locations this week due to flooding in the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym, said Matt Ulrich, athletics’ director of media relations and game operations.

The flooding stems from an accident during an indoor baseball practice— a ball hit a sprinkler.

Ulrich said there is nothing visibly wrong with the court’s surface, but inspectors will be checking under the boards for water damage. The floor might have to be resanded and repainted, he said.    

Wednesday’s men’s basketball game against Coast Guard was moved to the Bears’ home court in New London, Connecticut. The women’s game, scheduled for the same day, was played at Babson in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Thursday’s men’s volleyball game versus Dean College was scheduled to take place in Franklin, Massachusetts at Dean, but has instead been canceled due to forecasted snow.

Ulrich also said Saturday’s men’s basketball home contest against Springfield has been moved to University of Massachusetts Boston. According to the department's website, subsequent moves include women’s basketball playing their final two home games at Suffolk, and men’s basketball hosting Wheaton at Suffolk on Feb. 18.