FENTON, MO (KTVI)- More than a month after the devastating floods, one of St. Louis` most well-known soccer spots is still in recovery mode. The World Wide Technology Soccer Park in Fenton sustained near $1.3 million in damages from the massive Meramec River floodwaters.
All six fields and the stands were underwater and for the first time ever water got inside the main building. Two feet of water to be exact. That led to massive drywall and other interior repairs.
The biggest repairs are replacing three of the four turf fields.
Soccer park is home to the St. Louis Scott Gallagher, our area`s biggest youth soccer club with 4,000 kids in it.
A pro soccer team called the St. Louis Football Club also plays there.
Soccer Park`s executive director Patrick Barry says the complex should be ready for the spring soccer season. The start of the youth season has been delayed from February 20th to March 1st. The first home game for the professional team isn`t until April 16th.
There is a fundraising campaign underway to help with repairs. Barry says about $350,000 has been raised.
If you want to help visit: slsgsoccer.com