La Crosse youth soccer complex recovering from flooding

A popular soccer complex is ready to welcome hundreds of youth players, just weeks after its fields were under water.

As News 8 first reported two weeks ago, the Fields for Kids on La Crosse’s north side were flooded with as much as five feet of water following last month’s heavy rain.

Video posted on the Rush Wisconsin West Soccer Club’s Facebook page showed the water still rushing into the complex days after the storm.

It took volunteers five days to pump all of the water out of the facility, and another day to pick up all of the debris left behind.

Despite that, nearly all of the fields were ready to go tonight for the first day of preseason camp.

“It’s going to come around, we’re excited by the fact that the complex has made a quick recovery and it’s due to the volunteers and the dedication that people have made,” said RUSH Wisconsin West president Scott Thesing.

The southern end of the complex was hit the hardest by flood waters. Thesing says there’s still one field on that end of the facility that is still unplayable, but the rest are in good condition.