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Ipswich Town’s clash with Hull postponed due to freezing conditions and safety fears

PUBLISHED: 10:48 02 March 2018 | UPDATED: 13:35 02 March 2018

The snowy scene at Portman Road on Thursday morning.

The snowy scene at Portman Road on Thursday morning.


Ipswich Town’s home game with Hull City has been postponed.

A snow-covered Portman Road on Wednesday. Picture: ITFCA snow-covered Portman Road on Wednesday. Picture: ITFC

Club officials met this morning to discuss the chances of Saturday’s game going ahead, following a week of freezing temperatures in the town.

While the pitch has been protected since Monday, the cold weather has left many areas in and around Portman Road dangerous for supporters, with this taken into account in regard to the postponement.

The two clubs have agreed on a provisional date of Tuesday, March 13 to play the game, with the EFL yet to confirm the date.

“The groundstaff and stadium staff have worked around the clock to get the game on but there has been no let up in the freezing conditions and more bad weather is expected,” Town’s club secretary, Stuart Hayton, said.

The Portman Road pitch has been covered since Monday afternoon. Picture: ITFCThe Portman Road pitch has been covered since Monday afternoon. Picture: ITFC

“The conditions around the stadium are dangerous so we have no option but to postpone the game for safety reasons.”

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