BURTON Albion’s Championship game at Sheffield United on Saturday has been postponed.
The Brewers were due to travel to Bramall Lane but with the stadium in the grip of ice and temperatures not expected to recover the match has been called off for safety reasons.
Sheffield United have issued the following statement:
Whilst the pitch could be prepared, the Bramall Lane stands and access to them, the surrounds and travel to and from S2 have been deemed unsafe following negotiations between the club, Safety Advisory Group, South Yorkshire Police and EFL.
“The conditions of the past couple of days have made preparing for Saturday’s game very difficult and the biggest priority we have had to consider is supporter safety and wellbeing. The pitch is in fantastic condition and would be fit, the undersoil heating having been on for the last seven days, but the snow and ice, plus the threat of further arctic conditions, has prompted us to have conversations with the relevant authorities and the decision has been made with us unable to guarantee supporter safety,” commented Chief Operating Officer Andrew Birks.
There is no new date as yet for this fixture.
No refunds will be issued at this time.
Burton Albion supporters who have booked tickets for the game should keep them until the new date is confirmed. The tickets will be valid for the new date. If supporters can’t make the new date they can then ask for a refund. Details of refund procedures will be announced at www.burtonalbionfc.co.uk
Official Burton Albion coach travel tickets will also be valid for the new date once announced. Fans not able to travel to the new date will receive a refund.