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Postponed Hull clash rearranged for March 13

PUBLISHED: 15:32 02 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:08 02 March 2018

Portman Road in the snow before the big thaw.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Portman Road in the snow before the big thaw. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Ipswich Town’s postponed home clash with Hull City has been rearranged for Tuesday, March 13 (7.45pm).

Portman Road in the snow.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Portman Road in the snow. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The game was due to take place tomorrow (March 3) but the heavy snow and freezing temperatures saw it called off at 10.45am due to safety concerns.

Both clubs agreed on the new date quickly and, after being ratified by the FA, it has now been rescheduled for March 13.

Supporters who purchased a match ticket for Saturday can use that ticket for the rearranged fixture.

Those who purchased a match ticket but will be unable to make the new date can get a refund providing they request a cancellation before the match on March 13 kicks off.

MORE: ‘It’s about taking a grown-up decision’ - why Town have postponed tomorrow’s game with Hull

It’s the first match the club has postponed due to the weather since Boxing Day 2010 (Watford).

“The pitch was good and it still is good,” explained stadium manager Greg Pillinger. “It’s more the outlying areas of the stadium and the general travel conditions for supporters and staff.

“We’ve had frozen pipes in the North Stand Upper, snow finding its way into the upper tiers and concourses because of these high drift winds, as well the surrounding areas of the ground to clear. We could have won that battle, but it’s about taking a grown-up decision.

“There’s a good chance that could all be undone by more heavy snow fall. And there’s nothing worse than having to call the game off an hour or two before kick-off or, as happened in 2012 against Middlesbrough, the game being abandoned in the first half.”

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