18 December, 2010

Snow Spoils Sport

Emirate's Stadium: closed because of weather conditions in North London

The unusually inclement (or clement depending on your appreciation of snow) have decimated the weekend's sporting fixtures in Britain and Ireland. Only two (out of 10 scheduled) English F.A. Premier League games went ahead this weekend due to several inches of snow all over Great Britain. Some Premier League stadia were capable of hosting weekend fixtures (because of expensive under-soil heating), however, all but two fixtures were called off due to the dangerous conditions on surrounding and approaching roads to stadia.

Lincoln's Sincil Bank

Spare a thought for Lincoln City F.C. who play in League Two in England. They were hoping to play there first game in a month today but their fixture was called off at the last moment today. The club's chairman said: "Clubs in the lower leagues are very dependent on commercial income and income from gate receipts. We have taken as much as a five-figure hit today."

It's little wonder that so many sporting fixtures were cancelled all over the U.K. and Ireland, because temperatures are expected to fall below a record -26ºC across the U.K.

Kempton: cancelled

Weekend racing was also adversely affected by the weather with the cards at Haydock, Kempton and Lingfield all postponed. In Ireland, Sunday meetings at Navan and Thurles face early morning inspections.

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