Sydney FC’s Big Blue double header against Melbourne Victory this Saturday afternoon has been postponed due to a waterlogged surface at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, following the torrential rain which has hit Sydney.
Over 100 millimetres of rain has fallen in Sydney in the last 12 hours with more to follow making the pitch unplayable and forcing the postponement.
Sydney FC Chief Executive Officer Danny Townsend said: “We are desperately disappointed to have to postpone these games, but we have been left with little choice.
“As a spectacle for our members and all football fans, any game played on the pitch in its current condition would not be satisfactory, particularly with the standards the A-League and Westfield W-Leagues have set this season. There is also the issue of player safety to consider.
“Both games will be re-arranged as soon as possible, particularly our Westfield W-League match where we had a fantastic chance to claim the first piece of silverware of the season.
“I’d like to thank our Members and fans, and those of Melbourne Victory who travelled for their understanding; as well as Georges River Council for their efforts to stage the match.
“We’ll be in touch with our Members and ticket purchasers shortly regarding details for the re-arranged matches.”
Sydney FC will work with Melbourne Victory, the Australian Professional Leagues and all other stakeholders to re-schedule both matches at the earliest possible date.
Ticket purchasers are advised to hold onto their tickets and Sydney FC will be in touch in due course regarding details once the rescheduled fixture is announced.