Tonight’s #SydneyDerby has been postponed due to an unplayable pitch following the extreme weather experienced in Sydney over the last 36 hours, and further torrential rain forecast right throughout Saturday.
A morning pitch inspection conducted by match officials, representatives from the FFA, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium and Sydney FC concluded the pitch unplayable and the decision was made to postpone the match.
Sydney FC Chief Executive Officer Danny Townsend said: “Obviously we are disappointed to have to postpone the game, but the safety of the players is paramount and the pitch was in no state to host the game due to the amount of rain we have had.
“Credit to Georges River council and Netstrata Jubilee Stadium ground staff for their efforts to stage the match but due to the amount of overnight rain and surface water, plus the predicted downpour we just can’t play the game.
“We also have to consider the safety of our Members and supporters inside the ground as well, and what sort of a spectacle we’d be providing if we went ahead.
“I’d like to thank our Members and fans for their understanding and we will be in touch regarding ticketing details and a future date for a re-arranged match.”
Discussions will take place between Sydney FC, Western Sydney Wanderers and Football Federation Australia and other stakeholders regarding a re-arranged date for the game.
Ticket purchasers are advised to hold onto their tickets and Sydney FC will be in touch in due course regarding ticket details once the rescheduled fixture is announced.