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POSTPONEMENT WAS ONLY OPTION

30 December 2016

Albion's CEO talks about tonight's postponement


Brighton & Hove Albion chief executive Paul Barber says tonight's late postponement was unavoidable, due to the adverse and deteriorating weather conditions at the Amex.

The match was called off at 6pm, with away fans well on their way, and many home fans having already set off on their journeys.

Barber said, "We had three inspections with the referee Chris Kavanagh, and there was a strong desire from all sides to get the game on, but the fog was worsening as it got colder and there was no option other than calling off the match.

"It was a unanimous decision taken between both clubs and the referee in the interests of player and spectator safety - but also because supporters would not have been able to watch and enjoy the match.

"It's incredibly frustrating for all concerned for both clubs and both sets of supporters - particularly those who were travelling from Cardiff, who we look forward to welcoming back to the Amex in the New Year, and our own fans who were making both short and long journeys."

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Albion will liaise with the EFL and Cardiff City on a new date and details will be announced in due course via the usual channels. Tickets will be valid for the rearranged date.

Those unable to attend on the new date, will be able to apply for a refund once the new date is confirmed.

Meanwhile, Albion's caterers Sodexo delivered all hot food - including hot dogs, burgers and pies - prepared for the match to a local homeless shelter.

UPCOMING HOME FIXTURES

ALBION V CARDIFF CITY

FRIDAY 30TH DECEMBER, KICK-OFF 7.45PM


ALBION V MILTON KEYNES DONS

SATURDAY 7TH JANUARY, KICK-OFF 3PM



ALBION V SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY

FRIDAY 20TH JANUARY, KICK-OFF 7.45PM


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