Weather Delays Forest Pitch Matches
Due to extreme rainfall I’m sorry to have to let people know that Saturday’s Forest Pitch football matches are being postponed. Right up until Wednesday lunchtime we were working hard in the belief that there was a good chance they could go ahead as planned.
But following a final pitch inspection our advice from the Scottish FA is that continuing bad weather, after weeks of exceptional rainfall, mean that there could be too much standing water and mud on Saturday to allow safe play. The safety and enjoyment of players and spectators is my top priority.
I felt it was far better to make a final decision in the middle of the week, rather than wait any longer, to give us plenty of time to contact all the players and spectators. Luckily the matches do not have to be played on a specific day and we can confirm that matchday has been rescheduled to Saturday 25th August. We will carry on working, and the teams will continue training, and I hope that the end result will be an even better match day than before.
I am naturally very disappointed that, like so many events around the country, Forest Pitch has been affected by the bad weather. I’m also sorry for any inconvenience the postponement causes to our players – who are some of the most amazing people I’ve had the privilege to work with – or to any of the supporters I was looking forward to meeting on Saturday.
If you have any questions about tickets, or would like more information, please call event producers Culture Creative on 01665 833751 between 10am and 4pm. We are, though, in the process of contacting players and ticketholders to let them know the situation.