CPL Shifting Matches In Response To Hurricane Fiona
As Nova Scotians brace themselves for the impending arrival of Hurricane Fiona, the Halifax Wanderers have shifted their home match against Pacific FC from Saturday to Sunday.
The movement of the coast-to-coast clash will hopefully see Wanderers Grounds host the game under less duress from weather conditions, with the hurricane expected to deliver severe winds, storm surges, and intensive rain throughout the province between Friday and Saturday.
“With the safety of our community, fans, staff, and players in mind, we all agreed it was best to push back the match to a time where conditions are expected to be much better,” stated Wanderers President Derek Martin. “We appreciate Pacific FC, the Canadian Premier League, and OneSoccer for accommodating our request to reschedule.”
Of course, one can assume a close eye will be kept on pitch conditions following such a severe weather warning.
Fans who had already purchased tickets to this weekend’s impacted match will be emailed updated ticketing information shortly.
The east coast side currently finds itself on the brink of elimination from playoffs, and will be mathematically ruled out with a loss to Pacific or if Valour defeats York United a day earlier.
Pacific, meanwhile, can launch themselves back into a playoff spot should results go their way this weekend. The club has dipped in form following the sale of Alejandro Diaz, who still remains this season’s top goalscorer despite having been sold nearly a month and a half ago.
The rescheduled fixture has also led FC Edmonton’s home match against two-time champion Forge FC to be moved to Sunday, September 25th at 5:00PM EST.