Coventry’s scheduled match towards Rotherham has been postponed on account of an ‘unsafe and unplayable’ pitch on the Coventry Constructing Society Area.
The groups have been on account of meet on the residence of the Sky Blues – who share the stadium with Premiership Rugby outfit Wasps – at 3pm on Sunday, however following a pitch inspection by the EFL and an area referee on Saturday night, the fixture was postponed.
The information comes after footage emerged on social media earlier this week that confirmed a dry, patchy floor, with the stadium having been used for live shows over the summer season and rugby 7s matches within the Commonwealth Video games final weekend.
A press release launched by the membership learn: “Coventry Metropolis are extraordinarily disenchanted to substantiate that Sunday’s recreation towards Rotherham United has been postponed.
“Following an inspection by a senior match official on Saturday, the pitch on the Coventry Constructing Society Area has been deemed unsafe and unplayable.
“This follows an inspection that came about on Friday by the EFL and an area referee, which was additionally attended by Supervisor Mark Robins and Chief Government Dave Boddy.
“We’re very pissed off that the pitch on the Area is less than customary, and share the large disappointment that followers, gamers and employees will really feel that our opening residence recreation has been postponed below these circumstances.
“Promised funding by the Area into a brand new pitch has sadly not materialised over the Summer time, which has been compounded by live shows on the pitch after which an enormous quantity of use on the Commonwealth Video games final weekend.
“We admire the efforts in tough circumstances which were made by the Grounds Workers who work for the Area.”
Coventry’s chief government Dave Boddy added: “We’re extraordinarily disenchanted at this postponement because of the situation of the pitch.
“It has been deemed unplayable and unsafe by the inspecting official and, having seen it myself, I can perceive this determination.
“Final season the situation of the pitch was highlighted as a priority and we anticipated that this could be addressed by Wasps and the Area, who’re liable for the pitch, over the Summer time – sadly this has not been the case, and that is the results of that, plus the massive quantity of use on the Commonwealth Video games final week.”
A brand new date is but to be introduced, whereas the membership confirmed it is going to maintain followers up to date on the subject of the Carabao Cup first spherical conflict at residence to Bristol Metropolis, which is scheduled for 7.45pm on Wednesday night time.