A League Two fixture has this afternoon been postponed due to safety reasons it has been revealed.
Plymouth Argyle were set to take on Grimsby Town, but because of the 80mph gusts and heavy rain, the roof of a stand at Home Park has come away.
— Matt Dean (@mattdeanradio) November 2, 2019
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE STATEMENT:
“The overnight severe winds in Plymouth have caused significant damage to the roof in parts of Home Park.
“The health and safety of supporters is, of paramount importance and we are currently assessing the situation, along with safety experts, to see if we can make good the damage.
“However, with continuing bad weather forecast, this might not be possible, regrettably placing this afternoon’s Sky Bet League Two game against Grimsby Town in jeopardy.
“We will keep supporters updated.”
“Our Sky Bet League Two game against Grimsby Town has been postponed.
Severe winds overnight have caused significant damage to the roof of Home Park, rendering parts of the ground unsafe for spectators.
The continuing weather conditions, with winds gusting to gale-force at times, has made it impossible to safely access the roof to make repairs.
“With supporters’ safety of paramount concern, and following consultation with the police and safety experts, we have been advised that we are not allowed to open the stadium. Therefore, regrettably we have been left with no option but to call off the game.
“In keeping with the rest of Home Park, the roof was assessed during the summer and passed independent stringent safety and structural tests. We are content that the overnight damage was unavoidable.
“Details of the re-arranged fixture and associated ticketing information will be released as soon as we have them. Tickets for the match will be valid for the re-scheduled game; supporters who cannot make that fixture are entitled to a credit note for another League Two game this season.
“The Superstore will remain open for supporters to meet, speak to and have selfies taken with club legends Tommy Tynan, Ronnie Mauge and Duncan Neale.”
Fans took to give their reaction, many moaned and others joked about the roof coming away – see those tweets on the next page.