West Ham v Wolves called off as area outside Upton Park deemed too dangerous for the fans

09 January 2010 12:23
West Ham's Barclays Premier League match against Wolves, scheduled for tomorrow, has been postponed due to conditions in the area surroundingUpton Park, league officials have announced.

It became the seventh Premier League match to be postponed.

A Premier League spokesman said: 'It is unfortunate that these matches havehad to be called off, however the advice from the statutory authorities in light of continuing adverse weather conditions was to postpone.

The pitch is fine but outside the ground is dangerous: Back in 1926 Arsenal played Manchester United with only lines visible unlike West Ham who can't play Wolves because the area outside Upton Park is not safe

'Clearly the safety of supporters in these circumstances is paramount and the league and clubs have acted quickly to ensure as few unnecessary journeys are undertaken as possible.

'Fans are advised to monitor club websites to keep up to date with any further developments regarding the weekend's remaining Barclays Premier Leaguefixtures.

'The Premier League will work with the clubs concerned to reschedule postponed fixtures as soon as practically possible.'

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