Livingston postpone Hamilton SPFL Premiership match with 6ft snow piles in car park

Livingston’s Scottish Premiership match with Hamilton is off after heavy snowfall across much of Scotland.

Livinhston have had several significant snowfalls this winter, including a snowy Tony Macaroni Arena on January 7, 2021. (Photo by Paul Devlin / SNS Group)
Livinhston have had several significant snowfalls this winter, including a snowy Tony Macaroni Arena on January 7, 2021. (Photo by Paul Devlin / SNS Group)

Inverness Caledonian Thistle’s home match with Alloa is also postponed, following Dundee’s home match with Ayr falling victim to the weather yesterday.

Livingston admitted defeat when clearing the car park placed the West Lothian club behind a wall of snow standing six feet high.

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Eight inches of snow, accumulated over two days of wintry weather, lay on the pitch and the club doubted there would be ample space on the surrounding area to clear the playing surface, nor the time to do it.

The club admitted: “There is so much snow on the park that there is physically not enough room at the edges of the pitch to clear it to. A 15m test in the car park left a 6ft snow pile – a clear indication the issue would be the same at pitch-side.”

It’s the third time since Christmas that the Lions have had to postpone a match at the Tony Macaroni Arenia with the synthetic surface unplayable because of conditions.

Aberdeen were en route to Almondvale when the initial fixture was cancelled due to heavy and sudden snowfall on December 30 and the re-arranged game on January 13 was also called off within minutes of kick-off with players reporting treacherous underfoot conditions during the warm-up.

Two ties in the SPFL Premiership – St Mirren v Celtic and Kilmarnock v Motherwell – remain on the card. Kick-off in Ayrshire is 6pm and the match in Paisley follows at 7.45pm.

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