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17 January 2013

Supporters upgraded to upper tier against Barnsley in bid to beat the snow

The supporters in the lower tier of the Cobbold Stand will be re-housed in the upper tier for Saturday’s game against Barnsley as Blues look to beat the elements. 

The Portman Road pitch is undercover and expected to be perfectly playable despite temperatures reaching -8 last night. 

Heavy snow is forecast throughout tomorrow though and into Saturday morning and the Club are putting contingency plans into place to deal with the expected downfall which has been calculated by weather forecasters as anything between two and 10 inches.  

“We don’t know how much snow we are dealing with but we may have to shift a lot off the pitch and the easiest way to do that is via the Cobbold Stand,” Town chief executive Simon Clegg told the Club website. 

“We need to ‘free up’ access to stack up the snow in the lower tier of the stand so all supporters in that area will be issued tickets for the upper tier when they come through the turnstiles on Saturday. 

“Our groundstaff are confident the pitch will be fine but the snow – and the quantity of it is the problem. We have plans in place and will be doing everything possible to get the game on.”

The Club will be issuing updates via twitter and the Club website in the lead up to kick-off. 


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