Due to heavy snowfall in Munich, Bayern Munich’s game against Union Berlin on Saturday afternoon has been postponed with no new date for the game set.
In a statement following the postponement, Bayern CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen said: “We very much regret that we have to cancel the game, but the safety of our fans and Union Berlin supporters is our absolute priority. In addition, access to the Allianz Arena is not guaranteed due to numerous road closures and various public transport disruptions. We will inform you about a potential new date as soon as possible”
The main reason behind the postponement was the safety of the fans. The difficulty getting to the game as well as the risk of snow avalanches from the stadium roof could put fans at risk.
Bild provided further reasoning on why the game was postponed. A normal journey to the stadium by public transport is not possible due to a delay in the public transport services in Munich until 12:00, while any rail transportation to Munich has also been affected. It would make it very difficult to get to the Allianz Arena, which is based outside of Munich, on time.
Tickets for the game will still be valid for the rearranged fixture, whenever it is played.
Due to the postponement of the game, Bayern’s next game will be a tough test as they travel to Eintracht Frankfurt next Saturday. While Union’s first Bundesliga game under Nenad Bjelica will be against Borussia Mönchengladbach.
GGFN | Jack Meenan