Swansea's game against Bournemouth postponed after Storm Eunice wreaked havoc on the Liberty Stadium

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Swansea’s game against Bournemouth postponed after Storm Eunice wreaked havoc on the Liberty Stadium… with club officials claiming there isn’t enough time to ‘undertake the necessary repairs’ ahead of the Championship clash

  • Bournemouth’s trip to Swansea City on Tuesday evening has been postponed
  • This is because of the damage to the Liberty Stadium caused by Storm Eunice
  • A rearranged date for the Championship fixture will be announced in due course
  • However, Swansea will refund those who bought a SwansTV streaming pass 


Bournemouth’s trip to Swansea City has been postponed for safety reasons, following damage to the Liberty Stadium caused by Storm Eunice.    

The Championship clash had been scheduled to take place on Tuesday evening at 7.45pm (GMT). However, the fixture will now be rearranged for an alternative date.

Swansea’s chiefs said there simply isn’t enough time to repair the damages ahead of the Championship clash.   

Bournemouth's trip to Swansea City has been postponed for safety reasons, following damage to the Liberty Stadium caused by Storm Eunice

Bournemouth’s trip to Swansea City has been postponed for safety reasons, following damage to the Liberty Stadium caused by Storm Eunice

According to Swansea, the club’s staff got in contact with AFC Bournemouth and the EFL as soon as the damage became visible.

The Licensing Authority and club management worked together to inspect the stadium but ‘concluded that given the current weather conditions it would be impossible to undertake a full assessment of the damage and undertake the necessary repairs in advance of tomorrow’s fixture.’

As a result, Swansea released a statement saying they had decided to postpone the game to ‘avoid putting any visiting players, staff and supporters travelling to South Wales’ at risk. 

A rearranged date for this fixture will be announced in due course, but in the meantime Swansea have said they will begin issuing refunds to those who purchased a SwansTV streaming pass for the game. 

Swansea’s statement read: ‘Swansea City can confirm that Tuesday’s Championship fixture against AFC Bournemouth has been postponed for safety reasons, following damage to the Swansea.com Stadium caused by Storm Eunice and the ongoing adverse weather conditions.

Swansea's chiefs said there simply isn't enough time to repair the damages ahead of the Championship clash scheduled for Tuesday evening

Swansea’s chiefs said there simply isn’t enough time to repair the damages ahead of the Championship clash scheduled for Tuesday evening 

‘The decision was taken this morning following an inspection by the Licensing Authority and club management, and was reached after it was concluded that given the current weather conditions it would be impossible to undertake a full assessment of the damage and undertake the necessary repairs in advance of tomorrow’s fixture.

‘Club staff have been in communication with AFC Bournemouth and the EFL over the weekend since the damage became visible during the course of the bad weather.

‘The decision was concluded that the game should be postponed due to risks arising from the damage and in time to avoid visiting players, staff and supporters travelling to South Wales.

‘All season tickets, seasonal hospitality and match day/hospitality match by match ticket purchases will be valid for the rearranged fixture. Should any supporter who has purchased a match day ticket require a refund then they can request this by contacting the ticket office on 01792 616400 and selecting option 1 or by emailing [email protected]’ 

Swansea got in contact with Bournemouth and the EFL as soon as the damage became visible

Swansea got in contact with Bournemouth and the EFL as soon as the damage became visible

Neill Blake, Bournemouth’s chief executive, also shared his thoughts on the postponement, saying: : ‘While it is disappointing that another one of our fixtures has had to be postponed following the effects of Storm Eunice, we completely understand Swansea’s decision and I would like to thank them for prioritising the safety of players, supporters and staff.

‘Like us, Swansea have suffered too much damage to their stadium to make it safe for supporters in a short space of time – five days, as opposed to the 24 hours it has been suggested we could have made our stadium safe within.

‘Swansea have come to a sensible decision and we have given them our full support so as to allow an early announcement on the postponement. We look forward to visiting them for the re-arranged fixture.’ 

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