Is the West Brom vs Huddersfield Town game going ahead this weekend following snowfall?

Following heavy snowfall, temperatures in the West Midlands are set to plummet again on Friday night, impacting football games up and down the country
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Birmingham and the West Midlands has been hit hard by heavy snowfall on Thursday and Friday (March 9 and 10).

Although no heavy snow is forecast in the region over the weekend, icy conditions are expected to cause travel issues throughout the West Midlands.

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Temperatures in the region are set to plummet again on Friday night, which will result in icy conditions throughout much of Saturday, following the significant snowfall in the preceding 72 hours.

And with a full card of Premier League and Championship fixtures set to take place this weekend, football fans are already concerned about how their plans to watch their team in action could be impacted.

How is West Brom vs Huddersfield affected by the snow?

West Bromwich Albion have released a statement this afternoon (March 10) saying that The Hawthorns playing surface has been protected by the wintry conditions thanks to the undersoil heating at the stadium, and their game against Huddersfield Town is expected to go ahead.

The club said they are now focusing on making sure the stadium and its immediate surroundings are safe for fans ahead of the 3pm kick-off on Saturday.

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But the club have made the decision to close the club’s Fan Zone for the game against Huddersfield, owing to safety concerns due to the weather.

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Club statement on Fan Zone closure

A statement from the club, read: “The Hawthorns playing surface has been protected by undersoil heating and the club is now focused on ensuring the stadium and its immediate surroundings are safe for spectators.

“Following an inspection of the Fan Zone site on Friday the club made the decision that the site is not safe to host its usual activities, with further sub-zero temperatures forecast prior to the game.

“The Albion Foundation, who were set to host many of their pre-match activities within the Fan Zone, will continue to operate “Bring a Pound to the Ground” bucket collections at various points around the stadium, as they promote their “Football for All” campaign.

“Supporters attending Saturday’s clash with the Terriers are advised to allow additional time for their trip to The Hawthorns, with further disruption to public transport and roads likely.”

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