Popular home clash postponed until February
Carlisle United Football Club can confirm that our festive fixture with Hartlepool United, scheduled for Monday 28 December, has been postponed due to a number of factors outside of the club’s control in the wake of last weekend’s unprecedented flooding event.
A new date for this popular fixture has been agreed with The Football League for Tuesday 23 February, with a 7.45pm kick off time.
Director of external affairs John Nixon said: “Our admin staff have explored every avenue available and have become extremely frustrated that we could not get this fixture to go ahead.
“We consulted a number of clubs about hosting the match but, due to a range of factors, unfortunately we could not find a suitable venue that also meets safety needs. Consequently we have had to take the least favourable option of postponing the fixture until February.
“We would like to thank all of those who entered into discussions with us, and The Football League for their assistance and advice.”
Pools chief executive Russ Green added: “We would like to thank Carlisle United for the efforts made in trying to allow this fixture to go ahead and for keeping us up to date throughout the process.
“We know they tried everything in their power to try and get things organised that would be suitable for both clubs and both sets of fans.
“The events in Cumbria bring football in to perspective and we would like to pass on our best wishes to everyone affected by the flooding.”
Carlisle United v Hartlepool United, Tuesday 23 February, ko 7.45pm
Tickets already purchased for this fixture will be valid for use on 23 February. Refunds will be given, on production of a ticket, should supporters not be able to attend on the rearranged fixture date [complete match ticket must be returned before kick off on Tuesday 23 February].