Western Sydney’s Round 7 clash with Wellington Phoenix at Spotless Stadium on Sunday has been postponed due to the poor state of the pitch.
Following an inspection of the pitch by A-League head Greg O’Rourke on Thursday, the playing surface was deemed to be unsafe for players.
“We understand that the surface at Spotless Stadium is presently going through a necessary seasonal transition from Rye (Winter) grass which has been sprayed out as per the annual schedule, to Couch (Summer) grass,” O’Rourke said in a statement.
“Unfortunately some sections of the Spotless Stadium surface have not regenerated as hoped due to recent cooler weather and as a result the surface is not consistent to the standard we require in the Hyundai A-League.
“We discussed this issue with both clubs, the venue and Fox Sports and we agreed to postpone the match to a later date.
“A decision to when the match will be scheduled will be made in the near future.”
The Wanderers have not played at home for four weeks while the turf has been relayed at Spotless Stadium.