Well, this is disappointing.
Ground crews over at BBVA Compass Stadium apparently couldn't get the field up to snuff in time for tonight's Dynamo Charities Cup match. Noting that “officials determined that the field did not meet their expectations,” the team just sent out a statement that officials have canceled tonight's charity match against Manchester City.
It must feel like a kick in the gut to workers who scrambled to ready the field after a very tough week for Houston. Ground crews had rushed to get the pitch ready for play following Monday night's mammoth flood and the periodic rains that continued to hit the city Wednesday morning. Earlier today, team president Chris Canetti tweeted how workers had done a stellar job readying the field, despite the circumstances.
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According to Jose de Jesus Ortiz over at the Houston Chronicle, match officials did a walk-through of the stadium this afternoon with Manchester reps and concluded that the pitch was unsafe for play. Team officials say the charity match will be rescheduled later this year, possibly with a new opponent. Anyone who already bought a ticket will be able to transfer it for the rescheduled charity match or for any regular home game of his or her choice.