Weekend sports fixtures called off due to weather

With weather warnings covering much of the country, many sporting fixtures, concerts and other events have been called off.

One location staying open but not for its usual purpose is Sunderland AFC’s Stadium of Light, which is opening its doors to the homeless and vulnerable this weekend.

The football ground has set aside a special warm-room equipped with places to sleep, hot food and hot drinks for those in need of shelter. Pets will also be welcome. It is open now and will remain open until at least 9am on Monday morning.

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 13: A general view of the stadium prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United at th

Image: The Sunderland stadium is being used as a temporary home for homeless to cope with the cold

Among the events cancelled and postponed are:


:: Paul Weller gig at the Genting Arena, Birmingham, on Friday night was cancelled.

:: Michael McIntyre’s Plymouth show, originally due to run on Thursday, has been postponed until 15 May. His Friday night show will run on 16 May instead.

:: A number of park runs have been cancelled, including in Southampton and Tooting Common. Both were due to take place on Saturday.

:: The Bath Half-marathon has been cancelled with participants asked to contact the organiser Running High Events for a refund

:: English Football League fixtures that have been postponed…

– Barnsley v Norwich

– Ipswich v Hull has been rearranged for Tuesday 13 March

– Brentford v Cardiff City

– Sheffield United v Burton

– AFC Wimbledon v Charlton Athletic

– Bradford City v Portsmouth

– Blackpool v Northampton Town

– Doncaster Rovers v Bury

– Gillingham v Rotherham United

– Oxford United v Fleetwood Town has been rearranged for Tuesday 10 April

– Rochdale v Plymouth Argyle

– Shrewsbury Town v Peterborough United

– Barnet v Port Vale

– Cheltenham Town v Notts County – rearranged for Tuesday

– Crawley Town v Wycombe Wanderers

– Crewe Alexandra v Forest Green Rovers

– Exeter City v Chesterfield

– Morecambe v Colchester United

– Stevenage v Mansfield Town

– Swindon Town v Yeovil Town

:: Rugby league games that have been cancelled…

Wakefield Trinity v Huddersfield Giants now plays on Sunday.

Leeds Rhinos v Catalans Dragons on Friday is postponed, with the date to be announced.

St Helens v Salford Red Devils now plays on Sunday.

:: A number of park runs have been cancelled, including in Southampton and Tooting Common. Both were due to take place on Saturday.

The M80 motorway is completely empty after being closed to clear vehicles stranded by bad weather overnight, near Banknock, Scotland

Image: Scotland’s M80 is empty after being closed to clear stranded vehicles


:: St Johnstone v Hamilton postponed

:: Ross County and Partick postponed

:: Friday’s Elbow’s concert at the SSE Hydro was rescheduled for Monday.

:: Scottish Conservatives Spring Conference in Aberdeen.

:: Vengaboys were due to perform at The Assembly in Aberdeen on Saturday which has been rearranged to 13 April.


:: Newport County v Accrington Stanley postponed

:: Ebbsfleet United v Wrexham postponed

:: Cardiff’s St David’s Hall has rearranged Katherine Ryan’s standup show from Saturday to 7 April.

:: Newport Half Marathon, which was due to take place on Sunday, has now been cancelled.

Vehicles travel on the A192 near Seaton Delaval in Northumberland

Image: Many of the UK’s roads looks like this – the A192 in Northumberland

Here is a selection of big events that are (at the time of writing) going ahead. If in doubt, check the performer’s Twitter/Facebook or the venue’s website.

:: This weekend’s premier league fixtures are currently scheduled but further updates may be issued after pitch inspections.

:: Paul Weller at O2 Arena in London scheduled for Saturday.

:: The PDC UK Open is taking place behind closed doors at Butlins, Minehead until Monday.

:: The Stereophonics gig at the SSE Arena Wembley on Saturday is going ahead this weekend but ticket-holders are advised to check the venue’s website before travelling.

:: Imagine Dragons are still playing at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Sunday.

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:: Skidrow are still due to perform at the Limelight Belfast on Saturday.

:: The River Thames Half Marathon is still taking place on Sunday.

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