Sacramento Republic FC announced on Tuesday announced that they have cancelled their friendly match against the San Jose Earthquakes scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, due to the pitch conditions at Papa Murphy’s Park. Heavy rain in the Sacramento region partially flooded the field at Cal Expo on Tuesday afternoon. Republic FC officials said that the rain on Tuesday, including a stretch that saw as much as half-an-inch of rain in 30 minutes, caused large portions of the pitch to be several inches under water and deemed unsafe for play.
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Due to the cancellation, Republic FC officials said in a statement that season ticket holders will receive tickets to a future friendly match against an opponent to be announced as part of the ticket package. Fans who have purchased single match tickets will receive a full refund through Ticketmaster.com.
This is not the first time Papa Murphy's Park-- formerly Bonney Field-- has been flooded an unusable, since the Sacramento region has seen historic storms during winter months and now into the early days of spring.