Scottish Side Hearts Could Ask SPFL To Postpone Sunday's Partick Thistle Match
Scottish Premiership side Heart of Midlothian will ask the Scottish Professional Football League to postpone Sunday's match with Partick Thistle "if Tynecastle's new main stand is not ready," according to Barry Anderson of the EDINBURGH NEWS. Club officials "are hopeful" that work will be completed in time and that a safety certificate will be granted by the City of Edinburgh Council "to allow the match to go ahead as planned." Safety officers inspected the building "but could not issue the paperwork and will return for another look later this week." If that visit "does not result in the required rubber stamp," Hearts will request a postponement of the Partick fixture. The club has "already contacted" the SPFL and its Firhill counterparts to brief them on the situation. The decision "will be a late one and builders on the project are working frantically" to finish a number of areas of the new stand, which was originally due to open in September. That was "put back" to Nov. 5 but, "with work still not completed, a further delay was announced and a new opening date set for this Sunday" (EDINBURGH NEWS, 11/14).