Montreal Impact MLS home opener postponed by snow - NBC Sports

Montreal Impact MLS home opener postponed by snow
March 21, 2014, 5:45 pm

MONTREAL (AP) The Seattle Sounders game scheduled for Saturday against the Impact has been postponed until Sunday because of expected snow in Montreal.

The Impact's home-opener is being delayed by a day due to the fear of snow accumulation on the Olympic Stadium roof. The game will be played on Sunday at 4 p.m. EDT.

Due to the instability of the stadium dome, which is in need of replacement or repair, events cannot be held there if more than an inch of snow is forecast. An accumulation of close to 6 inches has been predicted.

The Impact's first three regular season games are scheduled to be played at home, including a match on April 5 against the New York Red Bulls, and on April 12 against the Chicago Fire.

There are also two Toronto Blue Jays preseason baseball games slated for the stadium next week.

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