Authorities in the Bavarian capital announced on Saturday that the match between Union Berlin and Bayern Munich has been postponed owing to severe snowfall.

According to Naija News, the game was scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

A press statement from Bayern, however, said: “Security risks and the traffic situation made cancellation unavoidable.”


There was a lot of snowfall in southern Germany due to low temperatures, especially in Munich.

The greater Munich area’s train links had already been terminated by the Munich transport authority prior to the game’s cancelation, and traffic had essentially come to a complete stop.

In a statement issued on Saturday, Bayern said there was an “incalculable risk for spectators” and explained “it is hardly possible to get to the Arena”.

“Under these conditions, it cannot be guaranteed that the security personnel and other stadium staff necessary for the game to go ahead can get to the Allianz Arena.”

“We regret very much that we need to cancel the game, but the safety of our fans and Union Berlin supporters is the absolute priority,” Bayern CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen said in a statement.