Munster game moved to Rugby Park and switched to Friday night

Glasgow Warriors have moved their GUINNESS PRO12 match with Munster to Rugby Park in Kilmarnock, as there is still a high risk of the Scotstoun pitch being unplayable for the game.
 
Due to Kilmarnock FC having a home fixture on the Saturday, the match will now be p
layed on Friday 19 February (kick-off 7.35pm) and will still be broadcast live by Sky Sports.
 
The heavy rainfall has continued in Glasgow over the last few weeks and the Scotstoun pitch has not been available to the Warriors for training or games since the European Rugby Champions Cup match with the Scarlets on Saturday 12 December.
 

The 18,128 all-seater Rugby Park stadium in Kilmarnock, which hosted the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Glasgow Warriors and Racing 92 last month, has a World Rugby compliant 3G pitch.
 

Glasgow Warriors season tickets and match tickets will be valid for the game at Rugby Park and all Rugby Park hosted Glasgow's match with Racing 92 last monthseating will be unreserved. Season ticket members should bring their cards with them to the match and further information will be communicated to season ticket members and match ticket holders directly.

Around 6,650 tickets have already been sold for the clash and additional tickets will be available from 9pm tonight HERE.
 
Glasgow Warriors managing director Nathan Bombrys said: "It’s really disappointing that we have to move another fixture away from our home at Scotstoun. We apologise for the inconvenience and disruption that this change will cause our supporters.
 
"Despite ongoing work being carried out on the pitch, the heavy storms continue to flood the pitch, and there is a high risk that it will be unplayable for this fixture.
 
"As Kilmarnock have a home game on the Saturday and we play the Dragons the following Thursday, our only option was to play the game on the Friday night. However, making an early decision to play this fixture at Rugby Park will hopefully help our supporters with their travel plans.
 
"We are working with Glasgow Life and Scottish Rugby to get the pitch at Scotstoun playable as soon as possible and we're also in discussions with Glasgo
The Scotstoun pitch has not been used since Decemberw Life, Scottish Athletics and SportScotland about a long-term solution at Scotstoun, which could involve a 3G pitch.
 
"Rugby Park has an excellent 3G surface, which helped us stage a high quality game with Racing 92 last month and I'd like to thank our supporters for making the trip to Kilmarnock to get behind the team for this crucial GUINNESS PRO12 match."
 
Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend added: "Unfortunately with the wet weather we’ve had recently our pitch isn’t capable of hosting a game yet, but this is a great opportunity for us to play on an excellent surface.
 
"Our last experience at Rugby Park was a good one and our supporters travelled in large numbers and created a lot of noise, which we really appreciated.
 
"Our games against Munster have always been fiercely competitive and this has the makings of another cracking match."

A spokesman for Glasgow Life said: "We
have been working closely with Glasgow Warriors and with technical experts from Scottish Rugby on a pitch maintenance plan aimed at ensuring the playing surface at Scotstoun is in the best possible condition for the remainder of the season.
 
"However, recent storms and unprecedented rainfall have had a significant adverse impact on the surface. We would like to apologise to fans for any inconvenience caused and would reassure them that the early decision to relocate the match with Munster will give us additional time to work on the pitch for future games.”

Written by
Jeremy Bone