OM: the latest information on whether or not to maintain the meeting


Will the match take place? This is the question posed on Saturday morning by the more than 41,000 people expected to attend this Saturday evening the poster for the 30th day of the French Ligue 1 championship between AS Saint-Étienne and Olympique de Marseille.

Two people can decide the postponement

In question, the numerous snowfalls which have covered the city of Saint-Étienne since Friday morning. They could lead to a postponement of the meeting. Only two people are then authorized to make this decision. : the delegate of the Professional Football League and the prefect of the Loire.

According to our information for the moment there is no question of a postponement on the side of the Loire prefecture. The evolution of climatic conditions during the day and of course the state of the roads will be closely monitored by the public authorities throughout the day.

The lawn was covered on Friday afternoon

The LFP delegate will make his decision two hours before the start of the match. It could be brought to decide before if the climatic conditions and the state of the lawn indicate that the holding of the match, under satisfactory conditions, will not be possible. A first safety meeting is scheduled for this Saturday morning at 11 a.m.

For the moment the lawn of the Cauldron is sheltered by a tarpaulin put in place since this Friday at 4 p.m. Teams took turns day and night to clear snow above this tarp which will be removed this Saturday at 4 p.m.


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