Severe weather in Kalamazoo Saturday resulted in Western Michigan's homecoming contest against Akron being postponed.
The game was rescheduled to be played Sunday at Waldo Stadium, beginning at 1 p.m. Game tickets for the contest will be honored, or can be exchanged for any future Western Michigan home athletic event.
Originally scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff, the game was delayed several times due to lightning strikes in the area. By the time the mandatory 30-minute wait from a lightning strike expired, the field had been substantially flooded and officials from both schools and the Mid-American Conference opted to move the contest back a day. As of 5:30 p.m, the field was almost completely submerged.
Western Michigan vs Akron postponed until 1 pm Sunday. Probably a good call pic.twitter.com/2JOuK2oNX4— Nick Buckley (@NickJBuckley) October 14, 2017
Go zips! We are going to need a bigger boat! pic.twitter.com/UbJWrDpyAS— Christian Allen (@ZipsAllenFBRC) October 14, 2017
So they won't be playing football at Western Michigan today. Game against Akron has been postponed and will be played at 1pm Sunday. pic.twitter.com/ap3M9AQH2w— Jamal Spencer (@JamalWZZM13) October 14, 2017
Western Michigan said that today's game tickets will be honored on Sunday, and if someone is unable to attend the postponed game, they can exchange an equal number of tickets for a future home Western Michigan Athletic event.
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