Next cancellation in the 3rd division: The game of the 24th matchday between Viktoria Köln and SV Meppen cannot be played on Friday as planned. The pitch in the Höhenberg sports park is unplayable due to the permafrost and the persistently adverse weather conditions, as the pitch commission of the German Football Association (DFB) discovered during its on-site inspection. An alternative date is not fixed yet.
Even the previous home game of Viktoria against 1. FC Magdeburg could not take place because the pitch was unplayable. The DFB has therefore “asked Cologne to intensively examine possible alternative venues for the upcoming home games.”
Viktoria Köln does not have underfloor heating in the Höhenberg sports park. As part of the special corona regulations for game operations, the club had received a corresponding exemption from the DFB.