Experts of the City of Vienna as well as UEFA have been exploring the yard of the Ernst Happel Stadium since Tuesday. After the Monday game against Denmark (1: 2), a roughly 20 centimeter deep opening created on the field in the Vienna Prater, which might have created as a result of heavy rainfall. If no brand-new yard damage threatens can it take area against France with over 45,000 viewers on Friday (8:45 p.m.), only.

Happel grass on the examination bench

On behalf of the Vienna sports facilities, specialists have been functioning given that Tuesday that obtain to the base of the reason of the unusual yard problem. The technical elements such as irrigation system, yard home heating, water drainage as well as the rainwater main network, which crossed the area roughly at the degree of the opening, were initial inspected.

On top of that, the damage location around the hole was likewise freely dug and also sent out to an expert who additionally left out a technological disorder. It is therefore believed that the hefty rainfall with up to 50 litres per square meter has actually resulted in an increase in groundwater degrees via the nearby Danube and also thus to form a cavity.

A choice as to whether the Country’s Organization game can be played should be made according to a meeting with agents of the domestic football organization, the UEFA and the Stadium operator Wiener Sportstätten Betriebsgesellschaft m.B.H on Wednesday night (6.30 p.m.).

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The hole was shut and to exclude additional dental caries, the yard was examined on Wednesday with a magnetic resonance procedure and Georadar. Faly clarified that 2 expert companies drove the entire 8,000 square meters with their devices, and also the information must be examined by the night. On the occasion that additionally damage must develop, all essential products consisting of grass are on website and also can be used right away.