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Why have football leagues in Europe been so rarely delayed due to snow? (Part 02)

In 1958, Everton owners flipped almost all the grounds of Goodison Park, then installed … 30km of power cord below with the total cost of £ 16,000 (equivalent to more than £ 300,000. at the moment).
The cost is huge, but the system quickly proves effective, although there are still many problems, such as its drainage system needs to be improved after snow and ice being thawed.

Until the mid-1960s – 70s did the system begin to become more popular. Arsenal installed it in 1964, while Leeds United followed in 1968. Old Trafford also had 29.6km of the stadium being installed heating system.
Today, many of Europe’s top leagues require their teams to install a heating systems. Almost all teams in the Bank of England have a heating system installed below the grass.
In Germany – a country with wetter weather, the heating system is a must-have item for teams in both the Bundesliga National Championships and the other second-ranked teams.
However, specific in the Premier League, this rule is something not compulsory.
Many small teams do not install a heating system as there is nothing committed for them to be able to compete in the higher level in the UK for a long time.

The effect is not “profound”
Heating is not everything. If the snow does melt in time, the stadium staff still have to come in to clear the snow directly. And under many cases, the match even had to be postponed because the snow was too thick.