Belfast Giants and Sheffield Steelers agree 'compensation' for One Direction postponed ice hockey game
Sheffield Steelers fans who travelled to a Belfast Giants game that was postponed for a rescheduled One Direction concert, have been compensated £100 each, it has been reported.
A statement, released by the Elite Hockey League said: "Belfast Giants and Sheffield Steelers have come to an agreement over compensation following the postponement of the game between the two sides at the SSE Arena last month.
"The match, which should have been played on Friday October 23, was cancelled to accommodate a One Direction concert which was moved at short notice."
Belfast Giants head of hockey operations, Steve Thornton, said: “We are pleased that this matter has been resolved. We would like to thank the fans for their understanding, and look forward to hosting the rescheduled game.”
Tony Smith, owner of Sheffield Steelers, said: “I am still very annoyed at the course of action the Belfast owners took in cancelling a game at such short notice. We have to move on though and at the Board meeting yesterday the league decided that this was the best way forward.”
“It took some time but in the end we got the fans some compensation and that was our number one priority."
A new date for the fixture is to be confirmed.
The Sheffield Star reported that those fans who travelled to Belfast were offered £100 each in terms of compensation.