The Championship match between Southampton and Preston North End on Wednesday has been postponed following a fire in a building near St Mary’s Stadium, club officials have learned. Local authorities and emergency services were consulted before the decision was made, the club added.

“The incident has caused significant disruption to the area and road closures around the stadium remain in place as fire crews continue to deal with the situation,” Southampton said. “All tickets for tonight’s game will be valid for the modified game.” Southampton are fourth in the Championship, while Preston are ninth.