Poor air quality forces sporting events to postpone, including Lynx game

The poor air quality on the East Coast is no longer impacting people’s health, but is also forcing sporting events to postpone.

Wednesday’s game between the Minnesota Lynx as the New York Liberty has been postponed due to air quality issues. The New York Yankees were also scheduled to take the field Wednesday night in the Bronx, but that game has also been postponed.

The afternoon air quality index surrounding Barclays Center in Brooklyn was between 360 and 380. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers any air quality index above 300 to be “hazardous,” which is also the highest warning level on the scale.

When air quality conditions are poor, the EPA recommends everyone stay indoors and keep activity levels low.

For the Lynx-Liberty game, the WNBA has not yet announced a makeup date.