Canberra sport has been thrown into chaos with heavy rain forcing the ACT government to close every ground under its control in the city this weekend.
The government made the decision on Friday morning after the downpour on Thursday night, with more rain expected in coming days.
Capital Football is one of the most affected organisations while the weather will also cancel the opening round of Canberra's premier rugby competition, baseball grand finals, the NEAFL competition and a race meeting at Thoroughbred Park on Friday was abandoned.
Capital Football is one of the most affected organisations, while rugby union, Australian rules football and baseball are among those also called off.
Acting director of sport and recreation services, David Jeffrey, said the government was left with no choice but to close the grounds.
''Our field staff, who are all turf qualified, have been out to a number of venues today [which are] under water,'' Mr Jeffrey said.
''We've had a considerable amount of rain last week leading into this week and we've just undertaken a significant renovation period.
"The grounds would be trashed at the start of the winter period when they're under extreme stress in terms of usage and risk of damage.''
More than 140 soccer games in the Premier League, Capital League, State League and Masters competitions have been postponed.
Some Premier League games will still go ahead on artificial surfaces, while those that have been postponed will be held on the weekend of July 12 to 13.
Capital Football chief executive Heather Reid said while it was disappointing to have to postpone games, her organsiation was at the mercy of the government.
"Everything's out of control, there's nothing we can do and when the ACT government closes the grounds there's nowhere to play,'' Ms Reid said.
"The government contracters have been struggling to get on to the grounds in the past two weeks because of the wet grounds to do the appropriate change from the summer fields to the winter fields, marking the fields as well as putting up the goal posts.
"We had a bit of a heads up during the week that if it rained overnight then the grounds would be closed.''
The two women's fixtures at ANU Willows (ANU v Tuggeranong and Weston Molonglo v Canberra FC) on Sunday will go ahead, while the Canberra Olympic v ACTAS game at O'Connor has been postponed.
Friday night's season opener in the men's Premier League between Belconnen United and Tuggeranong was moved to Hawker.
All five divisions of ACT rugby union have been postponed, including the top-tier John I Dent Cup matches.
Clubs will decide when the best time is to reschedule the games, with the likely options to be either over Easter, the June long weekend or the Thursday night before thoese two holiday periods.
The only NEAFL match to be postponed is Belconnen v Eastlake, with Ainslie's game with Redlands on Saturday unchanged and Queanbeyan to host Sydney Uni on Sunday.
The best of three grand final series of the ACT baseball first-grade competition between the Belconnen Bandits and Weston Creek Indians has been shifted to Monday, Tuesday, and if required, Wednesday night.