NFL Relocates Chiefs vs Rams From Mexico City To L.A.

Tanya Simon
November 14, 2018

The game is scheduled to be played Monday night in Mexico City, but with the field at Estadio Azteca looking like a complete and utter disaster, questions about the viability of the location have been raised. But, the combination of a hard rainy season and a heavy multi-event calendar of events at the stadium, have resulted in significant damage to the field that presents unnecessary risks to player safety and makes it unsuitable to host an National Football League game.

The NFL announced on Tuesday that the game will now be played at the LA Coliseum because the playing surface at Estadio Azteca did not meet NFL standards.

As one unnamed, but prominent player told ESPN, 'It's not fair to risk our health'. The much-anticipated game is just the fifth meeting since 1970 between teams with one or fewer losses in Week 11 or later.

"The league consulted with the NFLPA as well as independent field experts and decided the playing surfer at Azteca Stadium did not meet NFL standards", said Mike Garafolo, a reporter for the NFL Network.

A "number" of players were considering not playing in the game if it remained slated for Mexico City due to concerns about injuries.

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Soccer games and concerts have left the field a mess.

The Los Angeles Rams will enjoy unexpected home comforts when they take on the Kansas City Chiefs.

"The field is not in the best condition and that concerns me for the next tournament, ' said Cruz Azul's coach, Pedro Caixinha".

The Rams opened as 1-point favorites over the Chiefs at the SuperBook.

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