NFL Moves Big Rams vs. Chiefs Clash From Mexico City to LA Due to Unsafe Field Conditions

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NFL: 'field presents unnecessary risks to player safety'

The Estadio Azteca is an association football stadium located in the suburb of Santa Úrsula in Mexico City, and the home ground of Club América, Cruz Azul, and the Mexico national football team. With an official capacity of 87,000, it is the largest stadium in Mexico.

(FOX NEWS) – The National Football League announced Tuesday that next week’s game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams will be moved from Mexico City to Los Angeles due to an unsafe playing surface.

In a statement, the NFL said the playing surface at Estadio Azteca “does not meet NFL standards for playability and consistency and will not meet those standards by next Monday.”

Mark Waller, the NFL’s executive vice president in charge of overseeing the league’s international growth, blamed “the combination of a difficult rainy season and a heavy multi-event calendar of events at the stadium [that] have resulted in significant damage to the field that presents unnecessary risks to player safety and makes it unsuitable to host an NFL game.”

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