Within the wake of issues concerning the state of the taking part in floor at Estadio Azteca in Mexico Metropolis, the NFL has moved Monday evening’s conflict between the Chiefs and Rams to Los Angeles.
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“We have now labored extensively with our companions at Estadio Azteca for months in preparation for this sport,” NFL government vice chairman of worldwide Mark Waller mentioned in an announcement. “Till very not too long ago, we had no main issues. However, the mix of a troublesome wet season and a heavy multi-event calendar of occasions on the stadium, have resulted in vital injury to the sphere that presents pointless dangers to participant security and makes it unsuitable to host an NFL sport.
“Because of this, we’ve got decided that transferring the sport is the fitting resolution, and one which we wanted to announce now in an effort to enable our groups and followers to make alternate preparations.”
The league launched an announcement earlier Tuesday, saying it was decided to discover a resolution that might forestall the assembly from being relocated. However studies emerged throughout that day that a variety of gamers had been contemplating skipping the sport if it was performed at Estadio Azteca, with one outstanding participant affirming, “It’s not honest to danger our well being.”
Based on Yahoo Sports activities, which cited unidentified sources from every workforce, a Shakira live performance on the venue Oct. 11 “left the grass floor in vital disrepair.”
With each groups 9-1 and that includes two of the best offenses within the league, the competition simply is among the most anticipated video games of the season.
The Rams will host the Chiefs at L.A. Memorial Coliseum at 8:20 p.m. ET Monday.