The NFL has moved Monday’s game between Kansas City and the LA Rams from Mexico City to Los Angeles.
The game originally scheduled to be played at Estadio Azteca has been moved due to bad field conditions after numerous complaints from players.
“We have worked extensively with our partners at Estadio Azteca for months in preparation for this game,” Mark Waller, NFL executive vice-president of international, said in a statement. “Until very recently, we had no major concerns. But, the combination of a difficult 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 NFL game.
“As a result, we have determined that moving the game is the right decision, and one that we needed to announce now in order to allow our teams and fans to make alternate arrangements.”
Soccer games and concerts have left the field torn up.