Mexico City will no longer host L.A. Rams, Kansas City Chiefs


Schefter reported the field at Azteca Stadium is "a mess" and might not be safe for the players, adding a number of players had been strongly considering not playing if the game weren't moved.

The Chiefs and Rams are squaring off for Week 11's Monday Night Football matchup, in what will be arguably the most highly anticipated game of the season.

Cruz Azul, the Liga MX soccer club that shares the stadium with Club America, played a tournament game on the field last Saturday in noticeably poor conditions.

"It's not fair to risk our health" an anonymous, yet prominent player said to Schefter.

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Despite their late shows, the Red Devils are seven points off the top four and now sit in eighth place in the Premier League . Manchester United finds itself nine points behind Manchester City amid an overall shaky start to the season.

The NFL has played regular season games in Mexico City in each of the past two seasons. 'Until very recently, we had no major concerns. The teams now will play each other at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Rams' home stadium. The field at Estadio Aztec in Mexico City didn't meet the league's standards for "playability and consistency" and will not be reparable by Monday. "We all know that it's not right, that it has not been right and that it will not be all right, but those are the circumstances, and if we can help, we will do it".

The Rams will be providing thousands of complimentary tickets to first responders and those who have been affected by the recent tragedies in Southern California. The Rams and Chiefs are two Super Bowl contenders with MVP caliber players.

The Rams traveled to Colorado Springs on Monday, intending to spend their week of practice in high altitudes to prepare for Mexico City's conditions.