NFL Set On Mexico City Game Despite Poor Field Conditions

Rams-Chiefs Mexico City Game At Risk Due To Poor Field

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

The previous two games in Mexico City have averaged 44 points.

Soccer games and concerts have left the field a mess.

"It's not fair to risk our health", one prominent player told Schefter Tuesday.

Rams safety John Johnson saw the current field conditions in Mexico City on social media and tweeted his reaction. But what members of the Rams and Chiefs would be dealing with when it comes to these field conditions would be absolutely ridiculous, even if the National Football League were take a major revenue hit.

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks (12) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, on October 21.

"We have worked extensively with our partners at Estadio Azteca for months in preparation for this game", Mark Waller, NFL executive vice president of global, said in a statement.

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The game will still be played on Monday night.

"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 arrangement".

Two recent events apparently damaged the hybrid playing surface, a combination of grass and synthetic filler.

"The decision is based on the determination - in consultation with the NFLPA and following a meeting and field inspection this afternoon by NFL and club field experts as well as local and independent outside experts - that the playing field at Estadio Azteca does not meet NFL standards for playability and consistency and will not meet those standards by next Monday", the NFL said in a statement.

It's been an extremely hard week in the Los Angeles area, with first the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks that left 12 people dead and then massive wildfires that have left two people dead and have destroyed tons of homes and have been burning since last week. The total remained at 63.5.

In a tweet, the Rams said they would provide details soon regarding ticketing information for Monday's game.

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