The much-anticipated clash between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams is at risk of being postponed due to field conditions.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the field condition at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City is subpar and the NFL is concerned about the game.
Discussions continue about whether Monday night’s Chiefs-Rams game will be played in Mexico City, LA or postponed, per sources. NFL determined to play it Monday night in Mexico City, but the field is “a mess” and might not be safe for players. It’s a significant concern.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 13, 2018
After seeing the surface, the worry is totally understandable.
There was some concern about the field at Estadio Azteca for the Rams-Chiefs game next Monday in Mexico City. This is what it looked liked today as they began work on it. pic.twitter.com/mRMI2PaohL
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) November 13, 2018
Given the string of underwhelming prime-time games recently, the selfish hope is the Chiefs and Rams — two of the NFL’s best teams — will play Monday.
However, it might also be smarter to move the game. Former Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask suggested the game be moved to Los Angeles and all proceeds be used to support those impacted by the tragic wildfires in California.
If there is any question about field safety at Estadio Azteca the game should not be played on it – instead, move it to LA, donate proceeds to support those impacted by and those fighting the fires, ask attendees to bring clothes and other donations for those who lost everything.
— Amy Trask (@AmyTrask) November 13, 2018
This situation, assuredly, will be monitored closely.