The NFL is considering postponing or a venue change for “Monday Night Football” in Week 11 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams. This is due to very poor field conditions at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.
And based on a new report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, it would be wise do make the change.
If Monday night’s game is played in Mexico City, a number of Rams and Chiefs players are now strongly considering not playing in that game on that messy surface, per sources. “It’s not fair to risk our health,” one prominent player said today.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 13, 2018
The turf at Azteca Stadium was wrecked, thanks to a concert last week.
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) November 10, 2018
There is work being done to fix the turf, but players have every right to be concerned about playing on that surface.
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 both the issue of player safety, and the extreme high-profile nature of both the Rams and Chiefs, the league should make the call to move the venue. Postponing this contest at this point in the season isn’t a smart decision.