Players strongly considering not playing on Azteca Stadium field

14 Novembre, 2018, 06:21 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Players strongly considering not playing on Azteca Stadium field

The matchup between the Chiefs and Rams will be one of the most anticipated contests all season.

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

The league was anxious and players from both teams threatened to boycott the game and not play to protect their health.

Players had strongly considered not playing if the National Football League had opted to keep the game in Mexico City, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter earlier Tuesday. "Until very recently, we had no major concerns".

"The field is not in the best condition and that concerns me for the next tournament, ' said Cruz Azul's coach, Pedro Caixinha".

The Associated Press said the field was damaged due to recent rains and several big events.

The teams stand for the national anthem prior to the NFL International Series match between Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Chargers at Wembley Stadium on October 21, 2018 in London, England. They immediately announced plans for ticket sales starting Wednesday, with season ticket holders allowed to buy their own seats and up to four more. You can hardly blame the National Football League for making this decision given the situation. But another source said he thinks moving the game to Los Angeles is still an option that will be decided this week.

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The fans are also impacted. The game will still be played on Monday night.

The Rams played in England in each of the previous two seasons, and they are expected to have another worldwide game next season, as required of teams playing in a temporary home stadium. The Rams and Chiefs are two Super Bowl contenders with MVP caliber players.

There is just one problem.

The Rams are in the third of four seasons at the Coliseum before their new multi-billion-dollar stadium complex in Inglewood opens in 2020.

Schefter previously reported that the game could be moved to Los Angeles or postponed a week since both teams are on their bye in Week 12.

According to ESPN, the Rams left for Colorado Springs on Monday to train at high altitude in preparation for the game in Mexico City, where the elevation is about 7,300 feet.


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