Damaged field forces National Football League to change location of Chiefs-Rams game

Arnold Nichols
November 18, 2018

Aerial view of Mexico's Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, on November 13, 2018.

The Los Angeles Rams will battle the Kansas City Chiefs next Monday night. To top the frustration off, other players like Troy Hill haven't really played as well as the Rams needed them to on defense, and the numbers will back that statement up.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy on Monday night said the league is "working closely" with stadium personnel "to ensure that we have an NFL-quality surface" for the game.

This is possibly a game for Watkins where he has some personal motivation against his former team to show them what they have missed out on. Believe it or not, both teams happen to be sitting in great position with a 9-1 record heading into Week 11, which makes this game even more exciting to think about. "Until very recently, we had no major concerns". NFL teams forgoing a home game to play internationally are required by league bylaws to keep their home stadium available in a contingency situation. They immediately announced plans for ticket sales starting Wednesday, with season ticket holders allowed to buy their own seats and up to four more.

The Rams on Tuesday announced they will provide free tickets to first responders battling the wildfires in addition to those affected by the fires and last week's mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Azteca hosted the first regular-season game ever held outside the U.S.in 2005 when Arizona beat San Francisco.

"We have worked extensively with our partners at Estadio Azteca for months in preparation for this game", said Mark Waller, NFL executive vice-president of worldwide. He will have the next two days of practice to further demonstrate that he is ready to play in this potentially pivotal matchup.

The matchup between the Rams and Chiefs, both of whom have a 9-1 record and lead their respective divisions, is considered one of the marquee games of the upcoming week's National Football League schedule.

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