NFL Players Are Considering Sitting Out Of Major Week 11 Game

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Supposedly, field conditions became an utter disaster following a concert that took place just nine days before the Rams and Chiefs were scheduled to play at Azteca Stadium.

As of Tuesday, there are plenty of discussions taking place over whether Monday's game in Mexico City will actually be played there since there are "significant concerns" over the field condition, which is the last thing any National Football League player wants to hear. As an added twist, these two squads have always been slated to face off in Mexico City.

According to CBS Sports, the field was badly damaged during a large concert on November 7 hosted by the Mexican television network Telehit.

The NFL announced on Tuesday that the game will now be played at the LA Coliseum because the playing surface at Estadio Azteca did not meet NFL standards. But reports emerged during that day that a number of players were considering skipping the game if it was played at Estadio Azteca, with one prominent player affirming, "It's not fair to risk our health".

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

In a news release, the league says it determined that the recently re-sodded field at Mexico City's historic stadium "does not meet NFL standards for playability and consistency, and will not meet those standards by next Monday".

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

Both the Rams and the Chiefs were due to play in Mexico for the first time next week. The team will now return to Los Angeles on Saturday.

The Rams will announce ticket information and other details for Monday night's game as soon as possible.

The Rams are required to keep the Coliseum available as a backup in case of a problem with worldwide games.

The Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots played a game at Estadio Azteca last season, but Patriots head coach Bill Belichick complained about numerous logistics and conditions for the game afterward.

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