Much to the dismay of many Los Angeles Rams’fans, it seems as though each year’s schedule includes a “home” game that winds up somewhere far, far from California. And that is once again the case in Week 11 of the 2018 season as the Rams play “host” to the Kansas City Chiefs at Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter that game still has a chance of being played at the LA Memorial Coliseum as a result of poor field conditions:
NFL officials are expected to convene at the stadium Tuesday in a meeting that was previously scheduled to examine the playing surface and make a final decision about whether the game can and will be played there, sources said. If it is not, the game would be moved to Los Angeles.
As Schefter notes, the field has been left in very bad shape as a result of soccer matches and concerts that have recently occurred at the stadium.
Take a look.
This is Estadio Azteca field right now. Where we will soon see an NFL game. Should it be played in that condition?— Club Fantasy (@ClubFantasyFFL) November 10, 2018
Stay tuned for a potential update later today — as fans closer to home may be asked to change their plans next Monday night. In a battle of two 9-1 teams, the Rams could certainly use the support of a rowdy home crowd.
Update...sorta (11:15am ET):
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