NFL approves new field for Azteca Stadium; Chiefs-Chargers set for Nov. 18

Posted On Aug 16 2020 by

first_imgWork crews began replacing that surface with turf last month, and according to specialist Renato Luis Lauretti of World Sports Turf, the contractor involved, the field is finished and the NFL has given its approval. Mexico City is scheduled to host an NFL game this season, and league officials and Azteca Stadium are taking no chances on the turf creating a debacle like last year.Last year’s scheduled Week 11 game in Mexico City between the Chiefs and Rams was moved to Los Angeles because of the poor condition of the new hybrid playing surface.  “NFL testing the Stadium Azteca field … Everything approved and it can only get better,” Lauretti tweeted Monday. Related News Robbie Gould happy ‘weird offseason’ is behind him after securing new deal with 49ers NFL testing the Stadium Azteca field today. Everything approved and it can only get better.👏👏👍👍 pic.twitter.com/iqkV1nLdxe— Renato Luis Lauretti (@LaurettiLuis) July 16, 2019The Chiefs and Chargers are scheduled to meet in a Monday Night Football game Nov. 18. Mexico City has previously hosted three NFL games. Larry Fitzgerald says Kliff Kingsbury is speeding up Cardinals’ offense Golden Tate calls Matthew Stafford ‘best quarterback’ he’s played withlast_img read more