Cruz Azul, the Liga MX soccer club that shares the stadium with Club America, played a tournament game on the field last Saturday in noticeably poor conditions.
"We have worked extensively with our partners at Estadio Azteca for months in preparation for this game", NFL Executive Vice President of International Mark Waller said in a statement. Concern about the field grew in recent days when aerial photos of the stadium showed serious damage to the grass, particularly on the end of the stadium recently used for a major concert.
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The 87,000-seat venue has hosted two Mexican league soccer games and a pop concert since November 3.
The game, scheduled to be played at Azteca Stadium, was moved to L.A. Memorial Coliseum, the league announced Tuesday.
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Monday's game would have been the fourth regular-season National Football League contest played at Estadio Azteca. It turns out, players on both teams aren't comfortable playing on an unsafe surface.
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