This will be the third consecutive season the National Football League has played a game played at Azteca.
'We have worked extensively with our partners at Estadio Azteca for months in preparation for this game, ' said NFL Executive Vice President of International Mark Waller 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. That is, until Tuesday, when rumblings over field conditions at El Azteca Stadium began to grow.
Significant discussions are underway about whether the game will be played in Mexico City, Los Angeles or postponed, according to sources, and a decision is expected this week.
The Rams will host the Chiefs at L.A. Memorial Coliseum at 8:20 p.m. ET Monday.
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The NFL has a procedure in place that states all teams that forgo a home game to play internationally are required to keep their home stadium available as a contingency.
The NFL confirmed Tuesday what many have been speculating since this weekend.
One would hope they could figure out a solution as this is a Monday Night game which no fan will want to miss, arguably the league's best MNF matchup of the past several decades, rivaled only by the 10-1 Giants and Niners facing off in 1990.
The Chiefs won't be heading to Mexico City this Monday.