NFL approves Azteca Stadium turf for International Series

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When the Azteca Stadium hosts a regular season NFL game in November 2019, it hopes to avoid the disaster from the previous year when the game had to be rescheduled due to the unsatisfactory playing condition of its field.

Following damage from heavy rainfall that left the pitch in a poor condition, the scheduled week 11 game between the Los Angels Rams and Kansas City Chiefs was moved back to Los Angeles. The venue operators opted to replace its hybrid turf system to natural grass back in June.

Now the installation is complete, NFL officials have visited the Azteca Stadium to ensure the surface is fit for play. According to sources, testing of the new Azteca field was successful and is approved for play.

The Mexico City venue will see the Chiefs and Chargers visit the venue on November 18, which will be the fourth NFL regular season game held there.

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