Chiefs vs. Rams moved to Los Angeles due to field conditions

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(WIBW) -- On Tuesday, the NFL announced the Kansas City Chiefs' Monday Night Football matchup against the Los Angeles Rams will no longer be played in Mexico City.

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Due to poor field conditions at Estadio Azteca, the game will now be played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles.

The Associated Press said the field was damaged due to recent rains and several big events.

According to a press release from the NFL, "The decision is based on the determination (...) that the playing field at Estadio Azteca does not meet NFL standards for playability and consistency and will not meet those standards by next Monday."

The league's decision was made in consultation with the NFLPA and followed a meeting and a field inspection Tuesday afternoon by "NFL and club field experts as well as local and independent outside experts."

According to the press release, details on ticket reimbursement procedures will be announced in the days ahead.

All NFL teams that forgo a home game to play internationally are required by the league to keep their home stadium available as a contingency.

The Rams will announce ticket information and other details for Monday night's game as soon as possible.