Published On: Wed, May 29th, 2019

Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium to restore turf field

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According to the Associated Press, officials from the stadium announced that they intend to replace the hybrid surface installed last year and restore the field to a fully natural grass surface.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials at Mexico’s famed Azteca Stadium say they will convert the field back to natural turf after a failed attempt at a hybrid playing surface led to the cancellation of a scheduled NFL game there last year.

In May 2018, the stadium switched to a field combining synthetic and natural grass, which has been used successfully in some of Europe’s biggest soccer venues. But it didn’t take at Azteca and was ragged after a heavy schedule of events in November leading up to the planned NFL game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams. NFL officials decided to move the game back to the U.S.

Stadium officials announced on Monday May 27th, that they will use a break in the professional Mexican soccer league play to put back in natural grass.

Estadio Azteca is a multi purpose stadium located in Mexico City. It is the official home of football club Club América, and the Mexico national football team. It has hosted two FIFA World Cup Finals, in 1970 and 1986.

NFL game halftime at Estadio Azteca in 2017

Source: AP



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