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The Azteca Stadium Field for Monday Night Football Is Embarrassingly Bad (Again)

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 18: Running back Melvin Gordon #25 of the Los Angeles Chargers  carries the ball against free safety Juan Thornhill #22 of the Kansas City Chiefs  during the game at Estadio Azteca on November 18, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers | Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images

The NFL returned to Azteca Stadium in Mexico City tonight for a Monday Night Football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers. The Chiefs were supposed to play the Rams in Azteca last year, but the game was moved to Los Angeles because of field conditions.

Between then and now a lot of work was done to the field. Shakira was banned from the stadium. Money was spent. The turf was upgraded. According to an ESPN report during Monday night Football, no concerts or soccer matches took place on the field leading up to the game and the field was given a "grade A." About that...

It may be better than it was, but if this is an A, what do they rate a typical perfect field, on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, in a warm weather city?