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Workers installing new sod at Azteca Stadium

Cruz Azul v Lobos BUAP - Torneo Apertura 2018 Liga MX

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 10: Players of Lobos BUAP warm prior to the 16th round match between Cruz Azul and Lobos BUAP as part of Torneo Apertura 2018 Liga MX at Azteca Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images)

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The last-minute attempts to keep next Monday’s Chiefs-Rams game in Mexico City includes new grass.

Via Lara Moritz of KMBC 9, workers are busy installing new sod at Azteca Stadium, amid concerns about player safety.

The field was badly damaged during a Shakira concert last week, and a regular schedule of soccer matches there.

The league is expected to make a final decision today, but the fact that they’re working on the field now suggests they’re going to try to play there, rather than incur the expense and lose the exposure of another overseas game.

Moving the game to Los Angeles has been discussed as an option.