Are you ready for some football??!!!
Evidently the field at Tom Benson Stadium Sunday evening wasn’t, and therefore fans will have to wait a few more days to see the NFL preseason kick off.
The Packers and Colts were set to kickoff the NFL preseason Sunday night in Canton, OH at the Hall of Fame game, but instead the game was canceled because of field conditions at Tom Benson Stadium, Hall of Fame president/executive director David Baker told Lisa Salters of ESN via Rob Demovsky and Mike Wells of ESPN.com.
Baker called the decision to cancel the game “difficult,” but added that it was an “easy, ethical decision.” He said the call was made after consulting with coaches Mike McCarthy and Chuck Pagano, as well as NFL COO Tod Leiweke.
According to Baker, teams will remain at the stadium, and the plan is now to host a “fan fest” of sorts. He also said fans will be refunded their money.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told ESPN’s Darren Rovell that the league will work with the Packers and Colts to sort out their own financial reimbursement for a game not played.
What a black eye for the league. For the fans that already have to pay WAYYYYY too much money to see this glorified scrimmage, it’s a shame and they should be refunded double for the time and effort driving to Canton to sit and watch the teams stand around on the field.