Packers vs. Colts 2016 Hall of Fame Game Canceled Due to Field Conditions

August 7, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The 2016 Hall of Fame Game between the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts was canceled on Sunday after players expressed concerns about the playing surface at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported the news, and ESPN's Adam Schefter later confirmed the NFL's decision to cancel the game.
Earlier Sunday, Schefter noted the game was in doubt, as players believed the field was "unsafe" and as "hard as concrete" in spots.
The playing surface in the end zones and middle of the field was the primary concern. Schefter reported the paint began to congeal, noting that it "would be like playing on tar."
NFL.com's Michael Silver provided additional details surrounding the cancelation on Monday:
According to several sources familiar with the field preparation, things went awry after the subsequent painting of logos in the middle of the field and in the end zones on Sunday. Improper paint may ha...

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