UPDATE: Packers to play on shortened field for Canada preseason game

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THURSDAY 8/22/19 6:51 p.m.

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (WFRV) — The Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders will now play on a shortened field for their preseason game in Canada.

This decision comes after officials from both teams were looking at a patch turf in the endzone.

The field, used by the Canadian Football League, usually has goal posts within the area marked as the endzone by the NFL. Ahead of the game, crews were seen covering the goal post hole with turf.

Coach Matt LaFleur says he will not play any starters tonight as well.

Original Story: Canada: Issues with turf ahead of Packers preseason game

THURSDAY 8/22/19 6:29 p.m.

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (WFRV) — Team officials from both the Green Bay Packers and the Oakland Raiders could be seen inspecting patches of turf on both ends of the field ahead of a pre-season game in Canada Thursday.

The field, used by the Canadian Football League, usually has goal posts within the area marked as the endzone by the NFL. Ahead of the game, crews were seen covering the goal post hole with turf.

Despite the Turfwatch, Packers officials say the game is on.

Some thought this issue could cause the game to be canceled, much like the Packers preseason game in 2016 at the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio.

Local 5’s sports team at the game says warm-ups have continued.

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