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The Packers-Raiders Game Is Being Played On An 80-Yard Field

An overhead shot of IG Field in Winnipeg.

WINNIPEG, MB - JUNE 15: An aerial view of Investors Group Field the home of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on June 15, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Preseason football isn't "real" football, but tonight's Packers-Raiders game is taking this fact to a totally different level.

That's because the game, held at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, is being played on an 80-yard field. Yes, seriously.

Before the game, there was some debate over whether or not they would even play the game at all. After all, there were numerous problems with the turf, and it didn't seem wise or safe to go out there.

It turns out, there are goalpost holes in what should be the regulation end zones tonight, due to CFL games being played at the venue. The eventual decision was to play the game on a modified 80-yard field.

As you can tell by those photos, it is pretty ridiculous to watch. The NFL can't be very happy right now.

In the future, the league or any of its franchises would do well to avoid moving preseason games to foreign venues.

Or, if they do so, vet the field extensively first.