The Colts were set to kickoff their preseason slate on Sunday night in Canton, OH against the Packers 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.