MNF MOVED

Apparently, some things take precedence over even Monday Night Football. ESPN reports

Deadly wildfires in the San Diego area have forced the Chargers to move Monday night’s home game against the Miami Dolphins to Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.

The game, originally scheduled for the Chargers’ Qualcomm Stadium, will kick off at its regular time (9 p.m. ET). Sun Devil Stadium is home to the Arizona Cardinals.

The Chargers issued a statement late Sunday night that said, in part:

“The hearts and prayers of the San Diego Chargers, the Miami Dolphins and the entire National Football League family go out to the residents of greater San Diego who are suffering from these terrible fires.

“San Diego City officials have determined, under the circumstances, that Qualcomm Stadium will not be available … We concur. Public safety must now be our only priority. …

“We hope that these decisions will allow the local public safety agencies to maintain their full focus on protecting the lives and property of San Diego residents. In the coming days, the Chargers stand ready to help emergency relief agencies deal with the aftermath of this crisis.”

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