Field conditions for the San Francisco 49ers’ practice facility at UNLV have been met with widespread disapproval from various members of their organization, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The NFL put in a sod field on top of field turf and started laying it just last week when the NFL ordinarily requires Super Bowl practice fields to meet certain standards in December, sources told Schefter.
The NFL hardness score for fields averages 78, with no field being less than 70. The 49ers field is considered in the 50s, sources told Schefter.
The 49ers will hold their first walk-through practice on the field later Monday.
The Kansas City Chiefs are practicing this week at the Las Vegas Raiders’ training facility.
The league inspects the playing surfaces along with the NFL Players Association before every Super Bowl and approved each facility for use this week.
Playing surface was a storyline in Glendale, Arizona, for the Super Bowl last year, specifically the slick track that led to the Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles struggling to find sure footing throughout the game.
CBS Sports first reported the 49ers’ displeasure with their practice field.
Field Level Media contributed to this report.