Alabama and Clemson are set to meet in the College Football Playoff national title game on Monday evening.
The Crimson Tide and the Tigers are set to play at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, home to the San Francisco 49ers.
There are reportedly some concerns about the state of the playing surface heading into Monday night’s game.
“Field conditions a big concern tomorrow night even if the new turf is being kept under wraps,” Bryan Fischer tweeted.
Field conditions a big concern tomorrow night even if the new turf is being kept under wraps. pic.twitter.com/3OhMTYQ6PH
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) January 6, 2019
The San Francisco Chronicle had more details on the state of the field:
More rain is in the forecast for Sunday and, as 49ers fans remember from the early years at Levi’s Stadium, that’s not great news for Monday night’s College Football Playoff championship game.
New turf, covered by a tarpaulin Saturday, was installed after the Redbox Bowl on Monday.
“That was always the plan,” CFP executive director Bill Hancock said. “We’ve put in a new field every time we’ve been outdoors. We’re confident about the field.”
Alabama and Clemson are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T.
The game will be televised on ESPN.