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I understand what you're saying, but a few thoughts:

1: You're zoomed so far out on Boise that of course it'll make a difference between the photos.

2. The fact that the Packers and Jets are wearing different color helmets and pants make them stuck out. Put Boise in orange or white helmets and pants and you have no argument.

I think the point that the Packers, Eagles and Jets aren't attempting to match the green grass exactly is enough to say they are completely different situations. There is a difference between having dark green with other uniform colors on different green surfaces and having the exact same blue color on the entire field and wearing it head to toe.

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When the Parramatta Eels won their first National Rugby League title in 1981, their excited fans wrecked the Eels ground, Cumberland Oval, burning down the grandstand, ripping up the boundary fence and stealing anything that could be taken away.

A new stadium had to be built, so from 1982 until 1985 the Eels played their home games at Belmore Oval, the home ground of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, while the new Parramatta Stadium was being constructed. Here are brief highlights of the co-tenants meeting in Round 14 of the 1984 season:

Parramatta Stadium was built in time for the 1986 season, with the Eels playing their first home game there in Round 1 against St George:

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Why didn't they talk to MLB when they made the schedule?

It's because nobody expected the Blue Jays to be good this year. The game is being moved because of the potential for a playoff game if the AL East is tied. And, I'm guessing, for TV reasons, that game can't be moved. Same reason as why a Taylor Swift concert got moved in Houston. It would have conflicted with the playoffs.

Read the Argos only have about 5000 season ticket holders, so I doubt it would be a huge deal as there will be more fans in Ottawa.

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Which has hosted NFL preseason games as recently at 1976.

8/29/1953 Chicago Cardinals v Green Bay Packers 13-7

8/21/1954 New York Giants v Chicago Cardinals 26-0

8/13/1955 Green Bay Packers v New York Giants 31-24

8/19/1961 Denver Broncos v Oakland Raiders 48-21

8/28/1971 San Francisco 49ers v Denver Broncos 33-17

8/31/1974 Denver Broncos v New England Patriots 27-21

8/07/1976 Chicago Bears v Seattle Seahawks 27-16

Some of these have already been listed, but here are the oddballs since the Texans played in the Rubber Bowl (excluding the well-documented games in London and Toronto). Designated home team is listed first.

Detroit, MI Ford Field 12/13/10 Mon Minnesota Vikings New York Giants L 21-3

Minneapolis, MN TCF Bank Stadium 12/20/10 Mon Minnesota Vikings Chicago Bears L 40-14

East Rutherford, NJ Giants Stadium 9/19/05 Mon New Orleans Saints New York Giants L 27-10

Mexico City, Mexico Aztec Stadium 10/2/2005 Arizona Cardinals San Francisco 49ers W 31-14

Tempe, AZ Sun Devil Stadium 10/27/03 Mon San Diego Chargers Miami Dolphins L 26-10

Stanford, CA Stanford Stadium 10/22/1989 San Francisco 49ers New England Patriots W 37-20

East Rutherford, NJ Giants Stadium 9/25/1977 New York Jets Baltimore Colts L 20-12

Berkeley, CA Memorial Stadium 9/23/1973 Oakland Raiders Miami Dolphins W 12-7

Evanston, IL Ryan Field 9/27/1970 Chicago Bears Philadelphia Eagles W 20-16

Tampa, FL Tampa Stadium 11/30/1969 Miami Dolphins Boston Patriots L 38-23

Atlanta, GA Grant Field 10/5/1969 Atlanta Falcons Baltimore Colts L 21-14

Minneapolis, MN Memorial Stadium 10/5/1969 Minnesota Vikings Green Bay Packers W 19-7

Birmingham, AL Legion Field 9/22/1968 Boston Patriots New York Jets L 47-31

Chestnut Hill, MA Alumni Stadium 10/15/1967 Boston Patriots Miami Dolphins W 41-10

Chestnut Hill, MA Alumni Stadium 9/27/1964 Boston Patriots New York Jets W 26-10

Denver, CO Denver U. Stadium 9/7/63 Sat Denver Broncos Kansas City Chiefs L 59-7

Chestnut Hill, MA Alumni Stadium 9/8/1963 Boston Patriots New York Jets W 38-14

Denver, CO Denver U. Stadium 9/7/62 Fri Denver Broncos San Diego Chargers W 30-21

Boston, MA Harvard Stadium 9/16/1962 Boston Patriots Houston Oilers W 34-21

Pittsburgh, PA Pitt Stadium 9/24/1961 Pittsburgh Steelers New York Giants L 17-14

Pittsburgh, PA Pitt Stadium 10/9/1960 Pittsburgh Steelers New York Giants L 19-17

Buffalo, NY War Memorial Stadium 9/28/1958 Chicago Cardinals New York Giants L 37-7

Philadelphia, PA Phila. Municipal Stadium 1954 9/26/1954 Philadelphia Eagles Cleveland Browns W 28-10

Akron, OH Rubber Bowl 11/27/52 Thu Dallas Texans Chicago Bears W 27-23

There's a more complete list at http://www.footballgeography.com/nfl-games-played-at-neutral-sites/, though it hasn't been updated in a few years. It also has neutral exhibitions at http://www.footballgeography.com/nfl-exhibition-games-played-at-neutral-sites/

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