NFL Wants Annual Games Played in Mexico


For several years now, the NFL has been hosting regular-season games in the United Kingdom. However, eleven years ago, the first game to be played outside of the United States was in Mexico City in front of 103,000 fans. NFL’s international chief, Mark Waller, would like to play in Mexico every year from this point on.

“My goal would be similar to the U.K., where we’re able to go back at least once a year and create our piece of the Mexico City sporting calendar,” Waller said. “Mexico City has the size of NFL fan base that would rival any city in the United States. The area is 22 million people. It’s a huge and very passionate fan base.”

The Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans are set to do battle in Mexico City this Monday night.

Source: NFL

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