NFL: Mexico, ruled out to host a game in 2024

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The executive vice president of the NFLPeter O'Reilly, reported this Tuesday that Mexico It will not be part of the games outside the United States of the 2024 NFL season that considers Spain or Brazil as options to host a game.

“Mexico is ruled out for 2024,” said the manager.

Mexico City's Estadio Azteca, which hosted regular season games in 2005, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2022, will enter in the coming months in the process of renovation for the 2026 World Cupwhich will be the headquarters, and will not be available until 2025.

The most recent regular season game in Mexico was in November of last year. The San Francisco 49ers beat the Arizona Cardinals 38-10 in a match that had an attendance of 78,427 spectators.

The Santa Úrsula Coliseum has the attendance record for an NFL regular season game outside the United States with 103,467, it happened on October 2 of the 2005 season when the Cardinals defeated the 49ers 31-14.

O'Reilly noted that the NFL contemplates Spain or Brazil as possible hosts to have a match for the 2024 campaign.

Of the two opportunities, in Spain the options are divided between the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, home of Real Madridand the Metropolitan Stadium, home of Atlético de Madrid.

“We're spending time in those markets, building relationships and looking at the stadiums there. Brazil and Spain are two strong markets and two important markets“said O'Reilly.

Regarding Brazil, NFL executives have visited Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

London and Germany They will have five games next year, like in 2023, confirmed the league vice president.

Since the NFL plays regular season games outside the United States Mexico has had six duels, London has the most with 36 games, Munich has had one and Frankfurt two. (EFE)

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