The NFL currently plays two games a season in London, but they could soon be expanding their international efforts.
According to a report from Spanish news website AS.com, the NFL is looking to host five games in Mexico beginning in either 2017 or 2018. The goal would be to play one game per season. AS.com’s report cites an NFL official.
“We’re taking steps in the right direction so that eventually, this platform [of sponsors] which we have reconstructed will enable us to talk directly to the NFL in New York about the possibility of staging games in Mexico” NFL Mexico director Arturo Olivé said.
“It will be for five games, not three as originally proposed.”
There is no word on what stadium could play host to any NFL games if the report proves to be true, but the iconic Estadio Azteca — which seats more than 95,000 people — would certainly be intriguing for the league.
It will be interesting to see how the story continues to develop, but the league has not been shy about their efforts to expand internationally so this would just be the latest step.
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