NFL Mexico
Danny Amendola (80) celebrates with Rob Gronkowski (87) after a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders in Mexico City Credit: Buda Mendes/Getty Images North America

The NFL’s aspirations to broaden its international influence continue as the league announced that they have agreed to play future games in Mexico City. The league and Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism have agreed on playing one regular season NFL Mexico game during the 2019, 2020, and 2021 seasons. The Current agreement lasts through the 2018 season.

Although the agreement has been announced it will be formalized at a later date, at which point representatives from both parties will sign any documents necessary.

The Ministry of Tourism cited large scale sporting events, such as the NFL games, as a crucial part of promoting tourism in Mexico.

The NFL has been kicking around the idea of expanding the league with a London based franchise for the last few years. That being said the travel schedule for a London franchise would be brutal. Should the league decide to expand with a Mexico base franchise the travel would be the equivalent of travel from the East Coast to the West Coast and vice versa.

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