NFL not to play in Mexico, Germany likely stop


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The National Football League (NFL) will not play a game in Mexico next season, but two games could be played in Germany.

‘NBCSports’ stated that Aztec Stadium, the stadium in Mexico City the NFL has used for four regular-season games, will not be available in 2023 because it is undergoing renovations ahead of the 2026 World Cup. But the stadium may host an NFL game again in 2024.

New York (US)-based the National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league that consists of 32 teams, divided equally between the American Football Conference and the National Football Conference.

The 87,523-capacity Aztec Stadium is a multipurpose stadium located in Mexico City, Mexico. It is the official home of football clubs Club América and Cruz Azul as well as the Mexico national football team. The stadium sits at an altitude of 2,200 m above the sea level.

‘NBCSports’ further stated that Mexico’s loss could be Germany’s gain. Peter O’Reilly, the NFL’s Executive Vice-President for Club Business and League Events, told newsmen that the league may play two games in Germany in 2023. The NFL played its first regular-season game in Germany this year in Munich, and a game had already been planned for next year in Frankfurt. But now it’s possible that Germany could get two games next year.

The league is also planning three games in London next season, for a total of five international games, the same as it had this season.

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