The NFL announced that it has canceled its visit to Mexico for the second year in a row, so the match scheduled for 2021 will be postponed for the following year.
In a statement, the association stated that, drawing from the current context and the COVID-19 pandemic, Azteca Stadium will be visited in 2022, with the aim of protecting the health and well-being of all concerned.
“Drawing on the current context caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, and with the aim of preserving the health and well-being of everyone, NFL Mexico announced that the match scheduled for the 2021 season at Azteca Stadium will be postponed until next year,” the association said in a statement.
Likewise, the NFL stressed that despite the vaccination campaign in Mexico and improved sanitation conditions, They still face uncertain expectations That would allow them to implement the game in 2021.
He added: “Despite the improvement in health conditions at the moment, we still face unconfirmed expectations that will allow us to guarantee the holding of the match this year and thus ensure the best experience for our fans and all those present at the stadium.”
Given the acceleration of the vaccination rate in the United States and the possibility of full stadiums in September, the Association ruled that it would not be possible to visit Mexico and They’ll wait until 2022, the Colossus of Santa rsula can reach its full potential.
“After analyzing the situation with all the parties involved in this decision, we came to the conclusion that as yet it is not certain whether we can fully enjoy a sold-out game at Azteca Stadium during the fall and related activities.” Arturo Olive, General Manager of the NFL Mexico.
The London League franchise
For its part, the League ruled that it would travel to London to play two matches at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, because conditions and dealing with the epidemic were more efficient, despite the risks of English stress.
According to The Athletic, a spokesperson for the NFL indicated that the Association had decided so “London has a much better control over the COVID pandemic” than Mexico CityTherefore, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Atlanta Falcons will visit the British capital.
With this fact, three of the patrols have already been canceled for our country, after last year it was decided not to travel to CDMX due to the epidemic; Whereas in 2018, the conditions of the Azteca Stadium made it impossible for him to visit it.