The NFL will have up to 8 regular season games outside the United States starting in 2025

Sports Editorial, December 13 (EFE).- The owners of the NFL’s 32 teams have agreed that starting in the 2025 season, up to eight games each year will be played outside the United States as part of a plan to make football American Sports. Globally, Commissioner Roger Goodell made the announcement Wednesday in Dallas.

“Becoming a global sport is an important strategic priority for the league and all 32 teams. Increasing the number of international games to eight will allow us to increase our global presence and share our game with exciting new markets,” Goodell said.

The NFL has held regular season games outside the United States since 2005, the year the Azteca Stadium in Mexico hosted the duel in which the Arizona Cardinals beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in front of 103,476 spectators, an attendance record that remains outside the United States. . United States so far.

Since then, 50 international regular season matches have been played: thirty-six in London, six in Toronto, five in Mexico City, two in Frankfurt and one in Munich.

“We welcome this decision that will allow us to play more games internationally than ever before, helping us expand our global footprint and connecting our teams and athletes to new audiences,” said Joel Glazer, president of the NFL’s International Committee and owner of Tampa. pirate bay.

The decision was made at a meeting attended by the owners of the 32 NFL teams, which was held Wednesday in Dallas.

“The International Games have been a huge success, and we are excited about the opportunity to share the sport of American Football with even more fans around the world in the future,” added Joel Glazer.

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