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On Sunday, just hours before the Raiders hosted the New England Patriots in Mexico City, the NFL and the Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism made an announcement of an agreement to play more NFL in Mexico.

The two said that the agreement is to play three regular-season games in Mexico from 2019 to 2021. The current agreement expires after the 2018 year.

The Ministry of Tourism highlighted the importance of high impact sporting events for the promotion of Mexico’s tourism both nationally and internationally.  This agreement is part of the strategies that are implemented within this sector to increase economic impact.   

 

These events have provided economic benefits to Mexico City and the country as well, by supporting the tourism sector and offering our country a platform to be promoted internationally within the main markets that generate tourists.

The relationship with the League has served as a platform to significantly boost the tourism industry in Mexico, with fans taking advantage of the opportunity to expand their trips and explore the country.

The decision to expand the agreement time goes hand-in-hand with the NFL expanding their game playing outside the United States. The NFL already decided to play more games in the U.K. and now with Mexico City.
In a February announcement, the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said, “We have a tremendous fan base in Mexico. Their passion for football is inspiring, and we look forward to another memorable game in Mexico City between to great teams next season.”
The schedule for the next Mexico City NFL games have not been announced yet, but who could the be, will it be the Raiders again?

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