The 2016 Texans-Raiders game will be played in Mexico City, the NFL announced on Friday.
Oakland will host Houston at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on Monday night, November 21, 2016. The game will be televised by ESPN in the United States and Televisa and ESPN in Mexico.
The Texans-Raiders game will be part of the NFL’s International Series, which also includes three football games in London in 2016. Those three games include Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville, NY Giants vs. Los Angeles, and Washington vs. Cincinnati.
“Expanding our International Series of regular-season games to Mexico marks an important step in our continued international growth,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “We have a tremendous, passionate fan base in Mexico and we know the atmosphere on game day will be outstanding.”
A total of seven NFL games have been played in Mexico City, but only one was a regular-season games. In that game back in 2005, Arizona defeated San Francisco 31-14.
The Houston-Oakland contest in 2016 will be the first Monday Night Football game to be played outside of the United States.