The NFL will play a regular-season game in Mexico City through the 2021 season, the league announced on Sunday.
The current agreement extends through the 2018 game. The NFL and Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism agreed to the extension “as part of the celebration of the NFL’s game in Mexico today” and due to achieving “…positive results in tourism and the presence of Mexico’s brand through the NFL’s previous games in Mexico.”
The games are part of the International series, which also includes several games played in London, England each season.
A total of nine NFL games have been played in Mexico City, including the game being played today between Oakland and New England. In the first regular-season game back in 2005, Arizona defeated San Francisco 31-14.
“We have a tremendous fan base in Mexico,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said earlier this year. “Their passion for football is inspiring, and we look forward to another memorable game in Mexico City between two great teams next season.”
NFL games in Mexico City are played at Estadio Azteca, the home of the professional Mexican football team Club América and the Mexico national football team. The stadium has a seating capacity of 87,000.