Super Bowl champions New England Patriots will play the Oakland Raiders in an regular season NFL game in Mexico City in 2017, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodall has confirmed.
The date and time of the game will be determined in conjunction with the release of the NFL schedule this spring. The game in Mexico is the fifth international game confirmed for 2017, adding to the four previously announced games in London. Goodall called it a testament to the NFL’s increased commitment to growing the game beyond the borders of the United States.
“We have a tremendous fan base in Mexico,” Goodell said. “Their passion for football is inspiring, and we look forward to another memorable game in Mexico City between two great teams next season.”
The Raiders will play in Mexico for the second consecutive season after earning a 27-20 win over the Houston Texans on November 21 before a sellout crowd of 76,473 in the first-ever Monday Night Football game played outside of the United States.
This will be the Patriots’ first-ever game on Mexican soil.