The NFL continues with its plan to globalize the sport and for this, American football returns to Mexico, after this international date was suspended in 2020 and 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Next, we tell you everything you need to know about this duel.
The meeting was scheduled by the league for Week 11 and will take place within the framework of the popular Monday night game: Monday Night Football (MNF). They will face arizona cardinals and the San Francisco 49ersin what will be an NFC West divisional clash.
It will be played from 8:15 pm (US Eastern Time) and 7:15 pm local time. As is tradition, it will be at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.
Since the first game of the NFL regular season was played in Mexico in 2005, a total of four games have been held, all of them at the Azteca Stadium, thanks to its enormous fan capacity.
Similar to what other US leagues have done, the main reason for the NFL to hold games in Mexico is to grow football fans outside of the United States and make the sport a much more global phenomenon. At the moment there are no plans to change this tradition and at least one official game will continue to be developed in Mexico in each campaign.
On July 29, the official sale of tickets for this meeting to be held on August 18 was announced, with costs between 990 pesos ($46.5) and 9,000 pesos ($465.4) from the official page of Ticketmaster Mexico. No sales are made at physical box offices or by phone, only through digital media.
As it is a Monday Night Football game, the transmission will be carried out in parallel through ESPN and ABC, as the owners of the rights for these prime-time games. Via streaming, the ESPN+ services will be available and also the NFL GamePass.
In Mexico, the meeting will go exclusively on the ESPN signal for television, since similarly to what happens in the United States, the Disney network is the owner of American football broadcasts at night. To see them through the Internet, the Star+ service will be available and also the NFL GamePass.
For the rest of Latin America, ESPN is the network that has the exclusivity of television broadcasting. Its Star+ streaming service has coverage for a large part of the 2022-23 campaign, so it will be in charge of this live meeting, in addition to counting the subscription of the NFL Games Pass as an alternative.
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