The NFL announced Wednesday that the Rams will host the Chiefs in a game that will be played in Mexico during the 2018 season.
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This will be the fourth international game confirmed for the 2018 season with the other three being placed in London.
“Over the past two seasons, we have seen the extraordinary passion that exists for NFL football in Mexico,” commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “We are excited for another memorable event at Estadio Azteca as the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs head to Mexico City in 2018.”
“Southern California and Mexico share strong historic and cultural ties and this game will provide an opportunity to celebrate the special connection between these two regions,” Rams owner Stanley Kroenke said. “It is great to be participating in the NFL’s international games again and working with the league to grow the game abroad. Mexico has one of the largest NFL fan bases in the world and we are excited to bring Rams football to the millions of fans there.”
“We are thrilled to be a part of the NFL’s international initiatives once again, and we are excited to face the Rams at historic Estadio Azteca this fall,” said Chiefs owner Clark Hunt. “The support for the NFL in Mexico has grown significantly since our initial trip in 1996. We look forward to returning to Mexico and connecting with a new generation of fans this season.”