The league and Mexico’s President-Elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador confirmed Monday the third and final game of the existing agreement between the league and nation (signed in 2016) will be played in 2019 at Estadio Azteca, per an NFL release.
This announcement comes on the heels of the league moving tonight’s game between the Chiefs and Rams to Los Angeles due to unplayable field conditions at Estadio Azteca.
NFL Moves Chiefs-Rams from Mexico City to L.A. https://t.co/7x2sZMCvDi
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) November 14, 2018
The two sides met Monday morning, according to the release.
The NFL will return to Mexico in 2019, despite the issues related to tonight’s game. The announcement: pic.twitter.com/unDsqytKWv
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 19, 2018
The date and time of the game will be determined as part of the 2019 NFL schedule release.
The league and Mexico announced a three-year agreement last year to play regular-season games in the country through 2021. Hopefully they won’t mess this up again.