10 Years After the NFL's ancient Mexican Debut, the League Hasn't Forgotten
Ten years ago this month, at Estadio Azteca in Mexico city, the NFL performed its first-ever ordinary-season sport out of doors of the us.
considering that then, the league has taken 20 games overseas (18 regular season,
two preseason) and will play its 21st international sport in a ten-12 months span when the Buffalo bills take on the Jacksonville Jaguars later this month at Wembley Stadium in London.
13 of these games have taken area in the united kingdom, 8 in Toronto and, interestingly, 0 in Mexico.
it's curious due to the fact a recent take a look at from global internet Index determined that Mexico had more NFL fans than any united states outside of the us,
and because with the aid of all measures that Oct. 2, 2005, Mexican tilt between the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals changed into a huge achievement.
At a sports cathedral that had hosted the likes of Pelé, Diego Maradona and Pope John Paul II,
a then-NFL-document crowd of 103,467 rabid lovers spent about six hours enthusiastically helping two lousy teams that might win a combined 9 video games that complete season.
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