“We have a tremendous, passionate fan base in Mexico and we know the atmosphere on game day will be outstanding.” – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) February 5, 2016
NFL owners had voted last October to extend the league’s commitment to play international regular-season games through 2025, including the option to play outside the UK beginning with the 2016 season.
When Houston and Oakland clash in Mexico’s capital the Raiders will serve as the “home” team.
The NFL played its first international regular-season game in 2005 when a crowd of 103,467 saw the Arizona Cardinals beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium.
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) February 5, 2016