NFL says report of regular-season games in Mexico is “premature”

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This morning’s Spanish report about the NFL agreeing to play five regular-season games in Mexico was short on details.

There seems to be a reason for that — as the league says they haven’t agreed to anything.

NFL spokesman Michael Signora tells PFT that the report in AS.com was at least “premature.”

“We are pleased with the growth in fan demand and the increased partner support we have enjoyed in recent years,” Signora said. “With this in mind, we are actively assessing the opportunity to play games in Mexico. We have visited several stadiums in recent months, and are analyzing what needs to be done to bring games to Mexico.

“It is premature to comment specifically as to when this will happen, let alone how many, if any, games might be played.”

While the league is clearly eyeballing Mexico as a future host site (along with Germany and Brazil), the fact there’s no consensus on which stadium the games might be played in was a clear sign this plan wasn’t as far along as some suggested.