The NFL has talked about the possibility of taking games to Mexico again, and it appears organizers there think they’re close to landing a handful of them.
According to a report from the Spanish news organization AS.com, an NFL official said Mexico will host five regular season games, one per season, from 2017 or 2018.
The report lacks a lot of specifics, and focuses on the fact Mexican officials have secured enough sponsorship money to satisfy the league’s demands.
“We’re taking steps in the right direction so that eventually, this platform [of sponsors] which we have reconstructed will enable us to talk directly to the NFL in New York about the possibility of staging games in Mexico” NFL Mexico director Arturo Olivé said.
Olivé offered no specifics about which stadiums the games would be played in, but said the league has already approved the series of games, adding: “It will be for five games, not three as originally proposed.”
That’s an ambitious plan, fitting with the league’s efforts at expanding into Germany and Brazil as well.