NFL to host veryfirst regular-season videogame in Spain at Real Madrid arena in 2025

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The NFL is headed to Spain in 2025 for the veryfirst regular-season videogame ever in that nation.

The league revealed Friday that its worldwide slate of videogames for the 2025 season will function a videogame at Real Madrid’s renowned Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

“We might not be more firedup to bring the finest of the NFL, the finest of our groups and star gamers to the more than 13 million enthusiastic fans in Spain and partner with one of the biggest worldwide soccer clubs in Real Madrid in a genuinely world class and ingenious arena,” stated Peter O’Reilly, the NFL’s head of worldwide affairs.

The groups that will play in that videogame will be revealed at a lateron date however O’Reilly stated the host group would mostlikely be an AFC group since groups in that conference will have an additional home videogame that season.

“There’s not a absence of interest for groups playing in Madrid with our partner Real Madrid,” O’Reilly stated.

The NFL hasactually been broadening its global existence in current years with owners ballot in December to license the league to host 8 videogames worldwide each season.

In 2024, the NFL will have 3 videogames in London — consistingof a home videogame for the Jacksonville Jaguars — along with one in Germany and the veryfirst videogame ever in Brazil.

The NFL has likewise hosted anumberof videogames in Mexico City and prepares to return there in 2026 following the World Cup that year after restorations are complete at Azteca Stadium.

O’Reilly stated the league is looking at other possible nations to host a videogame in the future, consistingof France.

Reporting by The Associated Press.

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