April 23, 2024

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Packers, Buccaneers, Cardinals, Jaguars, Saints to play international games in 2022

Packers, Buccaneers, Cardinals, Jaguars, Saints to play international games in 2022

After winning the World Championship in the 2020 season, the Buccaneers will lead the expansion of the league in Germany. Tampa Bay will host the first NFL regular season game in the country at Bayern Munich.

The Cardinals will play at Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium, where they hosted the first regular-season game outside the United States in 2005.

“In 2005, when the Cardinals hosted the first regular season game of the NFL outside of the United States, we witnessed first-hand the exceptional support and incredible passion of our fans in Mexico,” said Cardinals owner Michael Bidwell. “We know this has increased significantly in the years since, and we are excited to be back in Mexico City and the Azteca Stadium in 2022.”

The Packers will become the 32nd NFL team to play in London since 2007, when they prepare to host a game at Tottenham Hotspur.

“We have a fantastic line-up coming to the UK and Germany this year,” said Brett Gosper, NFL President for Europe and the United Kingdom. “Having the Packers the 32nd team playing in London is very exciting for the fans and a great sign of the league’s commitment to international matches. The Saints have been a longtime UK supporter, having volunteered to be the home team for the second in the 2008 London Games, and we welcome them again .

Playing in the UK for the third time with wins in each of their previous projects, the Saints will also host at Tottenham Hotspur in London.

Jaguar, who had previously announced they would play at London’s Wembley Stadium in 2022, are set to make their ninth Premier League trip to play in England.

In 2021, as part of the NFL’s regular season increase to 17 games, it was determined that, beginning in 2022, up to four teams from the conference whose teams were eligible to participate in the ninth home game of the regular season would be recruited instead of that. To play an international game at a neutral site every year.

The opposing teams, their dates and starting dates will be announced in conjunction with the announcement of the full 2022 schedule later this year.