On Friday, the NFL revealed that there might be a regular-season recreation performed in Madrid, Spain subsequent 12 months. The sport will happen at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, which is dwelling to Actual Madrid C.F. The NFL is continuous to indicate that increasing its worldwide footprint is vital. The league has held video games in London, Germany and Mexico. Up subsequent are Brazil and Spain.
“Taking part in a recreation in Madrid in 2025 highlights the continued enlargement of the league’s world footprint and the accelerated ambitions to take our recreation to extra followers around the globe,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stated in an announcement. “We’re proud to accomplice with Actual Madrid C.F., a worldwide model, along with the Metropolis of Madrid and Comunidad de Madrid, to carry a spectacular common season recreation to Spain on the world-class Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.”
The groups who might be enjoying on this particular matchup weren’t introduced on Friday, however the NFL did level out that the Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears have worldwide advertising and marketing rights in Spain as a result of NFL’s International Markets Program, so it is truthful to anticipate a kind of groups could play host in this game. The Dolphins simply performed in Frankfurt, Germany, final season, whereas the Bears held a five-day clinic final 12 months with youngsters in Barcelona and Madrid to advertise the league, per The AP.
“All people is optimistic that sooner or later there’s going to be a recreation right here in Spain sooner or later, at a while,” Gustavo Silva, the Bears’ supervisor of youth soccer and group applications, informed The Related Press. “I could not let you know any specifics, however clearly the Chicago Bears would like to be a crew that performs right here.”