There will be no international games for the National Football League in 2020.
Adam Schefter of ESPN said on Monday that he didn’t think any international games would happen this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Hours later and it was announced.
“After considerable analysis, we believe the decision to play all our games domestically this season is the right one for our players, our clubs, and all our fans in the US, Mexico and UK,” said NFL Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Growth Officer Christopher Halpin. “We greatly appreciate the support of our governmental and stadium partners in Mexico and the United Kingdom, who all agree with this decision, and we look forward to returning for games in both countries in the 2021 season. We also thank our incredible fans in those territories for their passionate support of the NFL. We will continue to serve them through our outstanding media partners and by being active supporters of both grassroots football and COVID-19 relief efforts in Mexico and the UK.”
The NFL had planned one game in Mexico City at Azteca Stadium, two games in London at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and two games in London at Wembley Stadium.
- The Jaguars hosting two games in London
- The Cardinals hosting a game in Mexico City
- The Dolphins hosting an international game in a yet unannounced location
- The Falcons hosting an international game in a yet unannounced location