The Houston Texans and Oakland Raiders are set to play in Mexico City on Monday Night Football, November 21st. This will be the first time a regular season game is played in Mexico at Estadio Azteca, and the game is garnering attention from local fans, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport says that 100,000 people have registered to buy up to four game tickets each to attend the Monday Night game, which points to attendance of 100,000 fans to potentially attend the event, a record for attendance for any Texans team to play in front of.
With two logistically close teams in the Raiders and Texans, the interest is high but, more importantly, it shows the demand for a product like the NFL offers in Mexico. There will be four games this season played outside the United States and they kick off with the game in Mexico City.
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