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NFL Announces It Will Play A Regular Season Game In Brazil In 2024



The NFL announced Wednesday that it will play a regular season game in Brazil in 2024, the first ever in South America.
The Corinthians Arena in São Paulo was selected for the latest expansion of the NFL’s international growth plan, aiming to reach fans globally.
Bringing the NFL to new continents, countries and cities around the world is a critical element of our plan to continue to grow the game globally, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. Brazil has established itself as a key market for the NFL, and we are excited to be playing in Brazil and São Paulo for the first time in 2024. We look forward to working with the city of São Paulo, SP Turis and Corinthians Arena to deliver a world-class game day experience for this passionate and growing fan base.
The Corinthians Arena, which seats nearly 50,000, is home to Brazilian soccer team the Sport Club Corinthians, and hosted the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
A date has not been set for the São Paulo game, but it will be one of five regular season games played abroad next year, the NFL said.
Three games will be played in London: two at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with the third set to be a Jacksonville Jaguars home game played at Wembley Stadium. The fifth will be played in Germany for a third consecutive year at Allianz Arena in Munich.
The National Football League’s decision to bring a regular season game to São Paulo is significant and exciting for the city, consolidating São Paulo and Brazil at the center of the global sporting stage, said São Paulo Mayor Ricardo Nunes. Through our hard work, we will now be able to welcome the NFL to our city, hosting this historic game that will have a positive impact on tourism, employment and the city’s economy.
Teams selected to play international games will be announced in early 2024, with dates and kickoff times confirmed later when the full 2024 season schedule is released.
TMX contributed to this article.