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NFL continues to explore opportunities in Mexico

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The NFL has already made itself at home in the United Kingdom. Might they be trying to do the same in Mexico?

In response to a report from Spanish media outlet AS, which suggested the league has signed on to play one regular-season game there per year for five years starting in 2017, NFL spokesman Michael Signora had this to say:

"We are pleased with the growth in fan demand and the increased partner support we have enjoyed in recent years. With this in mind, we are actively assessing the opportunity to play games in Mexico. We have visited several stadiums in recent months, and are analyzing what needs to be done to bring games to Mexico. It is premature to comment specifically as to when this will happen, let alone how many, if any, games might be played."

Mexico has always been an obvious destination for NFL games. The last one played there, a matchup in Mexico City between the 49ers and Cardinals in 2005, set a league attendance record with more than 100,000 attendees. The atmosphere was like that of a Super Bowl.

As the league continues to search for options outside of the United States to grow the game -- Germany and Brazil, among other locations, have been mentioned -- they won't forget a gracious host that has been clamoring for more opportunities to host games all along.

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