NFL evaluating Azteca Stadium for potential '16 game

The NFL's desire to expand the International Series to Mexico City continues in earnest.

NFL Media's Albert Breer reported this week in his NFL notebook that the league will send a contingent to Mexico City for further evaluations of Azteca Stadium -- the second time the NFL has done so in a three-week span.

The stadium was the site of a successful 2005 tilt between the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals -- drawing an attendance of 103,467.

One source told Breer the NFL is "continuing to look for solutions" that will allow a 2016 game to be played in Mexico City.

Among the issues that have yet to be resolved: 1) the locker room situation; 2) the amount of space for the broadcasting network to set up; 3) the technical infrastructure that would allow things like coach-to-quarterback communication.

The NFL's persistent prodding of Azteca Stadium indicates its desire to stage a game in Mexico City in 2016. Whether the league believes it can make the logistics work in the renovated 49-year-old stadium remains an unanswered question for now.

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