The 2017 Patriots-Raiders game will be played in Mexico City, the NFL announced on Friday.
Oakland will host New England at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on a date to be announced this spring in conjunction with the 2017 NFL Schedule release.
The Texans-Raiders game will be part of the NFL’s International Series, which also includes four football games in London in 2017. Those four games include Baltimore vs. Jacksonville, New Orleans vs. Miami, Minnesota vs. Cleveland, and Arizona vs. LA Rams.
“We have a tremendous fan base in Mexico,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “Their passion for football is inspiring, and we look forward to another memorable game in Mexico City between two great teams next season.”
A total of eight NFL games have been played in Mexico City, and only two were regular-season games. In the first regular-season game back in 2005, Arizona defeated San Francisco 31-14.
Last season, Oakland played host to Houston and won 27-20 on a Monday night. It was the first-ever Monday Night Football game to be played outside of the United States.