The NFL won’t play in Mexico this season, but there’s hope for next year.
The league on Monday announced that the third game of the existing agreement signed in 2016 will be played at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City in 2019.
The confirmation comes after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Mexico’s president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador met earlier Monday.
The date, time and teams have yet to be determined but are expected to be announced in the spring.
This year’s meeting between the Chiefs and Rams was moved from Mexico City to Los Angeles in the wake of concerns about the state of the playing surface at Estadio Azteca.
It had been reported that a Shakira concert at the venue Oct. 11 “left the grass surface in significant disrepair” and several unidentified players threatened to skip the game if the issue wasn’t addressed.
The Rams will host the Chiefs at 8:20 p.m. ET Monday at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum.