As part of the NFL’s International Series, the 49ers will travel to Mexico City on Monday Night Football this season to take on the Cardinals.
There was some anticipation that the San Francisco 49ers would be one of the teams the NFL would send outside the United States this season as part of its International Series initiative.
It turns out that speculation is true and the Niners will travel to Mexico City this season to face the Arizona Cardinals, the league announced Wednesday morning.
From this press release:
The NFL will return to Mexico City on November 21 with Monday night football. The Estadio Azteca will host a game between NFC West rivals the San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals in a rematch of the NFL’s first regular season game played outside the United States. United. In 2005, teams played at the Estadio Azteca with 103,467 fans in attendance, the eighth-largest crowd in NFL history.
When will the 49ers face the Cardinals in Mexico City?
The NFL has scheduled this NFC West game between San Francisco and Arizona for Monday, November 21, 2022.
It will be featured on Monday night football for week 11 of the regular season.
Kickoff will be at 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Where is Azteca Stadium?
Estadio Azteca is located in Mexico City, Mexico, and the address is Calz. of Tlalpan 3465, Sta. Ursula Coapa, Coyoacan, 04650 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Is the game in Mexico a home game or an away game for the 49ers?
The 49ers will actually be classified as a road team when they face the Cardinals, even if it’s at a neutral site.
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This is a big advantage for the Niners, as they won’t be going to an opponent’s “home turf” per se. And with the league instituting Game 17 last season, with teams alternating between an additional home and away game each year, San Francisco will have nine games at Levi’s Stadium in 2022, seven U.S.-based games on the road. and this international match in Mexico City. .
What other international games are on the NFL’s schedule for 2022?
The 49ers and Cardinals are just two of 10 teams that will travel outside the United States for the NFL International Series.
In addition to the Niners and Cards in Mexico City, you can catch these other international matches this season:
- Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints: Sunday, October 2 (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, UK)
- New York Giants vs. Green Bay Packers: Sunday, October 9 (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, UK)
- Denver Broncos vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: Sunday, October 30 (Wembley Stadium, London, UK)
- Seattle Seahawks vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Sunday, November 13 (Allianz Arena – Home of FC Bayern Munich, Munich, Germany)