The Raiders will play seven home games in Oakland for the second year in a row in 2017.
— NFL (@NFL) February 1, 2017
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday that the team will play a home game in Mexico City, this time against the New England Patriots.
“We have a tremendous fan base in Mexico,” 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.”
The Raiders have a considerable fan base south of the border, which was proven during their win over the Houston Texans in the 2016 season.
“The Raiders are excited to return to Estadio Azteca and represent the National Football League once again on an international stage,” said Raiders Owner Mark Davis. “We enjoyed tremendous support from the Raider Nation in Mexico in 2016 and look forward to experiencing that great passion again this year.”
The game will represent the Patriots’ first regular-season tilt in Mexico.