The NFL will play a regular-season game in Madrid in 2025, the league announced Friday.
Spain’s capital city is the first new market to be confirmed for the 2025 International Games. Madrid will become the fourth European city to host a regular-season contest, joining London, Frankfurt (Germany) and Munich (Germany).
The game will be played at the iconic Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, home to Spanish soccer club Real Madrid C.F.
“Playing a game in Madrid in 2025 highlights the continued expansion of the league’s global footprint and the accelerated ambitions to take our game to more fans around the world,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said. “We are proud to partner with Real Madrid C.F., a global brand, together with the City of Madrid and Comunidad de Madrid, to bring a spectacular regular season game to Spain at the world-class Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.”
Sao Paulo, Brazil, will host the first NFL regular-season game in South America during the upcoming season. The Philadelphia Eagles will face a yet-to-be determined opponent in Week 1 on Friday, Sept. 6.