The NFL is also planning future games in Brazil, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
According to the report, the league is preparing to play future overseas games in Spain and Brazil.
The NFL is targeting Madrid, Spain, to host a regular-season game in the 2024 season, according to report by Ben Austro of Footballzebras.
The report says that sources familiar with the league’s plans have indicated that the NFL is on the verge of solidifying its presence in the Spanish capital, joining a roster of international games that currently includes three contests in London and two in Frankfurt for the current season.
Germany, which hosted games in Munich last season, will once again be featured in the upcoming season, with Frankfurt maintaining its status as a host city.
Notably, games in Mexico City have been temporarily suspended to accommodate renovations at Estadio Azteca ahead of the FIFA World Cup.
Despite the impending Madrid addition, there is no indication that the NFL plans to scale back its presence in London or the Frankfurt/Munich region. It’s worth noting that one of the London games is independently managed by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Two prominent venues are under consideration for the Madrid game: Estadio Metropolitano, home to Atlético Madrid, boasting a seating capacity of 70,460 and a natural grass field; and Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, the iconic home of Real Madrid, which can accommodate 83,168 spectators and features a hybrid grass field reinforced with synthetic fibers.
The NFL UK offices have reportedly been actively scouting both sites in Madrid as they work toward a final decision.