What happened to the Azteca Stadium redesign and the NFL’s plans in Mexico?

The NFL has ruled out his visit to Mexico in 2023 Under the argument that the Azteca Stadium will not be available due to an operation Redesign to be introduced for the 2026 World Cup, Which will be organized by Mexico, the United States and Canada, but so far there is no date for the closure of the property, although it was said that this will happen at the beginning of 2023.

When will the Azteca stadium be redesigned?

It was Roger Goodell, the NFL commissioner The NFL’s 2023 visit has been ruled out And he hinted that in 2024, Mexico will not be part of the international games calendar either, It didn’t start working In fact Estadio Azteca will continue to operate normally at the start of the 2023 inaugural season of Liga MXaccording to Santiago Baños, Sports America President.

And the manager of the team that plays at home at Estadio Azteca, in April 2023, indicated that he had not received any information about the closure of the stadium. I am not responsible for making the decision. To this day we continue to play in Azteca and the upcoming tournament as well… those responsible for Aztec Stadium They will have to declare the following”Santiago Baños said.

So will there be an NFL game in Mexico in 2023?

We will know for sure On Wednesday, May 10, that’s when the NFL officially announces the international games that will take place during the 2023 regular season, although this is not the time for excitement and that still the president of the Mexican Football Federation, Yon de Luisa, made it clear in October 2022 that The official announcement of Azteca’s redesign It will be released in mid-2023and this is already just.

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Good with ESPN, The redesign plan will be gradual by departments, So the property continues to work for the soccer matches of the América and Cruz Azul teams, however This does not guarantee that the NFL will returnwhich are usually of high quality standards and an example of this is the case of 2018, when it was canceled due to the unsuitable condition of the turf.

When will the rebuild take place?

It should be remembered that although the NFL’s regular season begins in September, its visit to Mexico occurs historically In the third week of November. Will we have a clear picture of the redesign plans for those dates?

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