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    Raiders and Texans will play in Mexico City

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-...o-city-in-2016


    The NFL's International Series is expected to head south of the border next season. According to the Houston Chronicle, the Raiders' home game against the Texans in 2016 will likely be played in Mexico City.

    The fact that the Raiders agreed to move a home game outside the country isn't that shocking. The team currently doesn't have a stadium lease in Oakland, which means they technically don't even have a home stadium right now, so giving up a home game isn't exactly a surprising move for the Raiders.
    On the NFL's end, putting a game in Mexico makes a lot of sense. The last time the league held a game in Mexico City, it was a huge hit. The 49ers and Cardinals played in Mexico in 2005, and the two teams ended up setting an all-time NFL attendance record of 103,467. That regular-season record stood until 2009, when the Cowboys and Giants drew 105,121 people to a game in Dallas.
    On Houston's end, the Texans had been hoping to be a part of the NFL's return to Mexico. During the 2015 season, Texans president Jamey Rootes visited Mexico City and after the trip, he immediately expressed an interest in having the Texans play a game there.
    "We've always expressed that we have an interest in participating internationally as a road team (and), we've made it clear that we were most interested in doing that in Mexico," Rootes said. "It's an amazing opportunity for teams and the league. Mexico City is a logical choice for a team like the Texans. We'd be a great ambassador for the league."
    If the game in Mexico City happens, don't be surprised if the NFL eventually moves a regular season game to Germany.
    Back in May, Mark Waller, the executive vice president of NFL international, said that the league was hoping to put a regular season game in both Mexico and Germany by 2017.

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    so raiders will have home game in mexico lol

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    Trump putting up wall.

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    Surprised the NFL isn't playing a game in Japan next year. Pretty soon every team will have at least one game in a foreign country every season. Who cares if the season ticket holders bitch? They'll turn it into a travel package, go on vacation with your team! Its all about the $$$

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    At his Super Bowl LI press conference Wednesday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed that the Patriots and Raiders will play a regular-season game in Mexico City next season. Back in mid-December, ESPN's John Sutcliffe first reported the news. As NFL.com noted in its release, the exact date and time of the game will be released when the NFL schedule is announced this offseason.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/ra...17-nfl-season/

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    well no matter which team was at home, itd look like mexico city

    might as well send the extra cash to mexico

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    Didn't they play there this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chico2663 View Post
    Didn't they play there this year?
    I just read first sentence...fukk yea it says 2016

    what a goddamn assclown OP is

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    Sorry guys. Rejuvenated a thread from last year. Just trying to show that the Raiders are giving up another home game in 2017.

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    wait thread started feb 4 of last year

    klc is the bastard here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr KLC View Post
    ...Just trying to show that the Raiders are giving up another home game in 2017.
    At this point even though the Raiders will likely play in Oakland for 2017 and 2018, they've already "divorced" from the city.

    Unfortunately, Mexico City is as close to home game as the Raiders are going to get.
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    Gonna have to get over the Trump wall first.. Better relocate and reschedule that game...

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