The organizers of the American Football league, the NFL, have confirmed that Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium will host a game in 2025.
NFL owners voted in December to expand the number of international games each year from four to eight starting in 2025.
In this article we explained why it made sense that the stadium was short listed for hosting a game. New is, that Real Madrid FC and Madrid Municipality itself have partnered with the NFL.
“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 in a statement.
“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 Bernabéu Stadium.”
Peter O’Reilly, the NFL’s executive vice president of club business, international and league events, hailed the city’s culture and history.
“As we all know, this is a global city of culture, entertainment arts and definitely a city with a rich sporting history.”