NEW YORK – The NFL is preparing to announce its 2020 regular season schedule and one news item has surfaced. NFL International Series games scheduled to be played in London and Mexico City will be staged domestically instead.
The NFL confirmed Monday that games would not be played internationally, a decision the league said was made “after consultation with our clubs, national and local governments, the NFL Players Association, medical authorities and international stadium partners.”
“We thank our incredible fans in those territories for their passionate support of the NFL,” NFL executive vice president Christopher Halpin said in a statement.
“We will continue to serve them through our outstanding media partners and by being active supporters of both grassroots football and COVID-19 relief efforts in Mexico and the UK. We look forward to returning for games in both countries in the 2021 season.”
The Jacksonville Jaguars were scheduled for consecutive games in London and other games were to include the Atlanta Falcons and Miami Dolphins.