Madrid’s iconic Santiago Bernabéu set to host regular season NFL game in 2025

Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabéu will host a National Football League (NFL) game in 2025, the league said on Friday, marking the first-ever regular season game played in Spain.

A total of 50 regular season NFL games have been played internationally so far, with Madrid becoming the fourth European city to host one after London, Munich and Frankfurt.

Real Madrid NFL game

"The National Football League's arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu is a major event in sport history," said Real Madrid President Florentino Perez.

"This strategic alliance... will boost our brands globally. It will be enthusiastically welcomed by millions of people on all continents, and it is an honor to embark on this journey together."

Sao Paulo will stage the first such game in South America in 2024 at the Corinthians Arena, home to Brazil's Corinthians.

In 2023, the NFL clubs voted to increase league-operated international game inventory from four to up to eight a season beginning in 2025.

(Reporting by Anita Kobylinska in Gdansk)

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