The National Football League recently announced that the Los Angeles Chargers will host the Kansas City Chiefs in Mexico City at Estadio Azteca on November 18 at 5:15 p.m. PT. The game will be featured nationally on ESPN’s Monday Night Football.
The Chargers trip to Mexico City marks the team’s seventh game played abroad in franchise history and third to occur in the regular season.
In the first-ever NFL game played outside North America in August 1976, the Chargers faced the St. Louis Cardinals in the Mainichi Star Bowl in Tokyo, Japan. Nearly two decades passed before the team traveled abroad again.
From 1994 thru 1999, the Chargers played three preseason games as part of the NFL’s American Bowl series: August 1994 vs. New York Giants in Berlin, Germany; July 1996 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers in Tokyo, Japan; August 1999 vs. Denver Broncos in Sydney, Australia.
Nearly a decade after playing the NFL’s second-ever regular season game across the pond in London against the New Orleans Saints in 2008, last year the Chargers returned to Wembley Stadium in Week 7 of the 2018 regular season and defeated the Tennessee Titans, 20-19.
The Chargers’ game in Mexico City against Kansas City is one of five international games slated to be played during the 2019 NFL regular season. The other four contests will all take place in London – two at Wembley Stadium and two at Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium.
For more information, including how to purchase individual game tickets for Mexico City, fans can visit chargers.com/mexico. Additionally, NFL On Location – the Official Hospitality Partner of the NFL – offers fans the Ultimate Mexico City Experience with simple one-stop planning and official game tickets. For more information click HERE.