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NFL to Broadcast, Play in Mexico


The U.S. National Football League is gaining exposure in Mexico. The league's NFL Network agreed to a multiyear television deal on Thursday with Sky Mexico. The country's largest pay-TV service will show NFL Network programming beginning May 1. Sky Mexico serves over one million subscribers.

The NFL will play its first regular-season game outside the United States on October 2 when the Arizona Cardinals play the San Francisco 49ers in Mexico City. Arizona has one of the lowest attendance levels in the league. The NFL is seeking new fans in Mexico as it tries to build global interest in American-style professional football.

The game will be played at Azteca Stadium, where an NFL record 112,376 fans attended a pre-season game in 1994.

Some information for this story provided by AP.

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