“Southern California and Mexico share strong historic and cultural ties and this game will provide an opportunity to celebrate the special connection between these two regions,” said Rams Owner/Chairman E. Stanley Kroenke in a statement on Wednesday. “It is great to be participating in the NFL’s international games again and working with the league to grow the game abroad.
“Mexico has one of the largest NFL fan bases in the world and we are excited to bring Rams football to the millions of fans there.”
In November, the NFL and Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism announced an agreement to play three NFL regular-season games from 2019 to 2021.
“Over the past two seasons, we have seen the extraordinary passion that exists for NFL football in Mexico,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “We are excited for another memorable event at Estadio Azteca as the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs head to Mexico City in 2018.”