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Arizona Cardinals to play 2020 home game in Mexico per report

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The Arizona Cardinals now need to pay their hosting debts.

According to ESPN, the Cardinals will be playing a 2020 game in Mexico and will be the home team.

“Good news from commissioner Roger Goodell. They have reached an agreement with Estadio Azteca. Two more years in the regular season,” he said on ESPN Mexico. “This is what we know. It won’t be New England against Miami. The information I have been able to confirm is that Arizona, the Cardinals, is going to play after 15 years again in Mexico as the home team.”

That means the Cardinals will only have seven home games in the 2020 NFL season.

This is not a new expectation for NFL teams that will host a Super Bowl, in fact this goes all the way back to 2014:

Under the new rule, teams will be required to give up one home game over a five-year period.

The Cardinals are scheduled to host Super Bowl LVII in 2023, meaning they would have had to give up a game over the next three years either way.

Too bad it wasn’t 2018.