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Packers Will Play In Brazil

Wednesday, April 10th, 2024 -- 12:03 PM


(Packers Press Release) The NFL announced today that the Green Bay Packers will face the Philadelphia Eagles this season in a Week 1 matchup in São Paulo, Brazil, in the first-ever regular season game in South America.

The game, which will take place on Friday, Sept. 6, will kick off the season for the Packers and marks Green Bay’s second international regular-season appearance, following the team’s game in 2022 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.

“We’re looking forward to being a part of this historic matchup against the Eagles in São Paulo,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “We’re excited to play in front of our devoted fans in Brazil and help build upon the international popularity of the NFL and the Packers. We had a great experience playing internationally for the first time a couple of years ago and we’re proud to be part of the league’s continued global growth.”

First announced in December, the matchup will take place at the Corinthians Arena. The venue is home to Brazilian soccer team the SC Corinthians and hosted both the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. The game will also be the first time the NFL has played a game on Friday night of opening weekend in over 50 years (Cardinals at Rams, Sept. 18, 1970).

“As global growth continues to be a critical and strategic priority for the NFL and its 32 clubs, we are thrilled to have the Green Bay Packers playing against the Philadelphia Eagles in our first-ever game in South America,” said Gerrit Meier, NFL managing director and head of international. “With over 35 million passionate fans in Brazil, the Friday night 2024 regular season opener in São Paulo will bring an incredible energy – marking a historic moment for our sport internationally.”

The NFL also announced recently that Peacock (NBCUniversal) has secured the rights to exclusively stream the game. In keeping with a long-standing NFL policy, the game will be available on free, over-the-air broadcast television in the local markets of the competing teams as well as on mobile devices with NFL+.

With the game in South America, the NFL will have played a game (preseason or regular season) in five of the seven continents around the world. Prior to the Packers’ trip to London in 2022, the team previously played internationally during the preseason on three occasions: in Toronto in 1997, Tokyo in 1998 and Winnipeg in 2019. The game in Brazil is part of the 2024 NFL International Games, with four previously announced games taking place in Europe. For more on NFL International, visit nfl.com/international/.

The rest of the Packers 2024 schedule will be announced later this spring and will feature nine regular-season home games and one preseason home game hosted at Lambeau Field.

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