As part of the NFL’s International Series, the 49ers will be traveling to Mexico City on Monday Night Football this season to take on the Cardinals.
There was some anticipation the San Francisco 49ers would be one of the teams the NFL would send outside of the United States this season as part of its International Series initiative.
Turns out, that speculation is true, and the Niners will be traveling to Mexico City this season to take on the Arizona Cardinals, the league has announced on Wednesday morning.
From that press release:
"The NFL will return to Mexico City on November 21 with Monday Night Football. Estadio Azteca will host a matchup between NFC West rivals San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals in a rematch of the NFL’s first regular-season game played outside the United States. In 2005, the teams played at Estadio Azteca with 103,467 fans in attendance, the eight largest crowd in NFL history."
When will 49ers play Cardinals in Mexico City?
The NFL slated this NFC West game between San Francisco and Arizona on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022.
It’ll be featured on Monday Night Football for Week 11 of the regular season.
Kickoff will be at 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Where is Estadio Azteca?
Estadio Azteca is located in Mexico City, Mexico, and the address is Calz. de Tlalpan 3465, Sta. Úrsula Coapa, Coyoacán, 04650 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Is the game in Mexico City a home game or away game for the 49ers?
The 49ers will actually be classified as the road team when they square off against the Cardinals even though it’s at a neutral site.
This is a great advantage for the Niners, as they won’t be traveling to an opponent’s “home turf,” per se. And with the league instituting a 17th game last season, teams alternating between an extra home and away game every year, San Francisco will have nine games at Levi’s Stadium in 2022, seven US-based games on the road and this international matchup in Mexico City.
What other international games are on the NFL schedule for 2022?
The 49ers and Cardinals are only two of 10 teams that’ll travel outside the US for the NFL International Series.
In addition to the Niners and Cards in Mexico City, you can catch these other international games this season:
- Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints: Sunday, Oct. 2 (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom)
- New York Giants vs. Green Bay Packers: Sunday, Oct. 9 (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom)
- Denver Broncos vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: Sunday, Oct. 30 (Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom)
- Seattle Seahawks vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Sunday, Nov. 13 (Allianz Arena – Home of FC Bayern Munich, Munich, Germany)