NFL announces its 2019 international games; Steelers not on the list
No need for passports in 2019 for the Pittsburgh Steelers or their fans.
The NFL on Monday announced its international schedule for the upcoming season, and the Steelers aren’t part of any of the five games to be played outside the United States.
Although dates were not part of the announcement, the league says the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers will play a game at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City and that the United Kingdom will host four regular-season games.
The four games in London will involve the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the Carolina Panthers, the Chicago Bears vs. the Oakland Raiders, the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals and the Jacksonville Jaguars against the Houston Texans.
The Buccaneers, Raiders, Rams and Jaguars are the designated home teams for those games; two will be at Wembley Stadium and two at Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium. The venues for each of the four games — as well as the dates for all games — will be announced with the release of the entire NFL schedule in April.
The Steelers were widely speculated (and even erroneously reported) to be slated to play in the game in Mexico. The 2018 game originally scheduled for Mexico was moved to Los Angeles after concerns about the quality of the playing surface at Azteca Stadium.
The Steelers most recently played an international game in 2013, against the Minnesota Vikings in London.
Chris Adamski is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris at email@example.com or via Twitter @C_AdamskiTrib.
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