The Eagles have been chosen to play in the NFL's first-ever game in Brazil in Week 1 on Friday, September 6 to kick off their 2024 regular season, Commissioner Roger Goodell announced on Monday in his annual conversation with the media prior to the Super Bowl in Las Vegas.
"Está pronto para ver os Eagles no Brasil?" (In Portuguese, "Are you ready to watch the Eagles in Brazil?")
"The Eagles organization is honored to have been selected to play in the first-ever National Football League game in South America," said Jeffrey Lurie, Philadelphia Eagles Chairman and CEO. "With the global growth of our sport being a top priority to our league, we embrace the opportunity to grow our fanbase around the world and bring Eagles football to the 38 million sports fans in Brazil. One of the world's most culturally diverse nations, Brazil is an international melting pot, and we look forward to experiencing its warm, vibrant, and welcoming environment later this year."
As part of the NFL International Series, this will be the first Friday night game on opening weekend in more than 50 years. The opponent and kickoff time will be announced at a later date closer to when the 2024 NFL schedule is revealed this spring. The contest will be played at Corinthians Arena in São Paulo, Brazil with a seating capacity of 47,252.
Home to the Brazilian soccer team SC Corinthians, the stadium was an official venue for both the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.
"This landmark first international game in South America demonstrates the ongoing expansion of our global footprint," said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. "Playing on Friday night of Week 1 is a unique way to highlight our international growth and ambitions."
This will be the second International Series Game in the regular season for the Eagles, who played in London during the 2018 campaign and defeated Jacksonville, 24-18 at Wembley Stadium. The Eagles played preseason games in Mexico City in 1978, London in 1989 and '91, and in Tokyo in 1993.
"Vamos Eagles!" ("Let's go Eagles!")
Learn to sing the Eagles Fight Song in Portuguese because, well, that's the next game in sight and it's time to learn the language as best you can because an international audience will be watching and paying attention and everyone needs to know that Eagles fans are in the house.
"The league's decision to play the game in the first week of the NFL 2024 season is a true testament to their confidence in our work as host city," said Ricardo Nunes, Mayor of São Paulo. "Having this historic spectacle on the eve of Independence Day and driving a great economic impact and job creation for São Paulo, will spotlight our city as a globally relevant destination for the world's most exciting sport and entertainment events."
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