The NFL will play a regular season game in Madrid, Spain in 2025, as the NFL prioritizes global growth and expands the International Games to new cities and markets around the world.

The first regular season game in Spain will be played at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, home to Real Madrid C.F.

“Playing a game in Madrid in 2025 highlights the continued expansion of the league's global footprint and the accelerated ambitions to take our game to more fans around the world," said Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner. “We are proud to partner with Real Madrid C.F., a global brand, together with the city of Madrid and Comunidad de Madrid, to bring a spectacular regular season game to Spain at the world-class Santiago Bernabéu Stadium."

Alongside Real Madrid C.F., the city of Madrid and the Comunidad de Madrid, the game will be delivered with the support of the Spanish Government and High Council of Sports.

Fifty regular season NFL games have been played internationally through the league's history, with London, Munich, Frankfurt, Mexico City and Toronto all hosting games to date. São Paulo, Brazil will stage a game in 2024 at the Corinthians Arena — home to Brazilian soccer team, SC Corinthians — the first in South America.

Madrid is the first new market to be confirmed for the 2025 International Games and will be the fourth European city to host a regular season game.

In 2023, NFL clubs voted to increase league-operated international game inventory from four to up to eight games a season beginning in 2025. Those eight league-operated international games do not include club-operated games, such as the Jaguars hosting a game at Wembley Stadium in the U.K.

In addition to the game in São Paulo, Brazil, four other regular season games will be played as part of the 2024 NFL International Games. London will host three — two at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and one at Wembley Stadium — and the NFL will head to Germany for a third consecutive year, returning to Allianz Arena, home of FC Bayern Munich, for one game.  

With the upcoming 2024 International Game in South America, the NFL will have played a game (preseason or regular season) in five of the seven continents around the world.

The Miami Dolphins and the Chicago Bears have international marketing rights in Spain, as part of the NFL's Global Markets Program, an initiative that grants global marketing rights to clubs in markets outside of the U.S. to build brand awareness and fandom. Twenty-one teams participate in the program and have rights across 14 markets.

Learn more about the NFL International Series.