The Green Bay Packers take on the Philadelphia Eagles in the first NFL game in Brazil

The Green Bay Packers will face the Philadelphia Eagles in their first regular season game in South America this season in a Week 1 matchup in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the NFL announced today.

The game, on Friday, Sept. 6, opens the season for the Packers and marks Green Bay's second international regular-season appearance, following the team's 2022 appearance at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.

“We are a part of this historic matchup against the Eagles in Sao Paulo,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “We are excited to play in front of our dedicated fans in Brazil and help build the international popularity of the NFL and the Packers. It was a great experience playing internationally for the first time a few years ago and we are proud to be a part of the league's continued global growth.”

First announced in December, the match will take place at the Corinthians Arena. Hosted both the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. It was the first time in more than 50 years (Cardinals at Rams, September 18, 1970) that the NFL played a Friday night game on opening weekend.

“As global growth continues to be an important and strategic priority for the NFL and its 32 clubs, we are excited to host the Green Bay Packers against the Philadelphia Eagles in our first game in South America,” said Gerrit Meyer, NFL. Managing Director and International Head. “With more than 35 million passionate fans in Brazil, Friday night's 2024 regular-season opener in São Paulo will bring incredible energy – marking a historic moment for our sport internationally.”

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The matchup will be considered a road game for the Packers since the Eagles were assigned to host the game. Because visiting teams typically do not receive ticket allocations for season ticket holders, Tickets for the game are not currently available for purchase through the Packers. Ticket packages are available through the NFL's official hospitality partner on location. https://onlocationexp.com/packersbrazil. If Packers season ticket holders have the opportunity to purchase tickets through the group, the Packers will share details when they become available. Sign up to receive news and ticket information from the NFL about the 2024 Sao Paulo game Here.

The NFL recently announced that Peacock (NBCUniversal) has acquired the rights to exclusively stream the game. In keeping with long-standing NFL policy, the game will be available on free-to-air television in competitors' local markets and on mobile devices with NFL+.

Along with the game in South America, the NFL has played a game (preseason or regular season) on five of the seven continents around the world. Prior to the Packers' trip to London in 2022, the team had played internationally three times before: Toronto in 1997, Tokyo in 1998 and Winnipeg in 2019. The Brazil game is part of the 2024 NFL International Games. Four games previously announced to take place in Europe. To learn more about 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 regular-season home game at Lambeau Field.

As previously announced, the Colt Pack will play its ninth regular season game this year, the first of its nine games at Lambeau Field. Green Package season ticket holders will receive their regular allotment of regular season games (six) plus a regular season game for the year. The next time Lambeau Field hosts the ninth game, the Green Pack will get the ninth game and the Gold Pack will get the preseason game. More information on the 17-game NFL schedule and how the international schedule affects season ticket holders is available at packers.com/tickets.

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