By TOMMY REZAC
St. Joseph Post
The NFL announced Thursday that the Kansas City Chiefs have been designated to play one of two international games in Germany during the 2023 season. The date, time and opponent for the game are being finalized and will be announced by the NFL at a later date.
“We are incredibly excited to put the Kansas City Chiefs and all of Chiefs Kingdom on the international stage with a Germany game in 2023,” Chiefs President Mark Donovan said in a statement.
“We’ve aggressively pursued this opportunity because we know how passionate German fans are about NFL football and we’re committed to the international growth of the game as well as our brand. We think we’ll be able to provide the right mix of opportunities for our existing Season Ticket Members and domestic fans while also creating unique experiences that will make this memorable for German fans as well.”
This contest will mark the third regular season international game in franchise history for Kansas City. The Chiefs previously played the Detroit Lions at London’s Wembley Stadium on November 1, 2015 and the Los Angeles Chargers at Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca on November 18, 2019, and won both of those contests.
Chiefs' chairman and CEO Clark Hunt sits on the NFL’s International Committee and served as the committee’s Chairman from 2011-18. Since 2011, the league has hosted 37 regular season games internationally, and all 32 teams have played overseas.