February 5, 2024   2 MIN READ

Eagles To Open ’24 Season In Brazil

Birds Will Be Home Team In Sao Paulo On Sept. 6


The first NFL game of the 2024 season will also be the first NFL game played in Brazil – and the Eagles will participate in it as the home team.

The team announced Monday night that it will open 2024 in the South American country at Arena Corithians in Sao Paulo on Friday, Sept. 6 – opening weekend for the league and the first NFL game on Friday night of opening weekend in more than 50 years.

The stadium has a capacity of 47,252 and is home to Sport Club Corinthians Paulista soccer team. It also hosted games for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and for the 2016 Olympic soccer games.

Jeffrey Lurie

GETTY IMAGES: Jeffrey Lurie will watch his team open the 2024 season in Brazil on a Friday.

The Eagles will be the home team, which means one of their eight home games next season won’t be played at the Linc. The  league hasn’t yet announced the Eagles’ opponent for the game.

Here’s a list of the Eagles’ opponents in 2024: Cowboys, Giants, Commanders, Browns, Steelers, Falcons, Packers, and Jaguars.

“The Eagles organization is honored to have been selected to play in the first-ever National Football League game in South America,” team chairman Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement. “With the global growth of our sport being a top priority for the 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.”

Five NFL games will be played on foreign soil this season. The Jags, Bears and Vikings will each play home games in London – two at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and one at Wembley Stadium. The Panthers will play a home game in Germany, at Allianz Stadium in Munich.

– Geoff Mosher (@geoffmoshernfl) is co-host of the “Inside the Birds” podcast and staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.

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