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Raiders to Host Patriots in Mexico City November 19
BanderasNews.com

The NFL will soon be returning to Mexico. The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will travel to Mexico City in November to play the Oakland Raiders at Estadio Azteca on the 19th, the National Football League said Thursday when it released the new season's schedule.

NAFTA World Cup? Just the Thing to Improve Relations
Arturo Sarukhan - LA Times

For Mexico, the U.S. and Canada, a joint bid for the 2026 World Cup would be about more than just soccer. It would be about shifting mutual perceptions first and foremost, about the three nations becoming better neighbors, and about creating a sense of common purpose.

Get Ready for the 28th International Sports Classic
BanderasNews.com

Every May, just when it seems the high season is winding down, hot and heavy sporting events fire up competitive spirits at the Puerto Vallarta International Sports Classic. This year's competitons will be held from May 5-7, and everyone is invited to come out and watch the games - for Free!

8th Annual Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival in Bucerías
Marie Callan

Kitesurfers from all over Mexico are ready to hit the beaches of Riviera Nayarit as they prepare for 3 days of spectacular kitesurfing during the 2017 Festival del Viento. Competitions are scheduled to take place on the waters between Bucerias and La Cruz de Huanacaxtle May 19-21.

Vallarta Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program Fundraiser
vallartayachtclub.org

The Vallarta Yacht Club will hold it's Semi-Annual Fundraiser for Banderas Bay's only Junior sailing program on Saturday, April 29th at the Vallarta Yacht Club in Nuevo Vallarta's Paradise Village. You'll enjoy a 3 course dinner, raffles, live and silent auctions - all for a good cause!

Riviera Nayarit Aguas Abiertas Nado Seguro 3-5K Tournament
Jorge Jiménez

On April 1, 2017, more than 700 swimmers from across the country will gather at La Cruz de Huanacaxtle for a competition to win the Riviera Nayarit 2017 Nado Seguro (Open Water Safe Swim tournament) that will test their strength at swimming distances of 3 and 5 kilometers.

3rd Edition of Bike Fest Guayabitos, March 17-19
Riviera Nayarit CVB

The third edition of Bike Fest Guayabitos kicks off today, Friday, March 17th, in the Riviera Nayarit, offering cycling enthusiasts 3 days of bike rides and cycling competitions, talks on bicycles as a means of transportation, exhibitions, food, music, and contests.

2nd Roxy Fitness Run+SUP+Yoga Event in Nuevo Vallarta
Banderas News Team

Roxy Fitness, an exclusive event for women who like the sporting life, returns to the Riviera Nayarit on March 19. Set to take place on the beach at the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta in Nuevo Vallarta, this sporting event combines yoga, running and SUP and will put participants' abilities to the test.

Mexico–US Relations Shine at Vallarta College Challenge
Philip Dingman

Whether it's the BYU Cougars cracking the top-25 against Oklahoma State under the lights of a bleacher-filled baseball diamond, or local students competing in Olimpiada competitions, the Estadio Municipal de Puerto Vallarta fosters community relationships – locally and internationally.

Club de Golf Chapultepec Hosts World Golf Championships
USA Today

Last year, PGA Tour officials announced the World Golf Championship would relocate from Trump National Doral Miami, where it had been held since 1962. This week, the top 50 golfers in the world are set to tee it up at the Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City for the WGC-Mexico.

Tourism Board Announces Down Puerto Vallarta 2017
Gustavo Rivas-Solís

Puerto Vallarta's majestic Sierra Madre, blue Bay of Banderas and iconic Malecón will provide the perfect background of mountain-meets-sea for the first edition of the urban bicycle race, Down Puerto Vallarta 2017, taking place from April 30 to May 1st.

VYC Hosts WesMex International Small Boat Regatta
Richard Williams

Vallarta Yacht Club is gearing up for the International WesMex Regatta 2017. Set for March 10-12, the event typically attracts around 300 competitors from all over the world, and this year it has again been selected as one of 5 National Qualifier Regattas for all of Mexico.

Ready, Set, Go! 2017 Sporting Events in Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust

The director of the Office of Conventions and Visitors, Miguel Andrés Hernández Arteaga, recently reported that, with the goal of strengthening the destination's reputation as a paradise for sports tourism, 16 sporting events have been scheduled to be held in Puerto Vallarta this year.

Raiders to Host Patriots in Mexico City Next Season
NFL.com

According to Commissioner Roger Goodell, the NFL will return to Mexico City when the Oakland Raiders host the New England Patriots at Estadio Azteca next season. The date and time of the game will be determined in conjunction with the release of the NFL schedule this spring.

Watch the Avocados From Mexico Super Bowl Teaser
adage.com

Culminating its association with football, Avocados From Mexico will be making a repeat appearance at the Super Bowl with a 30-second commercial set to run during the first break of the Big Game. This year AFM is tackling a nutritious message that will entertain and delight fans.

NBA Exploring Possible Mexico-Based Franchise
inquirer.net

Marking the 25th anniversary of the first ever games played in Mexico, NBA commissioner Adam Silver promised Mexican fans to expect even more contests in Latin America and even hinted at the possibility of adding a franchise, as well as a Development League team in the country.

First 3K and 10K Green Race in The Riviera Nayarit
Jorge Jiménez

The very first Riviera Nayarit 3K and 10K Green Race will be run on January 15th. Event proceeds will go to the Lion's Club Ecological Campaign, which encourages caring for the environment through reforestation campaigns, beach cleanups and the creation of urban gardens.

6th International Charro Championship at Arena Vallarta
María Francesca

From February 1-5 the best Charro teams from Mexico and the U.S. will gather at Arena Vallarta to compete in the 'Grand Premio 2017' Charro Championship. With daily competitions and traditional events, this a perfect way to experience the real Mexico.

Avocados From Mexico Chalk Up a Win with 'Guac Nation'
Produce News

Avocados From Mexico and Old El Paso have teamed up for a third time to make the Super Bowl one for the guacamole consumption record books with 'Guac Nation.' Utilizing social media, the program will promote avocado consumption and offer a chance to win a variety of prizes.

V International Beach Polo Cup in The Riviera Nayarit
Jorge Jiménez

The V International Polo Cup in the Riviera Nayarit will take place December 17th & 18th on the beach at Flamingos Elite Residences. Players from Guadalajara, Mexico City, Queretaro, San Miguel de Allende, Valle de Bravo, Argentina and Europe will compete in this year's tournament.

Toys for Tots Vallarta Fundraisers This Weekend
Jerry Lafferty

The Toys for Tots December fundraisers are always among the most popular seasonal events in Puerto Vallarta. This year, the Golf Scramble will be played on December 10th at Vista Vallarta course, and the Gala Dinner Dance will be held on the 11th at CasaMagna Marriott Resort.

II Riviera Nayarit Gran Fondo Bicycle Challenge
Banderas News Team

Open to cyclists aged 18 or older, the II Gran Fondo Riviera Nayarit is set to take place December 3 and 4, 2016, offering challenging roads and incredible landscapes on a route that will cross through the towns of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Punta de Mita, Higuera Blanca & Sayulita.

NFL's Return to Mexico Leaves Fans Wanting More
Wall Street Journal

Last Monday night, more than 76,000 fans - decked out in football jerseys and sombreros - poured into Mexico's most famous sports venue, the Estadio Azteca, to watch quarterback Derek Carr lead the Oakland Raiders to a dramatic 27-20 home victory over the Houston Texans.

Greg Norman Golf Course Opens at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta
WorldGolf.com

Vidanta Golf is celebrating the opening of the Greg Norman Signature Course in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. Playability and enjoyment were key in the design process for this 18 hole par 73 that is as challenging from the championship tees as it is forgiving from the forward tees.

NFL Monday Night Football Coming to Mexico City
Houston Chronicle

The Oakland Raiders will host the Houston Texans at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on November 21, marking the first time Monday Night Football will be played outside the US. The NFL is hoping to grow their brand in Mexico where the most popular sport is overwhelmingly soccer.

US and Mexico Soccer Players Make Statement of Unity
The Washington Post

Before Friday's World Cup qualifier in Columbus, Ohio, players from both sides came together to make a statement of unity. After each side had posed for its team photo, another photo was taken, featuring the on-field antagonists putting their arms around each others' shoulders.

Hook the Cure Reels in $565,000 USD for Cystic Fibrosis
Gary Green

Puerto Vallarta was a dream destination for the 11th annual Hook the Cure weekend. It was a star-studded event, but its chief purpose was for a greater cause... a cause that garnered a bevy of support from people coast-to-coast and netted $565,000 USD for Cystic Fibrosis.


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