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Rams-Chiefs Set to Play in Mexico City November 19
The Sports Xchange

Monday Night Football will feature a game played in Mexico City this coming season. The Los Angeles Rams will act as the home team when they face the Kansas City Chiefs on November 19 at Estadio Azteca. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:15 pm CT and will be televised by ESPN.

La Cruz to Host 3-5K Open Water Swimming Competition
Lorena Sonrisas

On April 21, 2018, the beach adjacent to the Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz will host the 8th Riviera Nayarit Nado Seguro 3-5K Open Water Tournament. Swimmers ages 7 to 70 will compete in categories that range from professional and masters to recreational and disabled swimmers.

Ruta Turistica Vallarta Bike Ride Hits the Road April 28
Ricardo Acerco

On May 31, 2018, Puerto Vallarta will celebrate its 100th anniversary as a municipality, which presents a unique opportunity to host some very special events. One such event is the Ruta Turistica Vallarta - Bahía de Banderas 30-100k bike ride, set to hit the road on April 28.

Vallarta to Host Association of Tennis Professionals
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust

Thanks to the efforts made by the Puerto Vallarta Trust and the Jalisco Secretary of Tourism, PV has been put on the Association of Tennis Professionals' 2018 Challenger Tour calendar. The city will be hosting the first edition of the Puerto Vallarta Open from April 30 to May 5.

Puerto Vallarta Centennial Marathon, April 15
María Francesca

Athletes from all over Mexico are putting on their running shoes in preparation for the major running competition of the year - the Puerto Vallarta Centennial Marathon - set be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018, as part of the city's 100 year anniversary celebrations.

XXVI Banderas Bay Regatta Set for March 20-24, 2018
Lorena Sonrisas

The XXVI Annual Banderas Bay Regatta is scheduled to take place March 20-24 at the Paradise Village Hotel and Marina in Nuevo Vallarta. What started out as a modest annual regatta has become the premier sailing event on Mexico's West Coast drawing 40-60 boats each year.

Barbie's New Line of Dolls Includes Lorena Ochoa
Golf Digest

In honor of International Women's Day, March 8, Mattel released a new line of Barbie dolls designed to to give young girls real role models to look up to. 7 of the 14 new 'Shero' dolls are athletes, and one of them is 27-time LPGA winner & World Golf Hall of Fame member, Lorena Ochoa.

Int'l Sailing Competition Returns to Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board

Puerto Vallarta will host the 42nd edition of the Mexican Ocean Racing Circuit, MEXORC, March 9-14 as part of the city's 100th anniversary festivities. The destination is expecting to receive about 30 ocean-type sailboats ranging from 37-70 feet, each with an average of 12 crew members.

Mexico SUP & Paddleboard Team Selection in Vallarta
Ricardo Acerco

From March 14 to 18 Puerto Vallarta will host the National Stand Up Paddle and Paddle Board Championship and Festival, which will result in the picks for the Mexican national team that will represent the country in international jousts such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Chiefs-Rams to Play in Mexico City Next Season
nfl.com

On the heels of successful games in Mexico in 2016 and 2017, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the Kansas City Chiefs will play the Los Angeles Rams at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City next season. The date and time for the game will be announced later this offseason.

Municipal Government Promotes Health & Sports in Schools
Lorena Sonrisas

The municipal government is encouraging sports activity, and consequently health, in the Puerto Vallarta school community through the 'Recreation and Health' program which, with the support of private initiatives, recently delivered sports packages to 30 primary and secondary schools.

Arena Vallarta to Host 7th Int'l Charro Championships
María Francesca

From February 1-4, 20 of the best Charro teams in Mexico and 10 from the US will gather at Arena Vallarta for the Puerto Vallarta Centennial Edition of the International Charro Championship. Between hot rodeo action and traditional events, it'll be a true Mexican celebration.

Avocados From Mexico Return to Super Bowl in 2018
AdAge

Avocados From Mexico is returning to the Super Bowl for the fourth consecutive year, continuing its effort to stick out in people's minds as they're busy sticking chips into bowls of guacamole. Mexico's avocado industry will run a 30-second spot during the February 4 game, according to reports.

VYC Announces Banderas Bay Regatta Season Schedule
Vallarta Yacht Club

The 2018 sailing season is going to be a very busy time around Banderas Bay. It all starts on January 6 with the Vallarta Cup Series, with races every Saturday throughout the month, the 'Tenacita Cruise Out' in February and the WesMex International Small Boat Regatta in March.

Oscar Valdez, Jessie Magdaleno to Train in Guadalajara
Boxing Scene

World champions Oscar Valdez and Jessie Magdaleno are on pace to move their training camps to Guadalajara, Jalisco, and must report on January 7 to begin serious training for their respective commitments, according to their mutual manager Frank Espinoza of California.

Riviera Nayarit Celebrates 10 Years with Polo Cup
Norma Hernández

Mexico's youngest destination is turning 10 and it's celebrating the occasion with a very unique event: the Riviera Nayarit 10 Polo Cup, to be played at the La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club in San Pancho, Nayarit, from December 16-17, 2017.

NBA Plans to Put a Minor League Team in Mexico City
BanderasNews.com

Before the first of two N.B.A. regular season games were played in Mexico City last week, league Commissioner Adam Silver said that the National Basketball Association intends to move quickly to put a N.B.A. G League franchise in the Mexican capital as early as next season.

NBA Plans to Open Training Academy in Mexico City
ESPN

The NBA will announce a new basketball development and training academy in Mexico City during the Global Games Dec. 7 and 9. The NBA has long discussed the idea of having a franchise based in Mexico City, and the league-funded academy could be the first step toward realizing that goal.

New England Patriots Victory a Win for NFL in Mexico
Forbes

On Sunday the New England Patriots defeated the Oakland Raiders 33-8 in a game played in front of 76,000 fans at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. The game was a success not just for the Patriots, but also for the NFL, a league that is trying to grow its presence across the world.

Paragliding Pre-World Cup Tour in Zapotiltic, Jalisco
Guadalajara Reporter

Zapotiltic, Jalisco will receive some unexpected international attention next month when it hosts one of six Paragliding Pre-World Cup Tour dates scheduled in the lead up to next year's Paragliding World Cup. Competitors from at least 13 nations will participate in the December 2-9 event.

2017 Punta Mita Charity Golf Classic, Nov. 18
Ricardo Acerco

On Saturday, November 18, for one day only, Punta Mita will open its exclusive golf course to players from all around the bay - regardless of their membership status. Fundación Punta de Mita and PEACE Punta de Mita invite you to play for a cause at the Punta Mita Charity Golf Classic.

Five Places for NFL Fans to Visit in Mexico City
SB Nation NFL

Are you heading to Mexico City to watch the Raiders play host to the Patriots on Sunday? The game is a great opportunity for NFL fans from the US to experience the vast culture that Mexico City has to offer, so be sure to check out the food, nightlife and attractions.

Punta Raza Surf Fishing Tournament, November 25-26
Riviera Nayarit CVB

The Tepic Surf Fishing Club is inviting all surf fishing aficionados to participate in the eleventh edition of their annual Shore Fishing Tournament, set to be held on the shores of Playa Punta Raza in the Riviera Nayarit on November 25 and 26, 2017.

62nd Puerto Vallarta Billfish Tournament, Nov, 15-18
Richard Dangler

The 2017 Puerto Vallarta International Sailfish and Marlin Fishing Tournament is scheduled to take place November 15-18 in the waters of Banderas Bay. Now in its 62nd year, it is considered one of the city's most important yearly events, attracting fishermen from all over the world.

Fabulous Fishing in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit
Coldwell Banker La Costa Realty

When you are ready to land some seriously impressive fish, whether you're a novice or a seasoned fishing enthusiast, Banderas Bay - home to Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Costa Alegre - is among the best places in the world to catch 'The Big One.'

Double Weekend Challenge at Barceló Puerto Vallarta
Ricardo Acerco

If you are into Crossfit, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is the place to be from October 26-29, 2017 as Hotel Barceló hosts the second edition of the Double Weekend Challenge, an event focused on lovers of crossfit and 21st century physical training.

Vallarta Readies for Beach Soccer Worldwide Tournament
Ricardo Acerco

After a 7-year absence, following the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship 2010, a qualifier for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup a year later, Puerto Vallarta returns to the international beach soccer circuit Oct. 20-22 with the Visit Puerto Vallarta Cup, part of the BSWW global tour.


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