|The Americas Report|
Current sport headlines from around the Americas and beyond.
Perez Fears Mexico Could Lose F1 Race for Decades
After hearing that the Mexican Grand Prix could be reduced or even stopped completely to create more funds for other projects, which include a 1,000-mile railway, driver Sergio Perez said that if his country loses its slot on the calendar it could take decades to regain.
F-1 Grand Prix Fuels Revenue for Mexico City Hotels
Despite the fact that Mexico City hotels recorded their highest-ever monthly revenue in October 2018, as a result of its F-1 Grand Prix, the government's recently announced plans to put the brakes on the race's funding could mean the end of Mexico's premier auto competition.
Puerto Vallarta Open Named a Top 2018 ATP Challenger
The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) has announced the 2018 Challenger Tour Tournaments of the Year, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, which made its debut on the ATP tour calendar in 2018 with the Puerto Vallarta Open, was among the players' favorite destinations.
Avocados From Mexico One Of Super Bowl's Top 10 Ads
The $5 million Avocados From Mexico invested for a 30-second spot during the Super Bowl LIII game paid off. Keeping its comedic approach to win viewers' attention, this year's AFM ad ranked 5th among all of the big game's commercials, and generated the most online interest.
F-1 Grand Prix Race Might Leave Mexico City by 2020
If you are a Formula One racing fan, this year might be your last chance to attend Mexico City's Grand Prix, as the new government's plans to use the $21 Million race fee to help build a tourist train in southern Mexico might put an end to Mexico's premier auto competition.
Olympic Channel, Claro Sport Team Up in Latin America
Bringing fans and viewers closer to the Olympic Movement, the Olympic Channel and Claro Sports have teamed up to offer year-round coverage of Olympic sports and athletes through both linear and digital programming across 17 territories in Latin America.
Arena Vallarta to Host 8th Int'l Charro Championships
From January 30 to February 3, 2019, 18 of the best Charro teams in Mexico and 12 teams from the U.S. will gather at Arena Vallarta to compete in the Octavo Campeonato Internacional Charro Puerto Vallarta (Eighth Puerto Vallarta International Charro Championship).
Riviera Nayarit Polo Cup Celebrates the 'Sport of Kings'
The VII Riviera Nayarit Polo Cup, set to take place from December 6-9 at La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club in San Pancho, Nayarit, celebrates all the passion of the 'Sport of Kings.' More than just a polo match, this luxury event will feature food, fashion, art, music and more.
NFL Announces it Will Return to Mexico City in 2019
Less than a week after the league moved the Chiefs-Rams matchup from Azteca Stadium to Los Angeles the NFL confirmed it will return to Mexico City next year. The game's date and participating teams won't be known until the 2019 NFL schedule is released in the spring.
NFL Moves Chiefs-Rams Game from Mexico City to LA
ESPN News Services
The NFL has decided to move Monday night's showdown between the Chiefs and Rams from Mexico City to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum because of poor field conditions at Estadio Azteca. Soccer games, concerts, and a significant amount of rainfall there have left the field a mess.
Hook the Cure Reels in $520,000 USD for Cystic Fibrosis
The 13th Annual Hook the Cure event, held in Puerto Vallarta and highlighted by festivities, celebrity appearances, auctions and an awards gala, garnered a bevy of support from people all over the world, and netted $520,000 USD for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Avocados From Mexico Returns for Fifth Super Bowl
Avocados From Mexico is returning to the Super Bowl for a 5th consecutive year, keeping its comedic and celebrity approach going while kicking off a campaign from its new agency. Plans include a 30-second spot in the 2nd quarter. The new campaign will continue through 2019.
International Sailfish & Marlin Tournament, Nov. 14-17
One of the most prestigious national and international sportfishing tournaments on the West Coast, the Puerto Vallarta International Sailfish & Marlin Tournament, will celebrate its 63rd edition November 14 through 17, 2018.
Infiniti Engineering Academy Winner Chosen for 2018
An engineering student from Mexico will get a Formula 1 work experience placement on the Renault team as the latest winner of the 2018 Infiniti Engineering Academy. Renault race driver Carlos Sainz unveiled the winner - Patricio Barroso Rios - in the Mexico City pitlane last week.
Orlando Magic to Play 2 Regular-Season Games in CDMX
In an effort to raise their international profile and to boost Amway's sales abroad, the Orlando Magic will host two regular-season games in Mexico City, the NBA announced. The Magic will face the Chicago Bulls on Dec. 13 and the Utah Jazz on Dec. 15 at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico.
12th Banderas Bay Marlin and Tuna Fishing Tournament
Fishing teams with up to four members per boat are invited to participate in the Bahía de Banderas Sport Fishing Club's 12th International Tuna and Marlin Fishing Tournament in Banderas Bay, which will take place July 26-28, 2018 at the Vallarta Yacht Club in the Paradise Village Marina.
Hook the Cure Returns to Puerto Vallarta November 8
Fishing and golfing enthusiasts are already making plans to visit Puerto Vallarta from November 8-11, 2018 for a long weekend of friendship, fun and entertainment at the 13th edition of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's premiere fishing, golf and spa outing, 'Hook the Cure Powered by IOTEC.'
USA, Mexico and Canada to Host 2026 FIFA World Cup
The biggest soccer tournament ever seen will be held right here in North America in 2026. On the eve of the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening match in Russia, soccer's world governing body awarded the U.S., Mexico & Canada the right to host the men's 2026 World Cup games.