Ball from historic Mexico City game arrives in Canton

History Published on : 10/5/2005


The football used on the opening kickoff of Sunday night’s historic game between the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers has arrived in Canton and was placed on exhibit.

Sunday’s game played at Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium marked the National Football League’s first regular season game ever played outside of the United States.

In addition, the game set a new attendance record for an NFL regular season game. A crowd of 103,467 were on hand to watch the Cardinals defeat the 49ers, 31-14 ( Game recap ). 

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The football will be placed on exhibit in the Hall of Fame’s Pro Football Today exhibition area.


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