Winnipeg reportedly finalized a deal to host a preseason game between the Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders. It will be the NFL's first-ever appearance in the city and its first in Canada since 2013.
The game at IG Field, home of the Canadian Football League's Winnipeg Blue Bombers, will be played at 7 p.m. Aug. 22, during the third week of the preseason. The Bombers are on the road that week. The IG stadium was built in 2013 and seats 33,000.
Representatives from both teams and NFL officials visited the stadium in April to check out the facilities.
Winnipeg is about four hours by plane and 11 hours by car from Green Bay.
The NFL last played a game north of the border when the Atlanta Falcons defeated the Buffalo Bills 34-31 in overtime on Dec. 1, 2013, at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.