NFL to hold more games in London

NFL to hold more games in London

The National Football League will be going across the pond more often.

The league currently confirmed it will be traveling to London more to hold more official games.

After nearly a decade of holding games at the Wembley Stadium, the league announced Tuesday that it would have at least one game per season, starting the next, at the Twickenham Stadium, home of England’s national rugby team.

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The NFL’s partnership with London’s Rugby Football Union will commence on October 2016. Twickenham Stadium will play host to a minimum of one game per season in the next three years. The same agreement will also allow the NFL to have two more games at the venue in the same period.

Said games are additions to the two already scheduled by the NFL to hold at Wembley Stadium until 2020 and the other two that will be staged in the new venue at Totenham, with an expected 61,000 seating capacity for soccer, starting 2018. This would mean at least five regular matchups will be held in London in the 2018 season.

“We are committed to continuing to grow our sport in the UK and believe that adding Twickenham Stadium to our roster of host venues in London is further evidence of that commitment,” said NFL executive vice president of international Mark Waller in a statement released by the league. “We are very excited to give our fans the opportunity to enjoy NFL action at another world-class venue famous for attracting loyal and passionate fans from across the globe.”

The NFL first held a regular season game at the Wembley Stadium in 2007, the New York Giants romped off with a 13-10 victory of the Miami Dolphins.

To date, the NFL has already staged 14 regular games over the waters. This year, the league staged three games at the home of England’s national soccer team, with the Kansas City Chiefs wrapping up the Detroit Lions, 45-10, last Sunday.