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The NFL has announced the four games that will take place in London during the 2017/2018 season. This will be the first time that four games have been played in London, as part of the NFL International Series, with previous seasons only having three games for British people to enjoy. The NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, said in a statement: “We continue to be incredibly excited by the passion and love for the NFL shown by our millions of UK fans. London is an amazing city. We have had tremendous support from our fans, from Mayor Khan and other government leaders and business partners, and we are looking forward to taking the next step in the UK by playing four games in London next season.”
The NFL has been hosting three games in London every season since 2014 to sell-out crowds. With the upcoming season, two games will be held at Wembley Stadium whilst the other two games will be played at Twickenham Stadium.
NFL International Series games – London
Baltimore Ravens @ Jacksonville Jaguars – Wembley Stadium on either the 24th of September or 1st of October
New Orleans Saints @ Miami Dolphins – Wembley Stadium on either the 24th of September or 1st of October
Minnesota Vikings @ Cleveland Browns – Twickenham Stadium on either the 22nd of October or 29th of October
Arizona Cardinals @ Los Angeles Rams – Twickenham Stadium on either the 22nd of October or 29th of October
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said; “London staging a fourth NFL game is fantastic news – not only for the millions of sports fans who get to enjoy our iconic stadiums – but also because it confirms our status as the go-to choice for hosting the world’s biggest sporting events. London is the international home of the NFL and staging the equivalent of what would be half an American football team’s home games in the city is a huge step towards my ambition of bringing a franchise to the capital. I am really excited to welcome more NFL teams to London next year, as well as thousands of American football fans from around the globe, showing that London is open to the very best sporting events and the world’s greatest athletes.”
Tickets will go on sale from 10:00 on the 15th of December 2016. To purchase, please visit ticketmaster.co.uk/NFL.
The NFL have outlined the four NFL International Series games as follows:
The Nail Bitter.
Following two previous wins at Wembley, the Jacksonville Jaguars return for their fifth London home game and this time take on the Baltimore Ravens lead by Super Bowl-winning Quarterback, Joe Flacco. Each time these teams have met in the last three seasons, every game has been decided by a single score.
The High Scoring Game.
Dolphins’ London’s RB Jay Ajayi goes up against the Saints’ future Hall of Fame QB, Drew Brees in what promises to be a high scoring game between two teams who are stacked on offense.
Heated Divisional Rivalry.
London hosts only its third divisional clash, as the Rams return to Twickenham to face the Cardinals who boast the exciting talents of David Johnson, Patrick Peterson and Larry Fitzgerald
The Ultimate Underdog.
Get behind one of the NFL’s most historic teams and the ultimate underdogs, the Cleveland Browns. Become a part of the Dawg Pound in what is set to be a thrilling contest against Adrian Peterson and his Minnesota Vikings.