NFL confirms four London games in 2019 season
The NFL have confirmed they will stage four games in the UK next season.
Following a record-breaking end to the 2018 International Series in London Wembley Stadium will host a pair of games with Tottenham’s new home hosting another two.
Wembley hosted three sold-out games in consecutive weeks for the first time with the concluding clash, between the Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars, last weekend being watched by a record crowd.
Four further matches in 2019 – with as yet unconfirmed participants – will bring the total number of regular-season games played in London to 28 since the series began in 2007.
“The NFL in London is going from strength to strength and I am delighted that we will have four games in the capital next year, with Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium joining Wembley as a host venue,” minister for sport Tracey Crouch said of the announcement.
“The league brings an incredible Super Bowl-style atmosphere to the UK, with fans sporting jerseys from a range of NFL teams packing out Wembley this autumn in record numbers.
“I am sure the two games at Tottenham next year will also be a huge success as the UK will once again show its passion and enthusiasm for this fantastic sport.”
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan added: “London is the world’s sporting capital and hosting NFL matches here is fantastic for fans of American football in the UK as well as supporters from all over Europe.
“The NFL brings huge benefits for our city and showcases London to millions of viewers overseas. We’ve staged some mouth-watering matches here and hope to host even more in the years to come as we demonstrate that London Is Open.”
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