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London is just the start of the NFL’s plans for global domination

22/10/2015 NFL Extends Agreement to play Regular season Games at Wembley Stadium for an additional Five Years -NFL Executive Vice President of International Mark Waller left and Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan pictured at Wembley Stadium Picture Dave Shopland NFL/UK

  • Mark Waller, executive vice-president, international and events at the NFL, hopes for a London-based franchise by 2022.
  • International Series expected to expand into Canada and Germany, with Waller envisioning a global football league.
  • Plan to get teams into more cities will help diversify broadcast schedules and grow league around the world.
In 2007, the first year the NFL played a fixture in London’s Wembley Stadium, 81,000 tickets were sold to watch the New York Giants defeat the Miami Dolphins.

That number was over a quarter of a million for three separate games in 2018, all played at the same venue. Demand for seats – according to NFL UK – exceeded that of all other sporting events in London this year except the Wimbledon men’s final.

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