The National Football League (NFL) has furthered its growth in the UK with the addition of another regular-season game to be played at Wembley Stadium next year.
In response to the growing demand of the sell-out events in London, the NFL has organised a third game to be played outside of the United States for the first time in its history. The Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons and Oakland Raiders will each play a ‘home’ game at Wembley next season.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said: “Our fans in the UK have continued to demonstrate that they love football and want more. Both of this year’s games in London sold out quickly. The fan enthusiasm for our sport continues to grow. We hope that with three games in London next year we will attract even more people to our game.”
The Minnesota Vikings played the Pittsburgh Steelers at Wembley on September 29, whilst the Jaguars – that face the San Francisco 49ers on October 27 – committed to play a home game at the London venue every season from 2013-16.
The game dates and the three opponents are yet to be announced.