NFL International Series - Two Games head to London in 2013
In 2013, two NFL International Series games will be staged at Wembley Stadium. The first takes place on Sunday 29th September, when the Minnesota Vikings will host the Pittsburgh Steelers and then on Sunday 27th October, the Jacksonville Jaguars will play the first of four games in London between 2013 and 2016, when they take on the San Francisco 49ers.
In what is ground breaking progress for the NFL, NFLUK and fans of the game in Europe, the fact that four teams, across two games will be playign regular season games in London, illustrates just how far the sport of American Footabll has come since the first International Series game was played between the Miami Dolphins and New York Giants in 2007.
NFL UK Dates Confirmed Until 2016 with Jaguars named the home team
Following the continued success of playing a regular season NFL game in London, it has been confirmed that at least one game will be played at Wembley every season until 2016!
It was announced in August 2012 that from 2013, the Jacksonville Jaguars will be the home team for the International Series.
The Jaguars will head to Wembley in October 2013 to play their first game where they will play host to the San Francisco 49ers, who last played at Wembley in 2010.
Minnesota Vikings Announced As Team To host second Wembley game in 2013 v Pittsburgh Steelers
After being talked about for some time, the NFL announced that a second regular season game will be played at Wembley Stadium during the 2013 season. It has been announced that the Minnesota Vikings will be the home team and they will play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday 29th September 2013.
With the popularity of American Football in the UK and Europe bigger than ever before, demand for tickets has surpassed all expectations with over half a million people having applied for tickets for the previous games.
Fans can find out more inforamtion about availability and register their interest in tickets for the game at the NFLUK's official website, www.nfluk.com. A special offer to purchase tickets for games at a discounted rate goes on sale from Monday 4th December.