By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The NFL announced on Tuesday that the league will be adding a fourth game to its London schedule for 2019. The NFL did not say what teams will be making the trip next season.
Two games will be played at Wembley Stadium. The other two games will be played at the new stadium, which is being built for Tottenham.
Typically, the games are played in October. This year, the first game was played on October 14th at 1 pm EST on FOX between the Seattle Seahawks and the Oakland Raiders.
The next week, the Tennessee Titans faced the Los Angeles Chargers at 9:30 am EST on CBS. The London Series just concluded last Sunday between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Jacksonville Jaguars at 9:30 am on the NFL Network.
All three games drew an average attendance of 85,031. One of the three Wembley Stadium games were supposed to be played at the new Tottenham Stadium, but it was not ready.
“The games in the past few weeks have once again demonstrated the incredible passion of NFL fans in the UK,” NFL executive vice president Mark Waller said in a statement. “The support of our stadium partners, the Mayor of London and the Minister for Sport gives us a great foundation for further development of the sport and the ability to give our fans even more NFL games in the coming years.”
The Jacksonville Jaguars made it a yearly tradition to play in London, England. The team has traveled to London the past six years to play, including in Sunday’s game.
Since the 2007 season, the NFL has had 24 regular-season games in London. 29 of 32 teams have made the trip at least once.
During the 2017 season, there were four London games.
“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,” UK Minister for Sport Tracey Crouch said in a statement. “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.”
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