The NFL understandably canceled final season’s video games set to be held at Wembley Stadium and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, and likewise at Estadio Azteca in Mexico Metropolis, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is hoped worldwide collection contests will return later this 12 months, and it seems they’ll carry a brand new twist beginning in 2022.
Ben Fischer of Sports activities Enterprise Journal (h/t Professional Soccer Speak) stories that every NFL group can be required to play one “residence” recreation outdoors of the USA at the very least as soon as each eight years as a part of the upcoming swap to a 17-game regular-season format.
The information is not all that stunning, as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has been eager on rising the league’s recognition outdoors of the U.S. for nicely over a decade. In February, Sky Sports activities’ Richard Graves famous how viewers in the UK flocked to NFL broadcasts all through the 2020 season and made the Tremendous Bowl LV exhibiting the area’s hottest NFL title recreation in over 30 years.
As Michael David Smith wrote for PFT, the Jacksonville Jaguars have beforehand provided to play at the very least one residence recreation in London every season, and a few have puzzled if the Jaguars or a special franchise might both break up time between the 2 nations or make the NFL-ready Tottenham Hotspur stadium a full-time residence venue.
The Jaguars, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons and Miami Dolphins have been scheduled to function residence groups for worldwide video games final 12 months.