NFL takes historical steps in the UK

In response to growing fan support of American Football in the United Kingdom, the NFL will take a historic step in its international development in 2013 when for the first time two regular-season games will be played in the UK.

On Sunday, September 29, 2013, the Minnesota Vikings will host the Pittsburgh Steelers at London’s Wembley Stadium. 

This is in addition to the previously announced game set for Sunday, October 27, 2013 – also at Wembley – when the Jacksonville Jaguars will host the San Francisco 49ers.

“Since we started playing regular-season games in London five years ago, we have heard very clearly from our UK fans – they want more football,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who announced the final schedule of UK games for 2013 at the NFL Fall Meeting in Chicago. “We are excited to play two games in London and take this next step in the growth of our game. We believe that more football will lead to more fans.”