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NFL announces schedule of London Games for 2018

January 11, 2018

The National Football League (NFL) today announced the schedule of London Games for 2018, with Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium set to stage a regular-season game for the first time.

Spurs’ new home will host a clash between the Oakland Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks, while Wembley Stadium will feature games between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tennessee Titans and the Los Angeles Chargers.

The order of the games, along with all kick-off times, is yet to be confirmed.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: “We continue to be very excited by the growth of the NFL in the UK. The fans have demonstrated outstanding support and passion for the NFL over the past 11 seasons and we look forward to some great games in London this year.

“A key feature of our success is playing in iconic, world-renowned venues like Wembley and Twickenham, and we look forward to playing in what will be another incredible setting for NFL football at Tottenham’s new stadium.”

Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy, added: “This is a milestone year for the club as we look ahead to the opening of our new stadium and all that it will bring to the area of Tottenham.

“The announcement of the first game of the NFL’s 2018 London Games to take place at our new home heralds the commencement of our 10-year partnership. This is one of the cornerstones of our vision for creating a world-class sports and leisure destination that will make Tottenham a hive of activity 365 days a year and drive the regeneration of one of the most deprived areas of London.

“The NFL will bring a whole new audience to the local area, showcase Tottenham and bring further economic and social benefits with truly global coverage and attraction.”

Martin Glenn, Chief Executive of the Football Association, commented: “The NFL holds huge value and importance to Wembley Stadium. We are proud to have hosted games under the arch for the past decade and to have played a key role in the growth of the sport.”

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