NFL Commissioner Hints at Third Regular-Season Game in London

By Community | June 5, 2013

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has hinted that London may soon host three regular season games at a New York University Conference.

Goodell revealed Tuesday that the NFL is planning to add a third London game each year. He also told the New York Post’s Bart Hubbuch that there’s a chance the Jacksonville Jaguars will begin playing two games annually in London.

The Jaguars are currently slated to play in the International Series through the 2016 season. Losing another home game overseas would essentially cut out a quarter of local revenue streams.

The league’s goal is to eventually place an NFL team in London. Now that many English Premier League teams have upgraded their stadiums, football games can be played at other venues beyond Wembley Stadium. As London mayor Boris Johnson likes to point out, the $780 million stadium constructed for the 2012 Olympics does not have a permanent tenant.

Vito Stellino of The Florida Times-Union reported Tuesday that a Jaguars spokesman told him about London: “Our focus is on one game per year. We are committed to play there the next four years. That’s all we’re thinking about.”

The Jaguars will face San Francisco 49ers on 27th October while the Minnesota Vikings will play the Pittsburgh Steelers on the 29th September.