NFL Franchise in London on Track for 2022
March 27, 2015
The National Football League’s (NFL) plan to have a London franchise is “absolutely” on track, according to NFL Executive Vice President, International, Mark Waller.
London is already scheduled to stage another three regular season games next season at Wembley, which are all sold out already.
Expansion into foreign markets was a big talking point for the NFL at their owners’ meeting in Phoenix, Arizona this week.
Speaking to the NFL website, Waller admitted that London would’ve had four games but was not possible due to the Rugby World Cup.
The league is already planning to hold a regular season game in Germany and have mentioned the possibility of the Pro Bowl being held in Brazil in 2017.
“The work we’re doing now is to ask, ‘How do we accelerate the agenda in Mexico, Canada and China?'” said Waller.
“Those would be our next stage, and we have offices in those three countries. And then, after those, where should be our focus?
“I think we’ve concluded that Brazil and Germany are the next two frontier markets, which is where the Pro Bowl idea comes from.”