NFL Wembley Regular-Season Games Sold Out for 2013

By Community | February 3, 2013

The National Football League (NFL) have announced sell-outs for its two regular-season games in London in 2013.

Speaking in his annual eve-of-Super Bowl press conference in New Orleans, generic | Commissioner Roger Goodell said:  “We are announcing today that our 2 games on London (in 2013) are already sold out. It is a sign that the game is growing globally.”

After six successful games at Wembley Stadium since 2007, the NFL recently confirmed that two games would be played there in 2013, with the Minnesota Vikings hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday September 29 and the Jacksonville Jaguars at home to Super Bowl finalists San Francisco 49ers on Sunday October 27.

All tickets released for sale in the UK have sold out over the past month, with allocations set aside for the competing teams to sell to their local fan-base. 

“I think the message is clear,” Commissioner Goodell continued. “There are passionate fans who love the NFL in the UK. There is another step we now need to look forward to.

“What is the next step? Do we move to three games, are there other ways to grow the game in the UK? This is a market where we need to be more active and to grow our game.”

Any tickets remaining unsold by teams will be returned for sale to UK fans later in the year.

Sunday sees the Wembley-bound 49ers bid for a record-equalling sixth Super Bowl victory when they face the Baltimore Ravens in the Mercedes Benz Superdome, kick-off 11:30 pm UK time. 

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