The NFL London Games are returning in 2023, bringing American football to the United Kingdom and Germany for a unique fan experience. This annual international event lets enthusiasts watch iconic NFL teams compete on foreign soil. This blog post will examine the participating teams and venues for the upcoming NFL London Games, ticket availability and potential future expansions.
Overview of NFL London Games 2023
During the regular season 2023, five NFL international games will be held across Europe - three in London and two in Frankfurt, Germany - marking a record year for the sport's presence on this continent.
Fans can expect some of their favorite football teams and players to compete overseas, including the Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Tennessee Titans.
History of NFL Games in London
The NFL first began hosting regular season games in London in 2007, with increasing interest over time from UK audiences. Since then, numerous stadiums have welcomed American football from across Britain.
The popularity of these international games has grown year by year, with fans eagerly awaiting their annual showcase event.
Teams Playing in NFL London Games 2023
For this year's international games during the regular season, five top-tiered teams will participate:
Three Designated Home Teams
The Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars & Tennessee Titans are all designated home teams for this year's event. Each team is scheduled to play one home game during this period at UK locations.
The Bills previously participated in 2015, making it their second time to play abroad at an English stadium.
As an International Home Market Area (IHMA) team with marketing rights based out of the UK region, there is immense support behind The Jaguars, a regular presence in London games.
This year the Jacksonville Jaguars will play their landmark 10th game in London. In light of this achievement, the team's President Mark Lamping expressed the Jaguars' commitment to playing in London for the long term: "Our commitment to London and the United Kingdom goes far beyond just one home game each year... The Jaguars plan to maintain a permanent presence in the NFL landscape in London, and we look forward to returning in 2023."
The Tennessee Titans are also scheduled to make their second trip to London for an upcoming game. The team's President and CEO, Burke Nihill, have expressed his excitement about returning once again and seeing their enthusiastic UK-based fan base: "Since our last game in London, we've kept in touch with our UK-based Titans fans, and they've become one of our most passionate fan bases. We can't wait to see them again this upcoming season at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and we know many of our fans here in Tennessee will be excited to make the trip as well."
Favourites to Win NFL 2024 Super Bowl
Although it is too early yet to draw any predictions about which team might emerge victorious at Super Bowl 2024 National Football League (NFL), some analysts consider Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs as early favorites. These two teams are set to battle against each other during Week 9 of the regular season at Frankfurt.
Venues for NFL London Games 2023
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will continue hosting NFL London Games by hosting two out of three games scheduled for 2023. Previously it had hosted during both years, 2019 and then in 2021. Alongside Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans will also play their designated home games at this state-of-the-art venue during the next season.
In addition, London's historic Wembley Stadium is slated to host one game between the Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars during this event.
How to Get Tickets for NFL London Games 2023
If you're interested in purchasing tickets for any NFL London Games, registering your interest online via the official NFL website is quick and easy. By doing so, you'll receive updates regarding ticket sales and other event information as soon as they become available. Keep in mind that demand for tickets to these games is expected to be high due to increasing interest in American football in the UK.
Thus early registration is highly recommended to secure great seats for these thrilling sporting events.