The NFL is expanding its international play to play in even more countries. The league already has international games in London and Mexico City. However, the NFL is planning on adding Germany to the list in the near future.
The NFL began playing in London back in 2007. Since then, it has become a tradition for teams to match up across the pond. The Jets and Falcons will meet in London for the first international matchup since the 2019 season. They didn’t host any games last season due to the pandemic.
The league is hoping to play in Germany as early as 2022. However, the league is still hoping to get more games going in the two cities that are already approved. The NFL approved a new formula for the international schedule when they voted to expand the regular-season schedule to 17 games.
There will be four international games every season beginning in 2022. In addition, each NFL team will get a chance to host an international match once every eight seasons.
The NFL is yet to determine which city in Germany they will play in. As a result, they will be unveiling finalist cities as early as next week.
The NFL is growing at a rapid level around the world. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is the venue in London, and it seems to sell out every time the league makes its way over there. The stadium holds over 62,850, and most of the fans in attendance will be locals.
It’s the same way in Mexico City. As a result, Estadio Azteca in Mexico City has welcomed the NFL just as much, and more games will be held there in the future.
The NFL is expanding its international play by adding Germany as a new location. The NFL will unveil the finalist cities soon. As a result, we could be seeing the NFL in Germany as early as 2022.