The National Football League has today announced the six teams that will be heading to London during the 2018 season. The 2018 London Games features a series firsts, including the NFL debut at a new stadium, as well as three teams playing a regular season game in London for the first time.
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English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium will serve as the site for an NFL game for the first time ever in October, joining Wembley Stadium and Twickenham Stadium, as UK venues that have hosted American football.
“We continue to be very excited by the growth the NFL in the UK,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “The fans have demonstrated outstanding support and passion for the NFL over the past 11 seasons and we look forward to some great games in London this year. A key feature our success is playing in iconic, world-renowned venues like Wembley and Twickenham, and we look forward to playing in what will be another incredible setting for NFL football at Tottenham’s new stadium.”
The Seattle Seahawks, Philadelphia Eagles and Tennessee Titans will all be playing in London for the first time.
The three London games for 2018 include:
Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders, Tottenham stadium, Oct. 14.
Tennessee Titans vs. Los Angeles Chargers, Wembley Stadium, Oct. 21 or 28.
Game times for each contest will be announced at a later date. The NFL releases the full 2018 schedule around mid-April.
According to NFL.com, by the end the 2018 season, the NFL will have played 24 regular-season games in London, with 29 32 teams having participated.