NFL broadcasts 5 groups to play dwelling video games overseas in 2023

The Buffalo Payments, Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and New England Patriots will every host worldwide video games throughout the NFL’s 2023 common season.

The Chiefs and Patriots will host video games in Germany. The Payments, Titans and Jaguars will play in London. The Payments and Titans are the designated dwelling groups for 2 video games on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, whereas the Jaguars will host a sport at Wembley Stadium as a part of their multiyear dedication to taking part in in the UK.

The league introduced the plans Thursday.

Opponents, dates and occasions for the video games can be launched when the total schedule is introduced later this 12 months.

There can be no worldwide sport in Mexico in 2023 attributable to renovations going down in Estadio Azteca in Mexico Metropolis.

“We have a long history and we continue to grow, but these international games are pivotal,” NFL government Peter O’Reilly instructed The Related Press. “Those who have been there and experienced it, you just see the passion of the fans in these markets. This is the chance for them to experience the best of the NFL live, and it’s an opportunity for year-round engagement with the fans there. There’s nothing bigger and better than an NFL game and those teams to be there in those markets and putting it on in a stadium.”

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Seattle Seahawks in Munich within the NFL’s first regular-season sport in Germany this season. The vacation spot cities for the 2023 video games can be introduced later this 12 months. The NFL beforehand confirmed that Munich and Frankfurt will host video games in Germany over the subsequent 4 years.

The Chiefs and Patriots are a part of the league’s worldwide dwelling advertising and marketing space program, which sees groups safe worldwide advertising and marketing rights in international locations past the US, with either side having been awarded rights in Germany.

The Payments and Titans will play their second video games in London. The Payments misplaced to the Jaguars in London in 2015. The Titans misplaced to the Chargers there in 2018. The Jaguars will play their tenth sport in London.

The 5 worldwide video games in 2022 set record-breaking attendance and viewership, with ticket demand and variety of followers rising for the league the world over. Every sport was bought out, with a complete of 356,116 in attendance.

The Chiefs, Payments and Jaguars are all taking part in AFC divisional playoff video games this weekend.

“We could not be more excited to participate in a Germany game and introduce more of the world to Chiefs Kingdom this fall,” Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt mentioned in an announcement. “Our team and our fans have had incredible experiences in London and Mexico City as part of the International Series in the past, and we look forward to helping the NFL in its effort to continue growing the game in Germany.”

The Patriots are 3-0 in worldwide video games.

“We are thrilled to be selected to play in Germany this year,” Patriots chairman and CEO Robert Kraft mentioned. “We are undefeated in our three previous international games, thanks in part to the outstanding support from our fans. We know that some of our most passionate fans reside in Germany, and we look forward to finally playing a game there. We know the fans will create an amazing atmosphere. We are sure it will be a memorable experience and one of the highlights of the 2023 season.”

The NFL’s enlargement to 17 regular-season video games provides groups a ninth dwelling sport in alternating seasons. As much as 4 of the groups from the convention whose groups are eligible for that ninth regular-season dwelling sport are designated to play a neutral-site worldwide sport annually.

The league continues to discover taking part in extra video games internationally sooner or later and even the potential for putting a franchise overseas.

“There’s nothing imminent,” mentioned O’Reilly, the NFL’s government vp, membership enterprise, main occasions and worldwide. “There’s certainly complexities to work through if you’re going to have a team in Europe. That’s our responsibility to continue to look and see what’s viable. The fact we’re having this conversation is the capacity that exists in these markets. We have terrific stadiums, good governmental partners. Those are building blocks, but it’s a complex process that takes times and alignment, but it’s our responsibility to do the work and the analysis.”