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NFL Expands Commitment to Playing International Games

By John Burns, Associate Editor
October 9, 2015

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National Football League (NFL) clubs approved a resolution that extends its international series of games through 2025 in countries other than the United Kingdom.

The decision is an expansion on the 2011 agreement for the NFL to schedule regular-season games in the UK.

“This marks an important step in our long-term international growth,” says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “Fans in the UK have responded incredibly well to the regular-season games we have played in London since 2007. They have demanded more NFL games, and we have worked to accommodate them. We think it’s time to expand our international series to other countries and respond to the growing interest in our game not only in the UK, but elsewhere around the world.”

This past summer, the NFL and English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur announced an agreement to play at least two games a year for 10 years at Tottenham’s new state-of-the-art stadium, which opens in summer 2018.

Sunday viewership of NFL games had more than doubled and the Super Bowl audience has increased by more than 75% since the start of the international series.

For more information, visit nfl.com. — J.B.