Hopes for another NFL game in London have been dashed following a legal dispute involving one of the teams, the St Louis Rams.

The Rams were booked in to play the New England Patriots at Wembley Stadium on 28 October 2012 but ticket sales have now been suspended as the Rams’ stadium lease requires all of the team's home games to be played in St Louis. NFL officials state that the delay will allow the Rams and their stadium authority time to finalise technical amendments to the lease.

Wembley Stadium

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said: "We’re going to play the London games. We hope it will be with the Rams and the New England Patriots next year.

"That’s what we planned…but there are issues that obviously are going to have to get resolved,” he added. "We know there are discussions going on. We hope they will get resolved shortly."

The Rams have expressed optimism that a resolution is near, and announced it will provide updates as information becomes available.

Posted on 04/02/2012