JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS TO PLAY ANNUAL NFL MATCH AT WEMBLEY

Jacksonville Jaguars have announced a deal that will see them play a regular NFL season game at London's Wembley Stadium from 2013 to 2016.

Each of the 32 NFL clubs were allowed to bid for the opportunity to play in England but the Florida-based team's proposal was chosen ahead of the competition. Regular-season NFL games have been played at Wembley since 2007 and has become commercially interesting for the teams willing to fly over.

Jaguars’ owner Shad Khan told BBC Sport: "Playing a home game in London over four seasons is consistent with our vision to introduce and grow the Jaguars brand globally. We're appreciative of the support from the Jacksonville business community to make this a reality and winning proposition for everyone.

"This is a priceless opportunity to share the business, tourism and lifestyle story of Jacksonville with international audiences,” he added.

As part of the 2012 NFL schedule, the St Louis Rams host the New England Patriots at Wembley Stadium on 28 October. 

 

Posted on 21/08/2012