The NFL is considering expanding the league into London even more by offering a special season ticket option.
Jacksonville owner Shad Khan recently pulled out of a deal to purchase Wembley Stadium in London, however, there is still an interest of expanding the NFL platform abroad. According to CBS Sports, league office execs and NFL owners are discussing the idea of a “London season ticket.”
While the ticket would work like a U.S. season ticket, offering eight regular-season games, it would also feature different teams, with an exception of two games featuring the Jacksonville Jaguars. The team would play two games at the onset, followed by various matches from a variety of teams. Over time, the Jaguars could play four games in London and four in the U.S., league sources said.
According to ESPN, the NFL said it will play four regular-season games in London next year: two will take place at Wembley Stadium and two will be hosted at the stadium in construction for the Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur. While the NFL did not say which teams will be making the trip, the Jaguars have played in London each year during the past six seasons.
There have been 24 NFL games played in London to date, along with three so far this season.
“The games in the past few weeks have once again demonstrated the incredible passion of NFL fans in the UK,” NFL executive vice president Mark Waller said in a statement. “The support of our stadium partners, the Mayor of London and the Minister for Sport gives us a great foundation for further development of the sport and the ability to give our fans even more NFL games in the coming years.”
UK Minister for Sport Tracey Crouch said that the NFL in London is “going from strength to strength” and they’re “delighted” to have four games in London in 2019.
“The league brings an incredible Super Bowl-style atmosphere to the UK, with fans sporting jerseys from a range of NFL teams packing out Wembley this autumn in record numbers,” Crouch said.