(CHICAGO) — The NFL announced Tuesday that the Minnesota Vikings will “host” the Pittsburgh Steelers at Wembley Stadium in London in 2013, making it the first time ever the NFL will play two regular-season games in London in the same season.
The Vikings and Steelers will play on Sept. 29, 2013 and the Jacksonville Jaguars will “host” the San Francisco 49ers at Wembley on Oct. 27.
“Since we started playing regular-season games in London five years ago, we have heard very clearly from our UK fans — they want more football,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “We are excited to play two games in London and take this next step in the growth of our game. We believe that more football will lead to more fans.”
London has hosted one NFL regular-season game a year since 2007. The St. Louis Rams and New England Patriots will play this years’ game in London on Oct. 28.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire