NFL ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR 2023 London fixtures

UK NFL fans have a good reason to get excited as the dates for the 2023 London games have officially been announced.

To kick things off, on October 1, the Jacksonville Jaguars will go toe-to-toe with the Atlanta Falcons at the famous Wembley Stadium in what will be their landmark 10th regular season home game in London.

Moving from one iconic location to another, on Sunday, October 8, ‘The Jags’ will make history when they play the Buffalo Bills. For the first time ever, the club will play their second regular season game outside of the US. Thus, giving fans an extra special reason to attend the fixture.

In an epic run for fans located near Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, one week later, on Sunday, October 15, the Tennesse Titans will collide with the Baltimore Ravens.

And while that will bring an end to the NFL’s time in the UK, hardcore football enthusiasts can head to Frankfurt, Germany, for a little extra sprinkling of football action.

As part of its commitment to providing the country with NFL fever, the Super Bowl LVII Champion Kansas City Chiefs will clash with the Miami Dolphins at Frankfurt Stadium, home of Eintracht Frankfurt.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. On Sunday, November 12, at the same venue, the New England Patriots will go head-to-head with the Indianapolis Colts.

2023 NFL International Games

DATEMATCHUPLOCATION
October 1 (Week 4)Atlanta Falcons vs. Jacksonville JaguarsWembley Stadium
October 8 (Week 5)Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo BillsTottenham Hotspur Stadium
October 15 (Week 6)Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee TitansTottenham Hotspur Stadium
November 5 (Week 9)Miami Dolphins vs. Kansas City ChiefsFrankfurt Stadium
November 12 (Week 10)Indianapolis Colts vs. New England PatriotsFrankfurt Stadium

The NFL can’t wait for the European Games

Peter O’Reilly, NFL Executive Vice President, Club Business, Major Events & International, said: “In what promises to be a great spectacle of football for our global fans, we are thrilled to announce the five games to be played internationally in 2023. This is a record number of regular season games in Europe in a season.

 “The NFL is excited to bring three games to London once again. This is a city with a huge love for the sport and a passionate fan base across the UK. We are also pleased to confirm that the two games in Germany will be played in Frankfurt. This is a city steeped in NFL heritage. NFL look forward to staging both games at Eintracht Frankfurt’s Stadium. This will build on the incredible atmosphere experienced at last season’s game in Munich.”

The NFL London Games are going to make a big splash in the city

Henry Hodgson, GM NFL UK, said: “We can’t wait to welcome teams to London for three brilliant weekends of football in October. To see the Jacksonville Jaguars extend their stay in the UK and play two regular season games here this year is indicative of the Jags’ commitment to continuing to grow their fanbase here long-term. We have staged games in London since 2007, with interest and momentum in the sport here in the UK rising year on year and look forward to giving fans the best NFL experience yet in 2023.”

Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars QB, added: “We are excited to again compete in the NFL’s International Games and face off against the Falcons and Bills in London. Hosting the Falcons at Wembley Stadium will be awesome, only to be followed by playing on the road against the Bills at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. I’m pumped for the experience and know the support from Duval will be strong at both games.”

Todd Kline, Chief Commercial Officer of Tottenham Hotspur, said: “Our NFL gamedays in London N17 are special occasions where we see fans from all over the world descend on our capital city. This benefits local businesses and the wider economy. This year will see that once again and we’re incredibly excited for the 2023 London Games to arrive in Tottenham.”

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