NFL strikes chord with British fans

NFL strikes chord with British fans

NFL strikes chord with British fans

LONDON – The Super Bowl was seen as a foreign novelty event when it was first broadcast live in Britain 35 years ago, but since London hosted the inaugural NFL International Series game in 2007, fans have flocked to Wembley and Twickenham to watch regular-season games.

British NFL supporters have continued to show a thirst for American football, with Wembley witnessing a record crowd of 84,592 to watch the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Baltimore Ravens in September.

This year is particularly significant for NFL UK, as the Oakland Raiders will face the Seattle Seahawks at the new 62,000-seat home of London soccer club Tottenham Hotspur on Oct 14.

NFL strikes chord with British fans

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