Less than a week after NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported the NFL wants to organize future regular season games of the International Series in Germany, the league confirmed the beginning of a process aimed at identifying at least one city for such competitions.
No year since the first game could take place in Germany has been mentioned in the NFL release.
“The International Series has become a highlight of the sporting calendar in the UK, with many fans traveling from Germany to take part,” said Brett Gosper, NFL leader in Europe and Europe, for the prepared statement. “We are very excited about the development of our German fan base, and the time is right to identify a team that can run a game to NFL standards as part of our international growth strategy.
“This process is intended to explore potential local partnerships, stadium suitability and game logistics. We need committed and motivated guest partners that span the public sector, the local, the sport, the community. and spheres of major events and can help provide a high-impact event and long-term collaboration. Identifying a favorite host city is a key step in bringing the regular season NFL games to our millions of German fans. ” .
Earlier this year, the NFL informed all clubs that they must compete in an international game at least once every eight years starting with the 2022 season. London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will host two regular season matches this coming October.
Last week, the NFL explained that 2.2 million people in Germany watched at least part of the Super Bowl LV showdown between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs. Earlier, Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena and Borussia Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park were mentioned as potential homes for future NFL games in Germany.