What is NFL in London?
NFL is America's National Football League... except, as we all know, football in America isn't the football we know. Find out more about what American Football actually involves and get up to date on the rules here.
NFL in London (previously known as NFL International Series) is what it says; the American game, transferred to London. Of the 32 teams in the league, eight will each play a match here in London in autumn 2019. The games played here are part of the regular season, and count towards the league as such.
History of NFL in London
NFL in London is part of a tour previously known as the NFL International Series, which saw matches played in countries all over the world. These days, the eight London matches and one in Mexico City are the only official NFL games played outside of the USA.
Wembley has been hosting games since 2007, and Twickenham has also hosted NFL games in the past.
There was talk of the NFL becoming the main tenant of the Olympic Stadium, before West Ham moved in. There have also been discussions about having an NFL team stationed in London permanently, but the logistics and complications of that mean there are no firm plans yet.
When are NFL in London 2019 games? What time is kick-off?
Four NFL in London matches take place this year, on Sundays 6 October (6pm), 13 October (2.30pm), 27 October (5pm) and 3 November 2019 (2.30pm).
Which teams are playing in NFL in London 2019?
Eight NFL teams are coming over from America to play four matches in London this season:
- Chicago Bears vs Oakland Raiders - 6 October
- Carolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 13 October
- Cincinnati Bengals vs Los Angeles Rams - 27 October
- Houston Texans vs Jacksonville Jaguars - 3 November
Where are NFL in London 2019 matches played?
Two of the matches are played at Wembley Stadium this year, as most have been since 2007 and the other two are played at Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium (one of last year's NFL matches was due to be played there, but was moved to Wembley due to delays in building the new stadium).
The matches on 6 and 13 October are at Spurs, while the games on 27 October and 3 November are at Wembley.
How to get tickets for NFL in London 2019 matches
NFL in London season tickets, which grant access to all four matches, and single game tickets have now sold out for 2019. Hospitality packages are still on sale at time of writing, but you'll need deep pockets.
NFL in London 2019 events: where to watch NFL in London
You might spot some screening events and parties going on around London. In the mean time, acquaint yourself with one of London's best sports bars, and book a table to coincide with the kick-off times listed above.
Find out more about NFL in London on the NFL UK website.