The NFL confirms three more games at London venues for 2023
The NFL has announced that there will be three 2023 international games in the UK next season.
London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the only purpose-built NFL stadium outside of the United States, will again host two international games, with the Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans traveling to the capital as designated teams.
This is the second trip to London for Buffalo and Tennessee after the Bills played at Wembley Stadium in 2015 and the Titans in 2018.
The Jacksonville Jaguars will return to their second home, Wembley Stadium, as part of their multi-year commitment to the UK.
Jacksonville, part of the NFL’s International Home Marketing Area program where teams secure international marketing rights in countries outside the US, has UK marketing rights and will play its tenth game in London this year.
Details on dates, fixtures and kick-off times will be confirmed later in the year when the full 2023 schedule is announced. Fans can express their interest in purchasing tickets by visiting https://www.nfl.com/uk/international-games
A total of five teams will compete at the 2023 NFL International Games. In addition to the Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars playing in the UK, the 2023 season will also see the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots play regular-season games in Germany, with target cities to be announced later this year.
The NFL had previously confirmed that Munich and Frankfurt will host games in Germany for the next four years. The Chiefs and Patriots are also part of the NFL’s IHMA program, with both sides receiving marketing rights in Germany.
The NFL 2022 games in London saw sell-out crowds throughout the three games as ticket demand and fan base for the league continues to grow around the world. London, which has hosted games since 2007 and has welcomed all 32 teams to the capital, proudly hosted the 100th international game (regular or pre-season) in the history of the league last year.
“Growing the league and our sport internationally is a key strategic priority for the NFL, and we look forward to returning five games outside of the United States in 2023,” said Peter O’Reilly, NFL executive vice president, Club Business. Major Events & International.
“We know how important live regular-season games are to our passionate global fans and we thank our clubs for their strong, long-term commitment to this important initiative. Interest in our game is at an all-time high around the world and we look forward to returning to the UK and Germany in 2023 with some of the NFL’s most iconic clubs and stars.”
Henry Hodgson, GM NFL UK added: “We are delighted to welcome these three teams back to the UK in 2023 and their commitment to this market.
“The Bills and the Titans are two legendary teams with superstar players who, for the first time in their history, get the chance to play at Tottenham Hotspur’s world-class stadium.”
Buffalo Bills EVP/Chief Operating Officer Ron Raccuia said, “We are proud to have been selected to compete in our league’s international games in 2023 and to continue to help grow our sport around the world.
“The NFL has done an incredible job with this initiative. We are delighted that Bill’s Mafia will witness Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, one of the key design inspirations for our new stadium, due to open in 2026.”
Titans President and CEO Burke Nihill added: “It is an honor to be one of the teams representing the NFL overseas in 2023 and to play a role in continuing the incredible growth our sport is seeing in the UK has.
“The atmosphere in London before and during our 2018 game was absolutely electric. Since then we have stayed in touch with our UK based Titans fans and they have grown into one of our most enthusiastic fanbases. We can’t wait to see them back at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next season and we know many of our fans here in Tennessee will be looking forward to the trip as well.”
Jacksonville Jaguars President Mark Lamping said: “The Jaguars and Wembley Stadium made International Games history in the capital in 2022 with the highest attendance of any NFL game in London ever and we are committed to at least two more annual home games at Wembley, aiming to make each bigger and better than the previous one.
“However, our commitment to London and the UK runs much deeper than just one home game a year. We have a loyal and ever-growing fan base that we value deeply. Our JagTag program reaches nearly 90,000 young people across the country, and the Union Jax Foundation ensures we are able to support a cross-section of society’s vulnerable young people.
“The Jaguars plan to always be part of the NFL landscape in London and we’re all looking forward to being back in 2023.”
With the expansion of the NFL schedule in 2021, up to four of the teams from the conference whose teams are eligible for a ninth regular-season home game will now be designated for an international game at a neutral venue each year.
Designated teams for the International Games 2023: Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium), Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots (Germany).
2023 UK regular season home game: Jacksonville Jaguars (Wembley Stadium).