If you liked yesterday’s post on where to watch the Super Bowl in Europe, you might be interested in the following news that was released today.
The New England Patriots will be facing the St. Louis Rams in legendary Wembley Stadium in London, England. Part of the NFL International series, the game will be held on October 28th, 2012 at 6pm (GMT), 1pm (EST) and will air on CBS. The Rams will act as home team while overseas, and will play annual games there in 2013 and 2014. The game marks the first time the Rams will play a regular season game outside of the US, however the team previously played preseason games in London (1987), Tokyo (1989), and Berlin (1990). This marks the second trip to London for the Patriots, who defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009. 2012 marks the sixth year in a row that the NFL has graced London with its presence and interest appears to be at an all time high, making this one of the best times to visit London if you’re a football fan!
Both owners are quite happy at the prospect of playing in London.
“This is a tremendous honor for our franchise, the city of St. Louis and our fans throughout the world,” said Rams owner E. Stanley Kroenke. “We are excited about the opportunity to reach new audiences globally. This is a great platform to showcase the city of St. Louis to London and the UK.”
“We are honored to be selected for this year’s game and eager to return,” said New England Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft. “We had such a great experience during our last visit to London. We are proud to have great support from our fans when we are on the road. The United Kingdom is home to some of our most passionate Patriots fans, including the UKPatriots, who are among our most active fan clubs overall, not just overseas. We look forward to another memorable experience.”
Ticket and Travel Information for NFL in London
Want to see the NFL in London this year? Club seat tickets for the game go on sale on January 25th, with the rest of the general admission tickets being released on Feburary 2nd and 3rd. If you’re thinking about going, it’s never too early to start looking at hotels in London. With the best guaranteed rates in the industry and unmatched customer service, Auto Europe is your best choice for a London car rental.