NFL hopes to expand international play to Germany in 2022 or 2023 – NBC Chicago
NFL wants to extend international games to Germany originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
Maybe it’s time to start packing.
the The 2021 NFL schedule has been released last month, and one of the highlights of this season is the return of international play. The league has already hosted matches in Mexico and will return to London, England in 2021.
Now there might be a new overseas contender to host an NFL game in the future.
According to Peter King of NBC Sports, the league would like extend the international game to Germany in 2022 or 2023. King noted in his Section “Football Morning in America” that Germany is the fastest growing international NFL market – the NFL had 2.2 million Germans tuned in to watch Super Bowl LV between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs .
King writes that the first German hall would probably be the Allianz Arena in Munich, a 70,000-seat hall and the headquarters of the Bayern Munich football club.
In addition to an expansion of international games, King asked NFL Strategy Director Chris Halpin to forecast what the NFL schedule might look like in five years. Halpin guessed there could be six total international matches on the schedule by 2026: four staged in England, one in Mexico and one in Germany.