The NFL has announced the teams, dates, and times for its slate of 2022 NFL International Games, which will be held in London, Germany, and Mexico.
NFL International Games 2022: Teams, Dates & Times for London, Germany, and Mexico Football Match-ups
The games will begin on October 2nd with a match-up between the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The second game will take place the following week on the 9th of October between the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants at the same location. The third game is scheduled for the 30th of October between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Denver Broncos at London’s Wembley Stadium.
The fourth game will take place in Munich, Germany at the Allianz Arena and will host the match between Seattle Seahawks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, November 13th. The fifth and final game takes place in Mexico City on November 21st, with a match-up between the San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals which will be held at Estadio Azteca.
All five games will be broadcast live on NFL Network in the United States including the release of the NFL spreads. Tickets for the games will go on sale to the general public on July 12th.
NFL’s Reception in Other Countries
The NFL has been playing regular season games in other countries since 2007 when it first held a game in London. Since then, the league has held games in Mexico, Canada, and Japan. The NFL is also planning to expand its international reach in the future with games in China and Germany. The international games are part of the league’s effort to grow its fan base around the world. The games are also a way for the NFL to test out potential new markets for future expansion.
The NFL is not the only American professional sports league to stage games in other countries. MLB, the NBA, and the NHL have all been playing regular season games in other countries in recent years. NFL international games are just one part of the league’s larger international strategy. The NFL also stages the annual NFL Draft in London, and it plans to launch a new professional football league in Europe next year. The international expansion is part of a trend of American professional sports leagues reaching out to new markets around the world.
Major League Soccer, the top professional soccer league in the United States, has been aggressively expanding its international footprint in recent years. The league now has teams in Canada, Mexico, and Europe, and it plans to add more teams in the coming years. The NFL’s international games are a way for the league to grow its fan base and reach new markets and that could mean good news for American football fans around the world.
As mentioned, the NFL has been playing regular season games in London since 2007, and the league has seen a steady increase in interest in American football in the UK. However, this will be the first time that games have been played in Mexico and Germany. The NFL is hoping that by holding games in different countries, it will be able to grow the sport of American football on a global scale. What do you think about the NFL’s plan to play games in London, Mexico, and Germany and reach a global audience? All we can say for now is that the best of the NFL is yet to come!