NFL is eyeing to spread its tentacles across Europe. The league is determined to go ahead with its International Series.
NFL has plans to schedule the games in London every year until 2027. Moreover, according to Albert Breer of NFL network, the league is aiming to have an England-based franchise.
One team may play twice in London next season in consecutive weeks, according to the league’s tentative planning of the International Series. The idea of having a London-based team isn’t new, and both ends’ representatives have discussed the issue openly.
In his short speech ahead of a NFL game in London, chancellor George Osborne threw some light over it.
“Hopefully it is something we could achieve in the next few years, maybe four or five years’ time,” said Osborne, per the Press Association via The Guardian. “These things can’t change overnight because obviously teams are already based in some home cities in the States. But I am in talks with the NFL, sorting out the arrangements.”
The league will continue to build up and promote its brand in England and Europe to create new sources of revenue. The league has a target revenue of $25 billion by 2027 and the London venture will help the cause only.