London to host three more games in 2015

A general view of the stadium before the NFL International Series game between New England Patriots' and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Wembley Stadium, in London, England, on October 25, 2009 (AFP Photo/Tom Hevezi)

New York (AFP) - The National Football League will return to London next season with three games being staged at the iconic Wembley Stadium, the league said Thursday.

The Miami Dolphins and New York Jets will play one of their two regular-season games in London on October 4, followed by Jacksonville Jaguars-Buffalo Bills on October 25 and Kansas City Chiefs against Detroit Lions on November 1.

"We are very appreciative of the outstanding support from our fans in the UK, not only for the games at Wembley, but for all of the related NFL events we have hosted throughout the city," said NFL executive vice president Mark Waller.

"We believe we have a great 2015 schedule that will continue to attract new fans to our sport and strengthen the bonds with our existing fans.

"To provide UK fans the opportunity to see games on consecutive weekends, to see new teams, and to attend a division game, which feature some of the most passionate rivalries in our sport, are signs of the growth and depth of our UK fan base."

The Jets will be making their first trip to London for a regular-season game while the Dolphins have played in the United Kingdom twice previously -- in 2007 and earlier this year against Oakland.

The second game will feature the Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills in week seven. Buffalo will be making their first visit to London.

Detroit are no strangers to London having beaten the Atlanta Falcons a few weeks ago at Wembley Stadium.