NFL to play games in Munich
The National Football League is expanding its international presence.
The league announced Wednesday it will begin playing games in Munich, Germany, beginning in 2022.
Die NFL zu Gast in München! 🏈
Die National Football League gastiert mit einem regulären Spiel der Saison 2022 im Heimstadion des #FCBayern. 🏟️🔴
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— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) February 9, 2022
“We are very pleased to welcome Munich and Frankfurt to the NFL family and are excited to reward our fans in Germany for their passion by bringing them the spectacle of regular-season NFL football,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “We look forward to staging our first game in Germany at FC Bayern Munich’s fantastic stadium later this year and to exploring areas of broader collaboration with the Bundesliga.”
The game in Munich is one of five international NFL games scheduled for 2022, along with one in Mexico and three in the United Kingdom — two will be played at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as well as a Jacksonville Jaguars home game at Wembley Stadium.
Germany will host four International Series games over the next four seasons, with the 2022 matchup and an additional one at FC Bayern Munich Stadium, the home of the Bundesliga champions. The two other games will be played at Frankfurt Stadium.
“We are very pleased to welcome the NFL International Series to Munich,” Lord Mayor of Munich Dieter Reiter said. “It is a great honor for the state capital Munich to be the first German city to stage a regular-season NFL game.”