New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – With the increased popularity of the international series, the NFL has added a third regular-season game to the London schedule for the 2014 season.
“Our fans in the UK have continued to demonstrate that they love football and want more,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “Both of this year’s games in London sold out quickly. The fan enthusiasm for our sport continues to grow.”
“By playing two games in the UK this year, we are creating more fans. We hope that with three games in London next year we will attract even more people to our game,” he added.
The Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons and Oakland Raiders will each play one home game at Wembley Stadium next year. The dates of the games and opponents for each club will be announced later this season.
The Minnesota Vikings’ 34-27 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers drew a crowd of more than 83,000 to Wembley. More impressively, roughly 520,000 attended a football festival on London’s famed Regent Street the day before the game.