The NFL will NOT convey its video games to London or Mexico this yr … Roger Goodell simply introduced the league will play totally within the U.S. in 2020 over coronavirus considerations.
The Defend had deliberate to play one sport in Mexico Metropolis and 4 video games in London this season … however Goodell and league officers stated Monday these scheduled contests at the moment are OFF.
“After appreciable evaluation, we consider the choice to play all our video games domestically this season is the fitting one for our gamers, our golf equipment, and all our followers within the US, Mexico and UK,” NFL exec Christopher Halpin stated.
“We enormously respect the help of our governmental and stadium companions in Mexico and the UK, who all agree with this determination, and we look ahead to returning for video games in each international locations within the 2021 season.”
The Dolphins, Cardinals, Falcons and Jaguars had all dedicated to taking part in the worldwide video games … however the NFL says these contests will now revert again to the groups’ respective house stadiums.
The NFL has performed in each London and Mexico for YEARS … everybody from the Seattle Seahawks to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs to the Oakland Raiders have performed exterior of U.S. soil just lately.
“The NFL’s London Video games have turn out to be a serious a part of the NFL season and the UK sports activities calendar,” NFL UK exec Alistair Kirkwood stated. “However the uncertainty within the present sporting panorama and the large quantity of long-term journey and planning required to stage profitable London Video games imply that is the smart determination to make.”