At the NFL Fall Owners Meeting, Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Tuesday there will be two regular season games in London for the first time. In addition to Jacksonville hosting San Francisco at Wembley Stadium on Oct. 27, 2013, as previously announced, Minnesota will host Pittsburgh a month earlier on Sept. 29 at the same venue.
“This is a very significant and important step going forward for our fans in the UK (United Kingdom), for the NFL in general and for the teams involved,” Goodell said.
Also at the meeting in Chicago, Goodell spoke about bid cities for upcoming Super Bowls L and LI. The Mercedes-Benz Superdome will host Super Bowl XLVII this postseason before coming to MetLife Stadium for XLVIII and University of Phoenix Stadium the following year.
“There will be three bid cities for Super Bowl L and LI – Houston, San Francisco, and South Florida,” he said. “The bids will be presented and owners will vote on both of those games at the May meeting in 2013. The owners will vote between San Francisco and South Florida regarding Super Bowl L. Owners will then vote at the same meeting on the host of Super Bowl LI between Houston and the runner-up from Super Bowl L.”
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