News on the new stadium front! The National Football League announced its 2019 London Games today, and while it’s too early for details, we know now that there will be two NFL games played at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the 2019-2020 football season.
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The NFL released a list of five matchups for next season, with four games to be played in the UK and one in Mexico.
- Mexico: Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers
- UK: Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- UK: Chicago Bears at Oakland Raiders
- UK: Cincinnati Bengals at Los Angeles Rams
- UK: Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars
Two of the games will be played at Spurs’ new ground and two at Wembley Stadium. The Panthers and Bucs will both be making their London debuts, which also takes the number of NFL teams who have played in London up to 28.
There had been rumors swirling that the Oakland Raiders will be playing all of their “home” games in London next season as they do not have a home stadium before their relocation to Las Vegas in 2020, but things have quieted down on that front. Jacksonville returning to London should not be surprising considering the team is owned by Fulham owner Shahid Khan.
The NFL did not announce when those games would take place or which games would take place at Spurs’ home ground. The dates, times, and locations will be released when the schedule comes out this coming spring.