London Bound? Jaguars To Play Two Home Games In UK

The games against the Steelers will stay in Florida

Andrew Limberg
February 04, 2020 - 12:09 pm
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(93.7 The Fan/AP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars have announced they will play two home game in England next season.

The games will take place over consecutive Sundays.

“The ability to play two home games, back to back, at Wembley Stadium over this season will further entrench the Jaguars’ popularity in London and throughout the UK during a time when the popularity of the NFL continues to grow rapidly in Europe and elsewhere beyond the United States,” said Jags owner Shahid Khan.

“We’re privileged to be the first team in NFL history to play two home games in London during a single season and plan to make the most of it on game days and every day of the year. We’re really looking forward to deepening our relationship with London and the UK as a whole, and would also like to thank our fans in the UK who have been phenomenal ever since our first visit, seven years ago.”

The games will be played at Wembley Stadium in London.

The opponents for the two home games have not yet been determined yet but the team can confirm that the Steelers game will be played in Jacksonville.

While the Jags will be playing two games in London, the team says they are still committed to the city of Jacksonville.

 "Our work to create new sources of revenue to help us improve our long-term outlook and commitment to operating a thriving franchise in Jacksonville will continue and never end," said Mark Lamping, president of the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

Lamping said the recent relocation of the Chargers, Raiders and Rams will move all three out of the bottom fourth of the NFL in local revenue. Jacksonville continues to look for ways to increase its revenue.

The Jags have played a “home game” at Wembley every year since 2013 and is under contract to do so through 2020.  Khan and Lamping expect to extend the contract. It’s unclear whether the next deal will include two games annually abroad.

The Jaguars will be the first NFL team in history to play two home games outside of the United States in one season.

The Associated Press contribued to this report.

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