NFL looks to add games in Spain and France

 | November 15, 2022

After a game that took place in Germany, the league is looking to expand

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The NFL is hoping to expand its tour throughout Europe after Germany has agreed to continue hosting games along with Britain.

The two countries on top of the league’s list is Spain and France but they aren’t the only areas the league is looking into.

According to Brett Gosper Spain and France are “very much on our radar.” Gosper is the NFL Head of UK and Europe and he made the statement to The Associated Press.

He continued: “We need to do our homework to make sure that there is the possibility of a place to land any games in those markets, gauge interest of the host stadia, gauge interest of the host city, even the government, as to their enthusiasm to help us bring a game.”

Both the Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins have “home marketing” rights in Spain, so it’s likely that Spain will be the next country.

However, international rights have been divvied up to ten countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Ghana, Mexico and the UK.

Gosper added: “When you know that there are teams operating in [the international rights program], you want to look at the prospect and the viability of potentially having games in those markets at some point.

“Certainly, in next six months to 12 months we'll be really testing the viability of our options from a stadium point of view -- not just in Europe but elsewhere -- and then at the same time in parallel seeing what the appetite is for clubs to potentially exploit those markets with a game.”

Nordic territories are on the list as well, back in 1988, the Chicago Bears played the Minnesota Vikings in a preseason game in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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