NFL UK returns to Wembley Park
THE NFL returns to Wembley Park this Sunday 13 October as Oakland Raiders face Seattle Seahawks, marking their 11th year at Wembley Stadium.
Since its first match back in 2007 at Wembley Stadium, the fan base has grown immensely as we’ve witnessed fans across the UK rejoice in Wembley Park for their shared love of this popular American sport.
Not up to scratch with the NFL – not to worry. Here are a few key facts below!
What is NFL?
NFL is America’s National Football League, the American game, transferred to London. Previously known as NFL International Series saw matches played in countries all over the world, however these days, the London matches and one in Mexico are the only official NFL games played outside of the USA which count towards the league.
Is it the same as Football in the UK?
NFL is not the type of football we are normally subjected to here in Wembley – it is a whole other ball game with a complete different set of rules and lots of padding. It is often compared to Rugby and Australian Football as it shares many similarities, however the key difference is the goal where in Rugby they drop-kick the ball and in American Football they kick it whilst a teammate is holding the ball.
Take a look below at some other key differences:
Which teams are playing in NFL in London 2018? What time is kick-off?
Oakland Raiders vs Seattle Seahawks is the first of three international games with Tennessee Titans to play Los Angeles Chargers on October 21 and Jacksonville Jaguars facing Super Bowl champions Philadelphia Eagles on October 28.
The 2018 London Games schedule is as follows:
Oct 14 – 6.00pm (Kick off)
Seattle Seahawks VS Oakland Raiders
Oct 21 – 2.30pm (Kick off)
Tennessee Titans VS LA Chargers
Oct 28 – 1.30pm (Kick off)
Jacksonville Jaguars VS Philadelphia Eagles
How do I get tickets for NFL?
NFL London season tickets, which grant access to all three matches, have now sold out. You can find remaining tickets on the NFL website where prices start at £41 adult/£21 child. If you’re heading to Wembley for a match, please note that there is a strict bag policy in place.