Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/24/13
When the Miami Dolphins take to the road next season, they will earn a few more frequent flier miles.The NFL has announced the Dolphins will play a “road” game against the Oakland Raiders in London next season as part of the NFL’s plan to promote the league for international exposure and business.The Dolphins/Raiders game is one of three contests that will be played at the famed Wembley Stadium next year. This season, the Vikings and the Steelers have already locked horns across the pond while the Jaguars are preparing to play the 49ers this weekend in a “home” tilt.According to the Miami Dolphins website, “The announcement was made today by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at a luncheon hosted by the Sports Journalists’ Association in London. The exact date and time of the game against the Raiders, who are the designated home team, will be announced at a later date.”The Dolphins are in the middle of preparing for their colossal matchup with the Patriots this weekend on the road.“With our historically strong following internationally, the Dolphins are proud to once again represent the league abroad as one of the six participants of the 2014 International Series,” stated Miami Dolphins Chairman of the Board/Managing General Partner Stephen M. Ross. “The opportunity to again connect with our many fans overseas and to expose a growing global audience to the sport we all love is something that our entire organization will fully embrace.”This is the second time the Dolphins have been invited to take part in playing a game at Wembley Stadium, arguably one of the most recognizable sports stadiums in the world. The 84,000-seat stadium will be full of fans who will another form of “football” played by different rules.The Dolphins and the New York Giants played in the first ever international series, in 2007 when over 81,000 people saw the teams clash.The Dolphins are not unfamiliar with playing games outside the United States. They have also traveled to Toronto to play Buffalo on December 7, 2008 in Toronto, Canada.
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