Originally posted on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 11/1/12
It no longer appears to be a matter of if the NFL will place a team in London full time. The question is turning to when. The NFL recently held its sixth regular-season game at Wembley Stadium with over 80,000 fans in attendance. Now reports from the AP says that London Mayor Boris Johnson believes the NFL could be the tenant of Olympic Stadium. A statement from the Mayor’s office read: ‘‘Given the ever growing popularity of gridiron on this side of the Atlantic, the mayor and his team have held a number of meetings with senior executives in the last few days to explore further opportunities involving the NFL and London. The talks were exploratory. We are at an early stage, but the signs are encouraging.’’ All six NFL games in London so far have been at Wembley, including the New England Patriots’ 45-7 win over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. The NFL’s contract with Wembley runs until 2016. Two games will be played at the stadium next year. Olympic Stadium, built for this year’s ga...
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