Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 7/12/13
This season the Pittsburgh Steelers will play their first ever game in London, England. The game will be played at Wembley Stadium and they will be hosted by the Minnesota Vikings. The NFL has been playing games in London since 2007 and this year the black and gold get to represent themselves in London. Recently Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took a visit to London. Roethlisberger visited London in an effort to promote the Steelers game that will be played there later this year. “It’s something that is different and fun and guys are really looking forward to the game”, Roethlisberger told the media. Big Ben and Big Ben also took a picture together. Roethlisberger posed for a picture with the giant clock that shares the same name as him. The picture has become very popular amongst fans. Roethlisberger also visited Ireland where he was with Dan Rooney, who is the former United States ambassador to Ireland along with being the Steelers’ chairman. Roethlisberger was the official coin flipper for the Fourth of July flag football game that Rooney hosts. Another Steeler that is planning to travel to London is guard Ramon Foster. Foster will be promoting the game in London just as Big Ben did. Foster will also be joined by the likes of Vikings’ defensive end, Jared Allen, Jacksonville Jaguars’ offensive linemen Unche Nwaneri and San Francisco 49ers’ safety, Donte Whitner. All these players’ teams will be playing London this upcoming season. What will be interesting to see is how well represented Steeler Nation will be for the game in London. Steeler fans are some of the best when it comes to representing the team at away games. This away game is a bit further away than usual though. Giving London fans a chance to watch NFL games is a good idea but at the same time it’s discouraging to fans here in the states because it does take away at least one potential home game for Steeler fans or Vikings fans. Though we should be able to sacrifice at least one game for fans in London, we Steelers fanatics love our team and would love another chance to attend a home game in our beloved steel city. However, the game must go on and it’s set to be played September 29th. So what say you, Steeler Nation, are you packing your bags and heading to London to watch the black and gold?

This article first appeared on isportsweb.com and was syndicated with permission.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Top eight takeways from Raiders’ relocation to Las Vegas

Tony Romo upset with situation, distancing himself from teammates and coach

Kings owner looking for an executive to place over Vlade Divac

Elway: Broncos plan to 'stay the course' with Siemian, Lynch

Boykin may have violated probation, could face jail time

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

USF suspends DB indefinitely for role in shooting, arrest

Softball player, coach get physical in handshake line

Kraft: Patriots do not intend to trade Malcolm Butler

Brandon Marshall talks about how he can help Odell Beckham

Scherzer makes Tebow look silly in spring training at-bat

Lonzo Ball discusses headlines his father creates

Best, worst and hard to stomach MLB offseason moves

The 28 craziest ballpark foods for the 2017 season

The Rewind: George Mason's improbable run to the Final Four

Baseball movies you can stream now to hold you over until Opening Day

Best of Yardbarker: Did Team USA's victory save the World Baseball Classic?

Breaking down the Naismith Award race

Box Score 3/24: Waiting on West Virginia

Eat, Drink, Watch: Weekends are for upsets

The 'Once again, Barry Bonds is the best power hitter in San Francisco' quiz

With Team USA's victory, World Baseball Classic (finally) lived up to its potential

The NFL distraction playbook

Which Sweet 16 team should you be rooting for?

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Best, worst and hard to stomach MLB offseason moves

The Rewind: George Mason's improbable run to the Final Four

Baseball movies you can stream now to hold you over until Opening Day

Best of Yardbarker: Did Team USA's victory save the World Baseball Classic?

Breaking down the Naismith Award race

Eat, Drink, Watch: Weekends are for upsets

The 'Once again, Barry Bonds is the best power hitter in San Francisco' quiz

The NFL distraction playbook

With Team USA's victory the WBC (finally) lived up to its potential

The Aesthetic: The world of player exclusive sneakers

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker