A list of German cities that could host a match even from the next campaign is being defined
LONDON (AP) – The NFL will return to London this Sunday, with the game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New York Jets. Now, she is focused on her next international destination: Germany.
Brett gosper, head of the league for Europe, said that a list of German cities that could host a match even from the next campaign is being defined.
Opening an office in Germany is “reasonably imminent,” Gosper added, as is the hiring of a general manager in that country, as the league expands in Europe. France and Spain are also in the sights.
Eight German cities have expressed interest in partnering for a regular season game, Gosper said. The NFL announced the process to receive nominations in June.
“We will reduce this to three and hopefully we will have the ability to announce something in a week or two,” Gosper said in an interview with The Associated Press.
The announcement could coincide with the trip that the commissioner has planned Roger goodell to London, on the occasion of the match that will take place there.
A week after the Falcons and Jets meet, the Jacksonville Jaguars will meet the Miami Dolphins, also at Tottenham Stadium.
In the interview conducted this week, Gosper declined to identify the likely German finalists. However, he added that representatives of each bid could come to London as part of an “observer program” during the game between Jaguars and Dolphins.
NFL analyzes have shown that, after Germany, France would represent the next step.
“It seems that France is probably the third market in the analysis that we have done, followed by Spain,” said Gosper. “The Nordics also look very strong, albeit with a smaller population base.”
Those markets are “on a high growth path in terms of viewers and with larger fans,” he said.