NFL seeks spouse town for video games in Germany
LONDON — The NFL desires to enlarge its global sequence by means of protecting regular-season video games in Germany, launching a procedure Wednesday to spot a spouse town.Germany boasts a powerful NFL fan base and is among the global’s greatest economies, making the rustic a fantastic spouse.The NFL has staged 28 regular-season video games in London since 2007 and can play two extra in October at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. German fanatics regularly go back and forth to London to wait video games, the league mentioned.”We are very excited about the development of our German fan base, and the time is right to identify a partner who can execute a game at NFL standards as part of our international growth strategy,” Brett Gosper, the NFL’s head of UK and Europe, mentioned in a remark.The NFL has employed London-based The Sports activities Consultancy to lend a hand, together with running with towns to expand their proposals.”This process is designed to explore potential local partnerships, stadium suitability and game logistics,” Gosper mentioned. “We need engaged and motivated host partners that span the public sector, venue, sport, community and major event spheres and can help us deliver a high-impact event and a long-term partnership. Identifying a preferred host city is a key step in bringing regular-season NFL games to our millions of German fans.”The league mentioned its weekly tv viewership in Germany has grown by means of greater than 20% once a year since 2017.German viewership of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 31-9 victory over the Kansas Town Chiefs within the Tremendous Bowl on Feb. 8 set a document.”Germany is a leading market outside North America for NFL Shop sales, fantasy football participation and sales of the Madden NFL video game,” the league mentioned in its remark.The NFL staged 5 preseason video games in Germany between 1990 and 1994, and it had a certified group presence in Germany between 1991 and 2007 with the Berlin Thunder, Cologne Centurions, Frankfurt Galaxy, Hamburg Sea Devils and Rhein Hearth enjoying at quite a lot of instances within the former International League/NFL Europe/NFL Europa.NFL regular-season video games have additionally been performed in Mexico and Canada.