NFL Explores London Super Bowl

NFL, city government have had 'substantive conversations'
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2009 12:41 PM CDT
NFL Explores London Super Bowl
The San Diego Chargers played the New Orleans Saints at London's Wembley Stadium on Oct. 26, 2008.   (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The NFL is in talks with London officials about holding a Super Bowl there, the BBC reports. “We have had very substantive conversations with the city of London,” a league exec says. “We’ve got to the point of exploring the bid document.” The next three Super Bowls, however, are already planned for US stadiums, so London will have to wait.

“The city has all the facilities needed, and in great quantity,” NFL events VP Frank Supovitz adds. A London Super Bowl could also help the league with its goal of globalizing American football. The city’s Wembley Stadium has hosted one NFL regular-season game each of the past 2 years. (Read more NFL stories.)

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