NFL: Jaguars commit to four home games in London

The Florida franchise have filled the void left by the St. Louis Rams.

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WEMBLEY STADIUM IS set to become the Jacksonville Jaguars’ home away from home as the NFL team today announced it would play a home game there in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Jaguars owner Shad Khan and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the plan on Tuesday, with Khan saying he hoped to raise the club’s profile overseas and at home.

“The Jacksonville Jaguars will be a bold and ambitious NFL franchise,” said Khan, who purchased the Jaguars in January.

The four-year agreement is in keeping with growing the team’s brand globally, he said, adding that it was also a chance to raise the profile of the Jacksonville area.

“This is a priceless opportunity to share the business, tourism and lifestyle story of Jacksonville with international audiences, and I know it will give the Jaguars a unique and powerful identity within the league and beyond,” he said.

In addition to the Jaguars’ 2013 game in London, the league is working to add a second game in the United Kingdom next year, with the intention of finalizing details in the coming months.

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The 2012 NFL schedule features the St. Louis Rams hosting the New England Patriots at Wembley on Sunday, October 28.

- © AFP, 2012

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