NFL adds second game in United Kingdom for 2013
The National Football League is expanding its International Series, adding a second game in London's Wembley Stadium during the 2013 season, the league announced on Tuesday. It will be the first time that London has played host to two NFL games in the same season. On Oct. 11, 2012, the NFL had previously announced a game between the Jacksonville Jaguars, who will be the home team, and the San Francisco 49ers, which is scheduled for Oct. 27, 2013. The Jaguars have agreed to play four home games in London between 2013 and 2016, replacing the St. Louis Rams, who backed out of a three-year commitment to London in order to focus on reaching a new stadium deal in St. Louis. The Rams will host the New England Patriots at Wembley Stadium on Oct. 28, 2012. On Tuesday, the league added a game between the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 29, 2013. The Vikings, who will be in the process of building a new stadium, will be the home team. "Since we started playing regular-season games in London five years ago, we have heard very clearly from our UK fans — they want more football." NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said from the owner meetings in Chicago. "We are excited to play two games in London and take this next step in the growth of our game. We believe that more football will lead to more fans."