The NFL has become increasingly popular with UK sports fans in recent years – so much so that at least one game is held in London each year and 2013 is no exception.
On Sunday September 29th, the Pittsburgh Steelers will go head-to-head with the Minnesota Vikings, giving London-based fans the opportunity to see two of the NFL’s top teams battle it out.
The two teams have 12 Superbowl appearances between them and boast some of the biggest names in the sport, including Adrian Peterson and Ben Roethlisberger.
Wembley is the perfect setting for two of the NFL’s most popular franchises and the whole spectacle promises to thrill fans in London from the first whistle to the last.
If that was not enough, a second NFL game will be held in London in October, so those staying in London hotels in either month will be able to take some action in.
On the 27th, the Jacksonville Jaguars and the San Francisco 49ers will pit their wits against one another in a match that should be at least as exciting as September’s clash between the Steelers and Vikings.
The two matches reflect the growing popularity of American football in the UK, which now boasts more than 60 teams and over 3,500 players.
For those who have never had the pleasure of watching a professional NFL match, the two games coming to the capital in the coming months present the perfect opportunity to put that right.
Wembley stadium is one of London’s most important venues and as one would expect, getting there is simple given the extensive transport links.
It is only two stops from Baker Street on the Metropolitan Line and less than ten minutes from London Marylebone station.