Munich – The long wait is finally over. Last year, as part of the expansion of the NFL schedule to 17 regular season games, the NFL required up to four teams to each play an international game on neutral ground instead of one game at home. home starting in the 2022 season. This affects teams in the conference, which would each have an additional ninth home game due to the extended schedule.
The first game of the NFL regular season on German soil will take place at the stadium of FC Bayern Munich, recently crowned German soccer champions. It will be the first major non-football event to take place at the Allianz Arena. Kick-off is November 13, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.
Buccaneers meet Seahawks
Two-time Super Bowl winners and current NFC South champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, led by quarterback Tom Brady, will meet the Seattle Seahawks of the NFC West, who themselves won the Super Bowl in the playoffs. playoffs after the 2013 season could win.
“We are delighted to now be able to announce details for the NFL’s first regular game in Germany,” said Alexander Steinforth, NFL General Manager for Germany. “Fans in this country have the unique opportunity to see two of the most popular and successful NFL teams of recent years. For the Seahawks’ huge fan base in Germany, this announcement is very special news. today. FC Bayern’s impressive stadium provides the perfect backdrop. This game will be forever remembered.”
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“We are delighted to be able to host this exciting meeting between the Buccaneers and the Seahawks,” commented Andreas Jung, Marketing Manager of FC Bayern Munich. “This is the next step in our long-term partnership with the NFL, and we are thrilled to welcome American football to our state-of-the-art arena.”
As previously announced, Munich and Frankfurt have been selected to host NFL regular season games in Germany over the next four years.
Fans can still register for tickets
Fans interested in tickets to the NFL’s regular season opener in Munich can register on the following page to register their interest and then receive all important game information: www.nfl.com/munich
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