LONDON (AP) – The famous arch rising above Wembley Stadium is becoming an increasingly familiar sight for NFL fans.
The London venue has become the trusted vehicle for the league’s annual efforts to drum up more overseas interest. Heading into the first of two regular-season games at Wembley this year, it’s clear that stadium officials want to see a lot more of the NFL as well.
With the league expanding its annual international series from one game to two this year, the usual questions arise whether one day the league will expand to London. And while the league says any such decision is several years away, Wembley officials say they’ll be ready if the day comes.
Squeezing in a full slate of home games on Sundays shouldn’t interfere with the stadium’s commitments to host England’s national team soccer fixtures and other events, Wembley’s managing director Roger Devlin said Monday.
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