Sport News: NFL not coming to Europe
Published by Giselle
May 8, 2020 6:49 pm
The upcoming NFL season will be held in London without guest performances. The reason is the corona crisis. Also, the planned game in Mexico will be cancelled.
The NFL will not play in Europe next season.
This week, the US-American Football League wants to announce their game schedule for the coming season. One thing is already sure. There will be no guest appearances outside the USA in the coming season. The NFL confirmed this in a statement. Earlier ESPN had reported about NFL insider Adam Shefter.
The league decided to play all matches in the United States “so that the entire season can be played in the stadiums of NFL teams under uniform protocols designed to ensure the well-being of players, staff and fans,” the NFL said in a statement.
Originally, four games were planned for London next season, and two were to be played at Wembley and two at Tottenham Stadium. A game was also planned in Mexico City. However, these are now apparently being cancelled due to the corona crisis.
It is expected that the NFL season can start as planned. The opening is scheduled for September 10th, and the 55th Superbowl is scheduled to take place in Tampa on February 7th 2021.
The training camps of the 32 clubs usually start in July, and the preparatory games are held in August. It is not certain at this time whether this will be the case.
In many US states the “Stay-at-home” rules as well as guidelines for keeping a safe distance still apply.