In response to outstanding and growing fan support of football in the United Kingdom, the NFL will take a historic step in its international development in 2013 when for the first time two regular-season games will be played in the UK.

On Sunday, September 29, 2013, the Minnesota Vikings will host the Pittsburgh Steelers at London’s Wembley Stadium. This is in addition to the previously announced game set for Sunday, October 27, 2013 – also at Wembley – when the Jacksonville Jaguars will host the San Francisco 49ers.

“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,” said NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL, who announced the final schedule of UK games for 2013 at the NFL Fall Meeting in Chicago.

The Vikings and Steelers will play the first of the two 2013 NFL games at Wembley Stadium, with kick off set for 1:00 p.m. ET on September 29.

Earlier this year, the Jaguars opened a new chapter for the NFL in the UK, making a multi-year commitment to International Series games in London. Jacksonville will play one regular-season home game in the United Kingdom in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, all at Wembley Stadium.

The 2012 International Series game features the St. Louis Rams hosting the New England Patriots at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, October 28, before an expected sellout crowd in excess of 80,000.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson:

“London has staged an extraordinary year of sport and I want to ensure this is a springboard for even more world class sports spectaculars in the future. A second NFL game headed to the capital is fantastic news for sports fans and will help to inject tens of millions of pounds into the city’s economy.”

Iain Edmondson, Head of Major Events at London & Partners:

“London’s major events team has supported the NFL in growing its presence ever since the first regular season Game in 2007. We are thrilled to see this long-term relationship strengthen even further with the news of another Game for the city. However fans won’t have to wait until next year with another free NFL Fan Rally in Trafalgar Square on the eve of this year’s game next weekend.”

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