The UK is ready for another invasion as the International Series returns to Wembley Stadium for the game between the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions. The first of three  games held at Wembley in 2014 as part of the International Series – Miami Dolphins’ 38-14 win over the Oakland Raiders – was played in front of 83,436 fans and the next two games have also sold out. The Week of Game schedule for the next match has been released, with accredited working media  able to gain media access to the events listed in the timetable. Unless stated, applications for accreditation should be emailed to and should contain the following information:

  1. Name and details of organisation
  2. Which events you intend to cover
  3. Number of credentials required
  4. Names of attendees (where known)

Please note that this is not a credential application for the game

Once you have collected your Week of Game media credential at the first event you attend, this credential is good for remaining events (excluding game day).

Monday October 20  
7:30 a. m. Atlanta Falcons arrive at Gatwick Airport (via Virgin Atlantic).  

(There will be no interviews but please contact Gatwick Airport press office if interested in filming/photographing. Airport credentials are not controlled by the NFL)

 

11:30 a. m. Atlanta Falcons Community Day – Bushey Meads School, Coldharbour Lane, Bushey, WD23 4PA (limited parking available on-site) 

Players and cheerleaders from the Falcons will stage football/cheerleading activity with children from the school and from the ‘Arsenal In The Community’ programme

 

Tuesday October 21  
8:25 a. m. Detroit Lions arrive at Gatwick Airport (via Virgin Atlantic).  

(There will be no interviews but please contact Gatwick Airport press office if interested in filming/photographing. Airport credentials are not controlled by the NFL)

 

12 noon Detroit Lions Community Day – Surrey Sports ParkRichard Meyjes Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7AD

 

Players from the Lions will stage football activity with London children

WednesdayOctober 22   
11:30 a. m. Atlanta Falcons media availability at The Grove Hotel, Chandlers Cross, Watford, WD3 4TG. Media credentials can be collected from 10. 45 a. m. Report to main reception for further instruction 

11:30-12:15 Players available leaving the field after walkthrough and news conferences with quarterback Matt Ryan and wide receiver Julio Jones

 

12:15 News conference with head coach Mike Smith

 

1:35 p. m. Atlanta Falcons team practice at Arsenal FC training ground, Bell Lane, London Colney, Hertfordshire, AL2 1DR. Credentials will be available for collection at the security gate at the entrance to the facility.  

Viewing and filming opportunity at the beginning of practice (as designated by Falcons public relations staff). Media will be escorted from the field at the end of the prescribed time.  

11:45 a. m. Detroit Lions media availability and team practice at Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa, London Road, Bagshot, GU19 5EU 

Media are asked to meet from 11:00 a. m. onwards in the Ascot Bar. Media credentials will be distributed on site.  

11:45 a. m. Media availability/news conferences with selected Lions players

 

12:45 p. m. News conference with head coach Jim Caldwell

 

2:20 p. m. Viewing and filming opportunity at the beginning of practice (as designated by Lions public relations staff). Media will be escorted from the field at the end of the prescribed time.  

ThursdayOctober 23   
11:15 a. m. Atlanta Falcons media availability at The Grove Hotel, Chandlers Cross, Watford, WD3 4TG. I remember quite clearly how the ipad’s initial release went visit this blog post down in 2010. Media credentials can be collected from 11:00 a. m. Report to main reception for further instruction 

11:15-12:00 Players available leaving the field after walkthrough and news conferences with defensive end Osi Umenyiora and running back Steven Jackson

 

12:15 News conference with head coach Mike Smith

 

1:15 p. m. Atlanta Falcons team practice at Arsenal FC training ground, Bell Lane, London Colney, Hertfordshire, AL2 1DR. Credentials will be available for collection at the security gate at the entrance to the facility.  

Viewing and filming opportunity at the beginning of practice (as designated by Falcons public relations staff). Media will be escorted from the field at the end of the prescribed time.  

11:45 a. m. Detroit Lions media availability and team practice at Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa, London Road, Bagshot, GU19 5EU 

Media are asked to meet from 11:00 a. m. onwards in the Ascot Bar. Media credentials will be distributed on site.  

11:45 a. m. Media availability/news conferences with selected Lions players, including quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson. Also available will be offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and defensive coordinator Teryl Austin

 

12:45 p. m. News conference with head coach Jim Caldwell

 

2:20 p. m. Viewing and filming opportunity at the beginning of practice (as designated by Lions public relations staff). Media will be escorted from the field at the end of the prescribed time.  

FridayOctober 24   
10:40 a. m. Detroit Lions media availability and team practice at Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa, London Road, Bagshot, GU19 5EU 

Media are asked to meet from 10:00 a. m. onwards in the Ascot Bar. Media credentials will be distributed on site.  

10:40 a. m. News conference with head coach Jim Caldwell

 

11:25 a. m. Viewing and filming opportunity at the beginning of practice (as designated by Lions public relations staff). Media will be escorted from the field at the end of the prescribed time.  

12:35 p. m. Media availability/news conference with selected Lions players

 

11:05 a. m. Atlanta Falcons media availability and team practice, Arsenal FC training ground, Bell Lane, London Colney, Hertfordshire, AL2 1DR. Credentials will be available for collection at the security gate at the entrance to the facility.  

11:05 a. m. Viewing and filming opportunity at the beginning of practice (as designated by Falcons public relations staff). Media will be escorted from the field at the end of the prescribed time.  

12:40 a. m. News conferences with head coach Mike Smith, wide receiver Roddy White and defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux

 

Saturday October 25
10:30 a. m.   International Series Fan Forum, Grand Ballroom II, Landmark Hotel, 222 Marylebone Road, NW1 6JQ 

Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk, three-time Pro Bowler Warrick Dunn and Britain’s former Atlanta Falcons kicker Mick Luckhurst will be answering questions from an invited group of NFL fans. Media are welcome to attend and observe/film but will not be able to ask questions during the event

 

12 noon –4:00 p. m. NFL Fan Rally, Trafalgar Square 

Fan festival (attended by 40,000-plus in previous years). Features on-stage appearances by Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons players and coaches; plus ex-NFL players and special guests; music and dance acts; food, drink, merchandise etc. .

SundayOctober 26 (Game credentials required)
9:00 a. m. NFL Sunday Brunch (fan event) opens outside Wembley Stadium (no credential required) 
1:10 p. m. Pregame show in stadium 
1:30 p. m. Kickoff: Detroit Lions @ Atlanta Falcons 
Postgame Press conferences and locker room availability with Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons