NFL In London 2023: When Are The Games, Who's Playing, And How To Get Tickets?

NFL In London 2023: When Are The Games, Who's Playing, And How To Get Tickets?
NFL in London: NFL and Union Jack flags strung up over Regent Street.
The NFL returns to London in autumn 2023. Image: Shutterstock

What is NFL in London?

NFL is America's National Football League... except, as we all know, football in America isn't the football we're familiar with. Find out more about what American Football actually involves and get up to date on the rules here.

NFL London Games (previously known as NFL International Series, and then NFL in London) is what it says; the American game, transferred to London. Of the 32 teams in the league, four will each play a match here in London in autumn 2023, while the Jacksonville Jaguars play two matches, making a total of five teams playing this side of the pond. The games played here are part of the regular season, and count towards the league as such.

NFL in London: NFL teams and mascots in formation on the pitch at Wembley before a game starts.
A previous NFL International Series match, at Wembley Stadium. Image: Thomas via creative commons

History of NFL in London

NFL in London is part of a tour previously known as the NFL International Series, which saw matches played in countries all over the world. In addition to the London matches, Germany hosts a match this year. Mexico City usually does too, but is sitting out the 2023 season due to work being done on the stadium there.

Wembley has been hosting NFL games since 2007, and Twickenham has also hosted NFL games in the past, but Tottenham Hotspur's stadium has been the main London host of NFL games since 2019.

There was talk of the NFL becoming the main tenant of the Olympic Stadium, before West Ham moved in. There have also been discussions about having an NFL team stationed in London permanently, but the logistics and complications of that mean there are no firm plans yet.

When are NFL in London 2023 games? What time is kick-off?

Three NFL London Games take place this year, on the following dates. All matches kick-off at 2.30pm.

  • Sunday 1 October
  • Sunday 8 October
  • Sunday 15 October
NFL in London: Huge American and Union Jack flags on the pitch at Tottenham Hotspur before an NFL match begins.
An NFL match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in 2021. Image: Tony Hisgett

Which teams are playing in NFL in London 2023?

Five NFL teams are coming over from America to play three matches in London this season:

  • Atlanta Falcons vs Jacksonville Jaguars - 1 October
  • Jacksonville Jaguars vs Buffalo Bills - 8 October
  • Baltimore Ravens vs Tennessee Titans - 15 October

Which stadiums are hosting NFL London Games 2023?

The first match (1 October) is played at Wembley Stadium this year, and the other two (8 and 15 October) are played at Tottenham Hotspur's stadium.

How to get tickets for NFL in London 2023 matches

NFL in London: a cheerleader in white top and skirt with white, green and red pom poms, performing on the pitch at a stadium.
A Miami Dolphins cheerleader in London, November 2017. Image: Shutterstock

Tickets for the autumn 2023 NFL in London season went on sale in June 2023... and sold out pretty much straight away. Some may become available for resale closer to the time — though likely at jacked-up prices — so do keep an eye on Ticketmaster for that.

Your other option is to splurge for VIP/hospitality tickets. At time of writing, Club Wembley still has tickets available for Atlanta Falcons vs Jacksonville Jaguars on 1 October, starting at £339 per person.

Premium packages to the two games at Tottenham Hotspur are available through the NFL directly, and start at £295 per person.

NFL in London 2023 events: where to watch NFL in London

NFL in London: Two teams in action on a pitch.
Image: Shutterstock

You might spot some screening events and parties going on around London. In the meantime, acquaint yourself with one of London's best sports bars, and book a table to coincide with the kick-off times listed above.

Last Updated 24 August 2023

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