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Raiders and Seahawks will play first NFL match at Spurs new stadium

Teams and fixtures are announced for the 2018 NFL London games

Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium will host the first match of the 2018 NFL London series when the Oakland Raiders play the Seattle Seahawks in October.

There will be a total of three matches in the 2018 London schedule with Wembley Stadium hosting the two other clashes. The Seahawks at Raiders match is scheduled for 14 October, week six of the NFL’s regular season, while the two Wembley matches will be played on 21 and 28 October.

At Wembley Philadelphia Eagles will face the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tennessee Titans take on the Los Angeles Chargers. Kick-off times and the order of the games at Wembley will be announced at a later date.

“We continue to be very excited by the growth of the NFL in the UK,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

“The fans have demonstrated outstanding support and passion for the NFL over the past 11 seasons and we look forward to some great games in London this year. A key feature of our success is playing in iconic, world-renowned venues like Wembley and Twickenham, and we look forward to playing in what will be another incredible setting for NFL football at Tottenham’s new stadium.”

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan added: “I’m delighted Tottenham Hotspur’s fantastic new stadium is joining the line-up of world-class sports arenas in our great city. Spurs’ new ground will stage one game in its first year of opening and in 2019 we look forward to going back to staging at least four NFL games in London.”

By the end of the 2018 season, the NFL will have played 24 regular-season games in London, with 29 of 32 teams having participated.

The Seahawks, Eagles and Titans will all be making their London debuts in October.

2018 NFL London series fixtures

  • 14 October: Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Raiders (Tottenham Hotspur) 
  • 21 or 28 October: Philadelphia Eagles at Jacksonville Jaguars (Wembley Stadium) 
  • 21 or 28 October: Tennessee Titans at Los Angeles Chargers (Wembley Stadium)

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