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National Football League

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 112994, tabled on 14 November 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on establishing a National Football League franchise in the UK.

Answered on

20 November 2017

The Government is hugely supportive of the NFL in London, and welcome the investment and economic benefits. The Government’s sport strategy, Sporting Future, made a commitment to support new sports in the UK, including through greater links with the National Football League, with the aspiration that a new franchise might one day be based here.

This year marked ten years of London hosting the NFL International Series. Sell outs and the extra game this year show the appetite for NFL in the UK is growing. The NFL's executive vice president of international, Mark Waller, recently stated the NFL's ambition remains to bring a franchise to London by 2022.

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