Report: NFL aiming to play two consecutive London games in '15
The NFL wants to play a game in London on two consecutive weekends next season, reports CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.
According to La Canfora, a report from The Daily Mail saying the NFL will play five games at Wembley Stadium in 2015 is inaccurate, but the league "feels confident" it will play there in two straight weeks.
The purpose of playing in London on consecutive weekends would be to test what things might look like if an NFL team relocates there, including how the playing surface holds up. From La Canfora:
The league wants to replicate what a homestand would be like for a London franchise in terms of demand for tickets for games bunched close together as well as to test the stadium infrastructure in terms of handling a game-day experience twice in a week.
Three different games are being played in London this season, the most-ever in one NFL season. There was one month between September's Dolphins-Raiders game and last weekend's Lions-Falcons game at Wembley. The Cowboys and Jaguars play there Nov. 9.
Last month, NFL owners voted to require teams that host Super Bowls to give up one home game at some point over its next five seasons so that team can play a game in London.
- Molly Geary