The Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars will each play games in London during the 2024 regular season, while the Carolina Panthers will head to Munich as part of the 2024 International Games, the NFL announced on Thursday.
Each team’s opponent, along with the dates and kickoff times, will be announced when the 2024 schedule is revealed this spring. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium — the only purpose-built NFL stadium outside of the United States — will host games featuring the Bears and Vikings while the Jaguars will return to Wembley Stadium as part of their multi-year commitment to playing a game in the U.K. in what will be their 12th game in the capital.
“Taking our game to more fans around the world is a major priority for the league and its 32 teams, and we are delighted to be returning to London and Munich in 2024,” said Peter O’Reilly, executive vice president, club business, league events and international at the NFL. “Whether tackle or flag football, international passion for the game and the NFL continues to grow and having our teams and their world-class athletes play games and engage with fans around the world is an important part of becoming a truly global sport.”
All four designated teams playing in the U.K. and Germany are part of the NFL’s Global Markets Program which awards international marketing rights to teams in countries beyond the United States to build fandom and realize brand and commercial opportunities. The Bears, Vikings and Jaguars have international marketing rights in the U.K., while the Panthers have those rights in Germany.
The Jaguars have been regular visitors to London since 2013 and played two games in the British capital in consecutive weeks in 2023.
“We certainly owe a debt of thanks to the thousands of fans in the U.K., Ireland and throughout Europe who have made the Jaguars their NFL team since our first London home game in 2013,” said Shad Khan, owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars. “We’ve now played 11 games in London, have forged deep relationships with fans and businesses, have introduced American football to young people that participate in our community programs throughout the U.K. and we’ve raised funds and supported causes that touch many lives.”
The Vikings last went to London in 2022 as the away team, beating the New Orleans Saints. The Bears’ last trip to Britain was a loss to the Oakland Raiders in 2019, also as the away team. The Panthers will play at Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena, which also hosted the NFL’s first regular-season game in Germany in 2022. The league staged two games in Frankfurt this season.
Following a recent vote by NFL clubs to increase league-operated international game inventory, beginning in 2025 the NFL will have the right to schedule up to eight regular season games per season internationally. The NFL is also set to stage its first regular-season game in South America next season in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The host team for that game has yet to be announced.