On Wednesday, the NFL officially announced that it will start next season with a regular-season game in Munich, Germany.
There will be a total of five international events next season, three in London, one in Mexico and one in Germany.
Germany 2022 is expected to take place at the Allianz Arena. The German games after the league are temporarily as follows: Commerzbank Stadium in Frankfurt in 2023; Munich in 2024; Frankfurt in 2025.
“We are delighted to welcome Munich and Frankfurt to the NFL family and look forward to returning the enthusiasm of local fans with the NFL regular season,” NFL President Roger Goodell said in a statement.
The NFL hosted five preseason games in Germany from 1990-1994. NFL teams currently licensed to market in Germany include: Carolina Panthers, Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
After the 2020 season of international events was canceled due to the new crown epidemic, the league resumed its annual international event schedule last season. The Atlanta Falcons played against the New York Jets, Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins at Tottenham Hotspur in London.
The Green Bay Packers are currently the only team in the league that has not played in an international tournament.