Why Football Fanatics Should Not Miss NFL in London 2014
London calling for the NFL! And we couldn’t be more excited to inform that NFL has confirmed there will be another match up in London after the success of former games like the Chargers, the Giants, the Dolphins, and so on. The first match is in September between the enthusiastic Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins. And the second much-awaited match will be in October between the Detroit and Falcons. And the third game (yes, you read that right) will see Dallas Cowboys challenging the Jaguars. London did beat Canada, Mexico, and Germany in 2007 to host the first ever NFL outside America and this year too, NFL teams will grace the Wembley stadium with theirthrilling games. Enjoy your favourite team knocking the other down and if it loses,just say, “It’s only a game”. Anyway, the excitement level is up and it’s the first time when London wants the summer to end soon.
Venue: Wembley Stadium
Events: NFL London 2014
Dates: 28th Sept. 2014: Oakland Raiders vs. Miami Dolphins at 1 p.m. (6 p.m. local)
26th Oct. 2014: Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions at 9:30 a.m. (2:30 p.m. local)
9th Nov. 2014: Dallas Cowboys vs. Jacksonville Jaguars at 1 p.m. (6 p.m. local)
Nearest Tube Station: Wembley Central tube station
Hotels within 2 Miles: Quality Hotel Wembley (0.2),Crowne Plaza London - Ealing(1.9), Bridge Park Hotel (1.3), andThe Fox and Goose Hotel (1.6)
Some Handy Tips
Wembley Stadium will be jam-packed and the nearby hotels are already filling up fast for those VIDs (very important dates). If you’re a true football fan, this is the right time to book everything ahead of time. You don’t want to miss this golden opportunity, do you? Wembley Stadium is enclosed with plenty of budget and luxurious hotels that you can book at discounted prices right now. And yes, most importantly, book your tickets now for the matches. It’s really now or never as tickets are selling like hot cakes. You don’t want to end up keep waiting for another year to watch NFL in London, right?
American Football in London
The September match is going to be a big thing in the sports calendar as two of the most important teams are having a face-off. Last year, approximate 10000 fans flocked to London for the games and this year, the number is expected to be bigger. And of course, locals and fans from all across UK and Europe will also come to cheer their favourite teams. It’s going to be bigger, bolder, and better this time. Jaguars who are thought to be the most attacking team of National Football League of America, is also participating so you can expect a touch and fun competition. Just make sure that you buy NFL tickets for the biggest sporting event this year.
Enjoy Theatrical Drama
American football is much more than just football match. The games turn into theatrical shows complete with bursts of fires, loud music, smoke machines, and fierce cheering. Each team has their own set of professional cheerleaders. The whole atmosphere makes the audience go into a frenzy of exhilaration and sports spirit.
Of course, you won’t be in London for just a 3-hours match. True football fanatics can attend the many fan rallies and events taking place all across the city. All these vibrant events capture the essence of the celebratory matches. Last year, an American Block Party made Regents Street come alive with mascots, live music, American food, cheerleaders, and sporting challenges. This year’s fan events will be updated as the event comes closer. But don’t worry, as we’ll keep you updated.
Learn American Football Rule Book
Football fans would love to learn the rules of American football that evolved from two British games: football and rugby. And the quirky mixture has its own set of rules which take things a step further. Have you heard of the “touch down” and “the fumble”? No, it’s time to brush up your knowledge of American football.
A party takes place a few hours before the actual match in the US. Held usually in the parking lot, the fiesta includes fans holding banners, barbeques, and supporting the respective teams. A similar event happened in the Wembley’s car park last year so you can expect the same this year as well. Your NFL London 2014 ticket is the ticket to opportunities to have photos with trophies, explore the merchandise stalls, play mini sports, and much more.
There is so much to do at NFL London that it makes a perfect escape for football fanatics. Make sure to be a part of the shouting crown at Wembley Stadium this year.
- ► 2015(4)
- ► 2014(89)
- ► 2013(158)
- ► 2012(25)