The NFL has decided to select the German cities of Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, and Munich as candidates to enter the final round of bidding to host a regular-season NFL game sometime during the 2022-23 season.
While it hasn’t yet been specified whether the city with the winning bid will host a game in 2022 or 2023, the NFL did release the following statement on the matter:
“After an initial period in which expressions of interest were received from multiple cities, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, and Munich have been invited to proceed to the ‘candidate phase’ of the process. Those cities will now participate in deeper conversations about staging games in Germany.”
As one of the fastest-growing NFL fanbases and strongest economies worldwide, Germany made a fitting choice for hosting an NFL game abroad. This initiative is aimed at pursuing the NFL’s goal of achieving global popularity.
Brett Gosper, NFL head of Europe and the UK, revealed that the NFL views Germany as a potential hub for fan engagement and grassroots action in the region. France, Spain, and the Nordic countries are also being strongly considered as hosts for future games.