Munich – The long wait is finally over. Last year, as part of the NFL’s expansion of the program to 17 regular season games, the NFL mandated that up to four teams each play an international game on a neutral field instead of a home game starting in the 2022 season. This affects the conference teams, which would each have an additional ninth home game due to the expanded schedule.
The first regular game of the NFL season on German soil will take place in the stadium of the recently crowned German soccer champion FC Bayern Munich. It will be the first major non-football event ever held at the Allianz Arena. Kick-off is November 13, 2022 at 3:30 pm.
The buccaneers meet the Seahawks
Two-time Super Bowl winners and current NFC South champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, led by quarterback Tom Brady, will meet NFC West’s Seattle Seahawks, who in turn won the Super Bowl in the playoffs after the 2013 season he could win.
“We are delighted to be able to now announce the details of the NFL’s first regular game in Germany,” said Alexander Steinforth, NFL General Manager Germany. “Fans of this country have a unique opportunity to see two of the most famous and successful NFL teams of recent years. For the huge fan base of the Seahawks in Germany, this announcement is very special news today. FC Bayern’s stadium provides the perfect backdrop. This game will surely be remembered. “
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“We are delighted to be able to host this exciting meeting between the Buccaneers and the Seahawks,” commented Andreas Jung, FC Bayern Munich’s marketing manager. “This is the next step in our long-term partnership with the NFL and we are thrilled to welcome American football to our state-of-the-art arena.”
As previously announced, both Munich and Frankfurt have been selected to host NFL regular season matches in Germany for the next four years.
Fans can still register for tickets
Fans interested in tickets for the first match of the NFL regular season in Munich can register on the following page to register their interest and thus receive all important information about the game: www.nfl.com/munich
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