NFL team owners voted today to continue the league’s international series of games through the 2025 season, according to NFL spokesman Michael Signora (via Twitter). As Signora notes, the new agreement will allow the league to schedule games in places besides the United Kingdom.
Today’s announcement didn’t include a confirmation of how many international games will be played per season or overall over the course of the next decade, but an increase is expected, tweets Jason Cole of Bleacher Report. The league is playing three games this year in London’s Wembley Stadium, and the NFL’s international executive VP Mark Waller recently told Albert Breer of the NFL Network that he is hopeful for four international regular season games in 2016.
Going forward, countries like Germany and Mexico are viewed as viable candidates to host NFL games, with Canada, Brazil and China also among the potential options for international contests. Additionally, beginning in 2018, the league is also expecting to play two games per season at a new Tottenham stadium.