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NFL, Jaguars extend London commitment


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The NFL and Jacksonville Jaguars extended their agreement to play at Wembley Stadium through the 2020 season.

Last month the league announced a 10-year deal to play two games per year at the new home of English Premier League’s Tottenham Hotspur franchise, which is scheduled to open in the summer of 2018.

The NFL has an option to extend the deal another five years.

Sunday’s game between the Jaguars and Buffalo Bills is the 13th International Series game in London.

The NFL played three games in London for the second consecutive season.

“These agreements reiterate the NFL’s commitment to the UK, with two stadium deals running concurrently,” NFL International Series Vice President Mark Waller said. “To be playing in Wembley, the national stadium, and at Tottenham, in what will be London’s newest stadium, is fantastic. We are very appreciative of the Jaguars extending their commitment to the UK market, which emphasizes the club’s and league’s strong ambition to continue to grow the fan base for NFL football beyond the borders of the United States.”

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