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NFL Expands Europe Initiative, Announces More Games At Different London Venue

LOS ANGELES ( — The NFL has introduced yet another international partnership that will send more teams to play in Europe starting in October of 2016.

The National Football League has announced a partnership with the Rugby Football Union that will see the league play a minimum of three regular-season games at Twickenham Stadium in London over a three-year period.

The NFL recently announced that it has extended its Wembley Stadium agreement, with a minimum of two games per year to be played there through 2020. Earlier this year, the NFL reached agreement with Tottenham Hotspur to play at least two games per year at the Premier League club's new stadium, beginning in 2018.

"The NFL has a strong and growing fan base in the UK, and this, combined with the investments we've made in our stadium will give fans more opportunities to experience the action first-hand at a world-class venue. We look forward to working with the NFL on this partnership," the RFU's chief commercial and marketing officer Sophie Goldschmidt said.

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