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NFL not ready to give London fourth game

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:33 am    Post subject: NFL not ready to give London fourth game Reply with quote

LONDON London mayor Sadiq Khan has publicly expre sed confidence that the NFL will play four Desmond King Jersey regular-season games here in 2018.However, that is hardly a sure thing, according to the NFLs executive vice president of international Mark Waller.MORE: Is London ideal for NFL relocation? "(Khan)definitely asked the commi sioner for four games,"Mark Waller told Sporting News on Monday in an exclusive interview. Were not there yet and, to be honest, were not there from an inventory standpoint. Were working on it."Waller pointed to a list of challenges the NFL faces in trying to add another contest to the three-game London slate being played this year. A couple of them: Transportation challenges for both the public attending the games and teams traveling to and from the United States.For example, the NFL had to work with Londons Heathrow Airport to book slots for Melvin Ingram Jersey the Los Angeles Rams and New York Giants to return following last Sundays game. Such availability may not always be guaranteed.Holding the Rams-Giants game at Twickenham Stadium also presented a logistics challenge for fans, because a train or subway stop isnt nearby."There were long lines at many of the stations and getting in (to the stadium), Waller acknowledged. "Those are areas where we want to make sure if we added more games that weve got the right resources there." The NFLs scheduling proce s.Most teams, especially those on the West Coast of the U.S., want a bye theweek after returning from London. Because the NFL gives clubs byes only between Weeks 4-10, there are limitations to which Pro Line Antonio Gates Team Color Jersey matchups can be booked.MORE: History of the NFL's moves Khan told Londons The Evening Standard newspaper that the NFL was "on the cusp" of agreeing to a four-game schedule."I hope that the Commi sioner (Roger Goodell) no pre sure will have good news in the next 45 days, Khan said. Just imagine if we went from three to four (games)."Waller described the relationship between the mayor and NFL as positive, but the league isnt ready to make a four-game commitment quite yet."There is a desire from the city of London to do more and theres a desire for us to do more as well, Waller said. Weve got to make sure we have the games obviously and the support locally to make them happen well Junior Seau Jersey because our fans deserve to have a great experience. We dont want to lose sight of that."
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