After years of only being relevant in America, the NFL has recently started becoming more popular in countries around the world. For years now, the NFL has hosted regular-season games in London and Mexico City to help expand its global brand.
For the first time this season, an NFL game was played in Germany as Munich hosted the Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 10. The Buccaneers came away with the 21-16 victory and by all accounts, the game and the events around it were a smashing success.
NFL Germany Games
Sunday's game was the start of a trend, as the NFL announced on Thursday that it will play a game in Germany in each of the next three seasons as well. Munich will get to host another game while Frankfurt will host the other two.
This is a continuation of the NFL's attempt to appeal to a more global fanbase. Football is already the biggest sport in America, and it seems to be gaining a huge following with fans around the world whenever they are exposed to it.
With multiple games now being played annually outside of the United States and having success, it seems the NFL's plan is working. That's great not only for the health of the sport, but also for fans in other countries that have the chance to see a game in person.
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