At the NFL's annual owners meetings, Jacksonville owner Shad Khan and the NFL agreed to have the Jaguars' host a home game in London through the 2024 season.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have long been the NFL team most closely connected to London. In every season since 2013 — save a COVID impacted 2020 season — the Jaguars have hosted a "home" game in London, England.
From 2013-2019, Wembley Stadium was the Jaguars home field across the pond. In 2021, however, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was where the Jaguars made their home away from home. But after just one season in a new venue, the Jags will return to Wembley Stadium in 2022. Each of their home games in London through 2024 will be played at Wembley.
"It's a great pleasure to be able to announce that the Jacksonville Jaguars will be playing one home game per season at Wembley for three further seasons," Shad Khan shared. "It's hard to believe it will have been three years since our last game at Wembley. But that changes this autumn, and we look forward to coming back to our London home. We have built a great fanbase already in the UK and I look forward to that increasing as we reaffirm our commitment to playing one home game per season in the UK for the long term, as was always the ambition when we first played in 2013."
The benefits of playing a home game in London are obvious. The potential for business opportunity is greater in London than Jacksonville and the annual home game contributes positively towards the team's local revenue. And it's tough to say whether or not it's a coincidence, but the Jaguars boast a record of 4-4 (.500) in London home games, while having a 38-119 (.319) record away from London during Shad Khan's tenure as the owner.
Either way, Jaguars season ticket holders will be out a home game for at least the next three seasons. The Jaguars will play seven home games in Jacksonville in 2022, eight in 2023, and seven again in 2024.
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