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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:07 am    Post subject: Jaguars to play multiple games in London Reply with quote

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8286397/report-jacksonville-jaguars-play-multiple-home-games-london-starting-2013

Kinda thought this would have been a news story in here already.

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The person said the Jaguars will play a total of four home games in London, one each year between 2013 and 2016
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Khan said last year he wanted to create an international fan base for the Jaguars.

"The NFL is going to be developing an international fan base. Why shouldn't it be the Jaguars?" Khan said in December. "In all honesty, internationally, they don't know the difference between the Jaguars and the Steelers."


Sucks to lose 1 of the 8 home games every year, but might help develop some London fanbase with a longish-term commitment.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good business move by Khan. The Jaguars could really use the extended fanbase.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SaveourSonics wrote:
Good business move by Khan. The Jaguars could really use the extended fanbase.


Yup. They could possibly get more attendance there than in Jacksonville.

What is the revenue split for "home" games overseas?

That being said, I think his statement is pretty ignorant regarding the Jaguars and Steelers comparison.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RuskieTitan wrote:
They could possibly get more attendance there than in Jacksonville.


I came into this thread expecting a post like this.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RuskieTitan wrote:
Yup. They could possibly get more attendance there than in Jacksonville.
So could every team in the league...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

iPwn wrote:
RuskieTitan wrote:
Yup. They could possibly get more attendance there than in Jacksonville.
So could every team in the league...


What is going on in your avatar.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

iPwn wrote:
RuskieTitan wrote:
Yup. They could possibly get more attendance there than in Jacksonville.
So could every team in the league...
Umm.. Does the stadium in London hold as Seahawks stadium? Because otherwise, no....
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Tatupu_64 wrote:
iPwn wrote:
RuskieTitan wrote:
Yup. They could possibly get more attendance there than in Jacksonville.
So could every team in the league...
Umm.. Does the stadium in London hold as Seahawks stadium? Because otherwise, no....


90,000
67,000

Guess which one is Wembley Stadium and which is CenturyLink.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

iPwn wrote:
Tatupu_64 wrote:
iPwn wrote:
RuskieTitan wrote:
Yup. They could possibly get more attendance there than in Jacksonville.
So could every team in the league...
Umm.. Does the stadium in London hold as Seahawks stadium? Because otherwise, no....


90,000
67,000

Guess which one is Wembley Stadium and which is CenturyLink.
Did you miss the part where I asked the question? Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wembley is currently the largest stadium used for NFL games -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_National_Football_League_stadiums
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:58 am    Post subject: Re: Jaguars to play multiple games in London Reply with quote

incognito_man wrote:
"The NFL is going to be developing an international fan base. Why shouldn't it be the Jaguars?" Khan said in December. "In all honesty, internationally, they don't know the difference between the Jaguars and the Steelers."


*Waves to say he does*
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow_junky wrote:
Wembley is currently the largest stadium used for NFL games -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_National_Football_League_stadiums


Interesting. I could have sworn the Redskins stadium held a lot more than 79,000.

Once again, anyone know if the "home" team gets the majority of the profits as though it were an actual home game or no?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good. Better them than my team. They can have it.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought the Rams were doing this?

And this is a good move, reminds me of when the Expos played in Puerto Rico and got higher attendance there then they did in Montreal.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr. Philly wrote:
I thought the Rams were doing this?

And this is a good move, reminds me of when the Expos played in Puerto Rico and got higher attendance there then they did in Montreal.
They backed out of it. They were supposed to then backed out.
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