MX23RW : Thursday, September 20 16:52:27

NFL agree to continue UK games

NFL owners agree to continue holding regular-season games in the UK until 2016.

NFL owners have agreed a resolution to continue holding at least one regular-season game in the United Kingdom until 2016.

The resolution, which was passed at the league's annual fall meeting in Houston this week, allows teams to volunteer to host at least one game per campaign in the UK for up to five seasons.

The agreement allows the NFL to increase the number of games held in the UK each season, depending on the number of teams that volunteer and the level of interest.

"The response to NFL games being played in the UK continues to be exceptional," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said.

"Because of the outstanding support of our British fans, we are confident that hosting additional games in the UK will be well received and support our goal of bringing football to more fans in the UK and beyond."

This year's game – between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears – is scheduled for Sunday, October 23. The fixture will be the final game as part of the previous resolution.

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