Dolphins will play Giants in London on Oct. 28

Updated: February 2, 2007, 11:49 AM ET
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MIAMI -- The Miami Dolphins will host the New York Giants in a regular-season game in London next season.

The Dolphins and Giants will play Oct. 28, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced at a news conference Friday. The game will be televised on Fox.

The game will be scheduled around a bye week for both teams. The schedule won't be released until early spring.

The Dolphins and Giants will play at either the new 90,000-seat Wembley Stadium, scheduled to open in the spring, or 82,000-seat Twickenham, home of English rugby.

Miami was one of six teams willing to move a home game next season, and was chosen over San Francisco, Seattle, Buffalo, Kansas City and New Orleans.

It will be the second regular-season match played abroad. In October 2005, the Arizona Cardinals swapped a home game with San Francisco to Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. The Cardinals' victory drew a crowd of 103,467.

Goodell is a strong advocate of taking games abroad. The league has played preseason games overseas for decades, and team owners voted last year to include regular-season matches in the American Bowl series.

The NFL hopes to play regular-season games again in Mexico, as well as in Canada, other cities in Europe, and in Japan, China and Australia. The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will play a preseason game in the China Bowl on Aug. 8 at Beijing's Workers Stadium.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.