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Goodell says NFL to look into playing Super Bowl in London

10/15/2007 - NFL

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- A future Super Bowl champion may
someday be crowned overseas in a game witnessed predominantly by a
foreign audience, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said.

"There's a great deal of interest in holding a Super Bowl in
London," Goodell told reporters Monday. "So we'll be looking at
that."

The commissioner said London's new Wembley Stadium would make a
great candidate for pro football's biggest matchup, given the
enthusiasm overseas for the game.

The NFL has been expanding its overseas presence for years by
televising games around the world. It's held preseason games in
numerous countries in Europe, Asia, Mexico and Canada, and in 2005,
the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers played the first
regular-season match outside the United States.

The game at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City drew the league's
largest crowd to date, 103,467.

On Oct. 28, Wembley will host the first regular-season NFL game
outside North America. It took just 90 minutes to sell the first
40,000 tickets for the game between the Miami Dolphins and
New York Giants. Goodell said event organizers have sold 95,000 tickets in
all.

Goodell spoke about the possibility of a British Super Bowl
after a luncheon Monday in Scottsdale sponsored by the host
committee for the 2008 Super Bowl in Arizona.