BOCA RATON, Fla. — The NFL is looking into playing a regular-season game in China as early as the 2018 season.
An analysis of how much interest there would be in such a game in the world’s most populous country is under way and being discussed at this week’s owners meetings. Few details have been settled, including which Chinese city the league will target.
Several teams have expressed a willingness to play in China, though the logistics would be more challenging than playing in London during the season.
This year, the NFL will stage three games in London – two at its usual venue, Wembley Stadium, and one at Twickenham rugby ground. The league also will return to Mexico for a regular-season game in November.
UPDATE (1 p.m. ET): Add Germany to the list of potential stops on the NFL’s world tour, according to NFL Media’s Albert Breer.
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