In June, the NFL solicited interest from German cities in hosting regular-season
games. Several cities have responded.
NSL Leanrt, Munich has confirmed that it’s one of the cities. Berlin is not. Hamburg
has an interest, but it believes the time frame may be too short.
The NFL currently is exploring potential German-based games in 2022 through 2025.
The league is working with The Sports Consultancy, a London-based firm.
“At this stage in the process, we have received expressions of interest from seven
German cities,” The Sports Consultancy’s director of consulting Matt Wilson told Sky
“We are now working with each city to support them in establishing their
bidding consortium, developing their partnership model and exploring operational
feasibility.” Wilson said that proposals are expected in early September and that
the league will attempt to identify a partner for games to be played in Germany
during the 2022 season.
The Sports Consultancy declined to list the seven cities that have expressed interest.
Berlin officials have explained to Sky Sports that a sports promotion law prevents
them from participating in the bidding process that the NFL has created, but that
“Berlin is always interested in hosting high profile sporting events.”
Germany hosted five NFL preseason games from 1990 through 1994, and it had five
teams in NFL Europe. That league disbanded in 2007.