Nfl Exec: Team In London ‘clearly’ Not Happening Soon

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But the league’s head of international business isn’t ready to say the NFL is close to putting a team in London full-time. “We’d like to continue to grow our fan base even more aggressively,” Chris Parsons, the NFL’s senior vice president of international, told USA TODAY Sports this week. “And whether that’s doubling it from where it is today I’m not entirely sure what the exact number is I certainly would want us to be even bigger in the UK before we made a move like that, which clearly wouldn’t be something that would happen in the near term.” For the first time, the international series will put two games in London this year, starting with the Minnesota Vikings “hosting” the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 29. The Jacksonville Jaguars who have agreed to play a “home” game in London each season through 2016 and could be the main target if the NFL considers moving a team face the San Francisco 49ers on Oct. 27. GOODELL: Speaks out on Goldson appeal Tickets for both games at Wembley Stadium, which holds 84,500 for American football, were virtual sellouts within two weeks, Parsons said. A restricted number of “season tickets” that gave fans tickets for both games were the first to go. “The data that we’ve collected over the past four years really has shown our fan base has grown exponentially,” said Parsons, a UK native who grew up listening to NFL games on Armed Forces Radio and has been working with the league for five years. “When we stack ourselves up against sports in the UK, depending on what metric you’re looking at, we’ve gone from well outside the top 10 to now inside the top 10 in terms of fan numbers and in terms of viewing figures.” Lester Bagley, the Vikings’ vice president of public affairs and stadium development, said data shows the fan base has doubled since 2007, with 11.3 million people in the UK (population: about 63.1 million as of the 2011 census) now identifying themselves as NFL fans. “There is a hardcore following,” said Bagley, who traveled with a group of Vikings officials for last year’s international series game between the New England Patriots and St. Louis Rams. “They love the NFL, and they love the real thing not preseason games, not World League of American Football.

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Breaking News Grosvenor Square London Hotel’s Facebook Contest Offers Chance to Win Overnight Stay London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square Plans Pampering Stay for Lucky Winner Press Release: Marriott International 47 minutes ago View Photo An upscale Mayfair hotel in London’s exciting West End is giving away an overnight stay to a lucky Facebook fan. The London Marriot Hotel Grosvenor Square is treating its Facebook fans with a chance to win the overnight stay at London’s best address by entering on their Facebook page. Click here for high-resolution version LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwired – Sep 20, 2013) – An upscale Mayfair hotel in London’s exciting West End is giving away an overnight stay to a lucky Facebook fan. The London Marriot Hotel Grosvenor Square is treating its Facebook fans with a chance to win the overnight stay at London’s best address where they can enjoy gracious accommodations and amenities from the hotel’s Club Lounge and The Luggage Room Bar. By simply visiting http://woobox.com/xexmuu , “liking” the page, and then entering their email address, contestants have the chance to win the impressive overnight package which includes two drinks from the Luggage Room, access to the hotel’s exclusive Club Lounge for breakfast, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks throughout the day and snacks at their leisure. The Luggage Room is a popular cocktail bar that captures the ambience and style of 1920s London, while providing its guests with an eclectic and inviting environment where Cups, cobblers, punches and martinis are among the many items served. The contest, which is now open, runs until Sept. 27, 2013 with the winner to be chosen from Facebook. Entering the contest presents an exciting opportunity for a chance to enjoy the Marriott’s renowned five-star luxuries and exceptional service in what was once a prominent London townhouse. Locatedjust seconds from Park Lane, Oxford Circus, Bond Street, Hyde Park and the world famous Selfridges, the options are limitless and the lucky winner can plan for fun and excitement, whether seeking a world-class shopping spree, a night at the theatre, fine dining or simply sightseeing in this vibrant neighbourhood filled with historic charms and endless attractions. For those who never want to leave the hotel, Gordon Ramsay restaurants offer fine dining, just steps from their door. French cuisine with an Asian twist is served for lunch and dinner at maze, where guests can order individually or create an innovative dining experience with a variety of smaller dishes. The maze Grill features expansive breakfast, lunch and dinner menus in a New York-style steakhouse atmosphere. Evening menus include savoury steaks, fine seafood and all the trimmings. About the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square The London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square is a tasteful choice among hotels in London’s historic West End and welcomes guests with a variety of remarkable accommodations that combine early 20th century charms with contemporary features.

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