Nfl Adds Third London Game In 2014 Regular Season

NFL.com Ian Rapoport later shared the three “home” teams that will travel to England next year: NFL approves 3 London games for 2014. Home teams: Jags, Falcons, and Raiders. Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 8, 2013 NFL.com offered a statement from Goodell, who hopes to build on the rapid popularity growth of American football overseas: Our fans in the UK have continued to demonstrate that they love football and want more. Both of this year’s games in London sold out quickly. The fan enthusiasm for our sport continues to grow. By playing two games in the UK this year, we are creating more fans. We hope that with three games in London next year we will attract even more people to our game. The International Series , featuring regular-season games at Wembley Stadium, has been around since 2007 and is under contract through at least 2016, per NFL.com. Next year will mark the first season that three regular-season games will be played overseas. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports A crowd of about 83,500 fans attended this year’s Week 4 matchup at Wembley, when the Minnesota Vikings handed the Pittsburgh Steelers a 34-27 loss. The Jacksonville Jaguars and San Francisco 49ers are slated to face off on Oct. 27 in the second and final game of the 2013 International Series. Judging from the reactions of players who made the most recent trip across the pond, the experience offers challenges and benefits. Understandably, the Vikings were feeling a bit jet-lagged upon reaching London, with safety Harrison Smith telling USA Today ‘s Tom Pelissero, “I didn’t realize how much (the sleep deprivation) would affect recovery from the previous game. I don’t care how much treatment they give us.

Singaporeans snap up London homes amid slump at home

NFL Around the World Take a look at images of NFL games and festivities from around the world. The Jacksonville Jaguars , Atlanta Falcons and Oakland Raiders each will play one home game at Wembley Stadium next year. It’s no coincidence that all three franchises are dissatisfied with their current stadium situations. Jaguars owner Shad Khan just kicked in $20 million of his own money for improvements to EverBank Field . The Falcons recently chose a spot just south of the Georgia Dome for their new $1 billion stadium . Looking to replace the Coliseum, Raiders are scouting land in Concord . The dates of the games and opponents for each club will be announced later this season. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pointed to the increased popularity of the International Series as the reason for the addition of a third game. “Our fans in the UK have continued to demonstrate that they love football and want more,” Goodell said. “Both of this year’s games in London sold out quickly. The fan enthusiasm for our sport continues to grow. By playing two games in the UK this year, we are creating more fans. We hope that with three games in London next year we will attract even more people to our game.” The Minnesota Vikings ‘ 34-27 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 4 drew a crowd of more than 83,000 to Wembley. More impressively, roughly 520,000 attended a football festival on London’s famed Regent Street the day before the game. Around The League ‘s London correspondent, Henry Hodgson, counted jerseys of all 32 NFL teams on the scene.

London to host three regular-season games in 2014

Credit: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton Tue Oct 8, 2013 9:59pm BST (Reuters) – The National Football League (NFL) will stage three regular-season games in London next year as part of a push to grow its international fan base, the league said on Tuesday. The Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons and Oakland Raiders will each play a “home” game at Wembley Stadium. It will mark the biggest slate of NFL games played abroad in one year. “Our fans in the UK have continued to demonstrate that they love football and want more,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “Both of this year’s games in London sold out quickly. The fan enthusiasm for our sport continues to grow. By playing two games in the UK this year, we are creating more fans. We hope that with three games in London next year we will attract even more people to our game.” Dates of the games and opponents for each club will be announced later this season. London is staging two games this season for the first time, with the Jaguars hosting the San Francisco 49ers on October 27. Last month the Minnesota Vikings beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-27 at Wembley. The NFL first played a regular season game at Wembley in 2007 and the annual fixture has attracted near-sell-out crowds with an average attendance of more than 80,000. (Writing by Justin Palmer; Editing by Frank Pingue)

NFL Approves London Games for Jaguars, Falcons and Raiders in 2014

“By far the most popular foreign city for Singaporean investors is London,” said Richard Levene, director of international properties South East Asia for Singapore-based real estate firm Colliers International. “Central London is appealing as it is outside of the euro zone, [the] sterling is weak, interest rates are low, and there is relative ease of entry and exit In addition an imbalance of demand and supply has led to increasing capital values,” he added. ) Last week the Centre for Economics and Business Research – a U.K.-based think tank – forecast London property prices would leap a staggering 43.5 percent by 2018, pushing the average London home price up to 556,000 (US$893,658). By contrast CEBR found that house prices in the East of England and Scotland would rise by 27 percent over the next five years. The boom has been attributed to the government’s Help to Buy scheme which is set to launch on Tuesday, and offers taxpayer-subsidized mortgages. (Read More: UK acts to reduce housing bubble fears ) Invest into the property upturn: CEO Richard Tice, CEO of CLS Holdings, tells CNBC that they are developing properties in London and also looking at acquisitions both in London and across the rest of the UK. According to Levene, London’s property market is now seen as a safe haven among Singaporean buyers looking to diversify their property portfolio and safeguard their investments. Further compounding this trend, unattractive conditions in Singapore’s domestic market are pushing investors elsewhere. “The domestic market [in Singapore] is expensive and opportunities are limited. This has led to buyers looking elsewhere for real estate investments,” he said (Read More: Taper terror may leave Singapore property unscathed ) Singapore is home to one of the most expensive real estate markets in the world. Prices have soared over 60 percent since mid-2009 spurred by a low interest rate environment. A two-bedroom apartment located in Singapore’s central business district averaged between SG$1,080,000 (US$864,207) and SG$4,200,000 (US$3,360,806) according to property website propertyguru.com.sg. Fears over a bubble forming in the market have led policy makers to unleash eight rounds of restrictive measures in recent times, and the moves now appear to be taking affect, with some analysts now forecasting a slump in prices. Barclays analysts recently warned that Singaporean property prices could be headed for an up to 20 percent correction by 2015.