Kansas City Chiefs to host Detroit Lions in London, UK

As part of the NFL's International Series the Chiefs are headed to London to host the Lions on November 1, 2015

The National Football League announced on Thursday that the Kansas City Chiefs have been selected to host a regular-season game overseas for the first time in franchise history. The club will take on the Detroit Lions in London on Nov. 1, 2015. The Week 8 contest will be part of the NFL's International Series played at Wembley Stadium, one of three NFL games taking place in the United Kingdom in 2015. The game will be televised live locally and nationally on FOX.

"It is an honor for Kansas City to represent the NFL on an international stage," Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. "We are excited for the opportunity this creates for our fans, our city and the global growth of the Chiefs brand."

Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt has played a key role in expanding the NFL's footprint overseas. He has served as the International Committee's Chairman since 2011. The International Series has grown from one regular season game in 2007 to three games in 2014. In total, 17 clubs have played games in London since 2007.  Six NFL franchises will play at Wembley stadium in 2015.  The Chiefs will host the Detroit Lions, the Miami Dolphins will host the New York Jets in a division matchup and the Jacksonville Jaguars will host the Buffalo Bills.

NFL International was formed in October of 1996. The league has held at least one regular-season game in London each year since 2007.

NFL INTERNATIONAL SERIES GAMES
DateTeams/Results (HOME TEAM IN ALL CAPS)Attendance
Oct. 28, 2007N.Y. Giants 13, MIAMI 1081,176
Oct. 26, 2008NEW ORLEANS 37, San Diego 3283,226
Oct. 25, 2009New England 35, TAMPA BAY 784,254
Oct. 31, 2010SAN FRANCISCO 24, Denver 1683,941
Oct. 23, 2011Chicago 24, TAMPA BAY 1876,981
Oct. 28, 2012New England 45, ST. LOUIS 784,004
Sept. 29, 2013MINNESOTA 34, Pittsburgh 2783,518
Oct. 27, 2013San Francisco 42, JACKSONVILLE 1083,559
Sept. 28, 2014Miami 38, OAKLAND 1483,436
Oct. 26, 2014Detroit 22, ATLANTA 2183,532
Nov. 9, 2014Dallas at JACKSONVILLETBD


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