Oct 23, 2011; London, ENGLAND; A general view of the stadium during the performing of the British national anthem prior to the start of the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Chicago Bears in the NFL International Series game at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Jacksonville Jaguars To Face San Francisco 49ers In London In 2013

The Jacksonville Jaguars will be announcing their opponent for their International Series which takes place overseas in London, England at Wembley Stadium. The Jaguars have committed to playing the International Series until at least 2016. Next year’s game will take place on October 27, 2013 and will see the Jaguars designated as the home team.

Who will the Jaguars be facing? Jacksonville will host the San Francisco 49ers. San Francisco previously played in London back in 2010.

“By committing to play a regular-season home game in London in each of the next four years, the Jaguars will play a major role in helping grow our sport in the UK and beyond,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said. “We think Jaguars-49ers is a matchup our fans will really enjoy and a great way to start a new era in the international development of our game.”

Jaguars owner Shad Khan confirmed the 49ers as an opponent and sees the Jaguars games at Wembley Stadium as a big opportunity for the team to grow.

“Everyone associated with the Jacksonville Jaguars is very much looking forward to our four home games in London through 2016, and we’re particularly thrilled and honored that our first opponent will be the San Francisco 49ers,” Khan said. “This is a unique and important opportunity for the Jaguarsfranchise, as well as for our fans and community. To share this stage in our first year at Wembley with a rising power like the 49ers will bring additional attention and respect to what we’re trying to achieve as a franchise. We can’t wait to see our global vision for the Jaguars become reality next season.”

Many NFL teams are not thrilled with the idea of traveling to London for the International Series but at least the team stuck their until 2016 is happy with the games.

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